Human Capital: A Key Ingredient to Exceptional Shareholder Returns

A Perspective from BuildRI CEO, James Lindstrom How often do CEOs claim their company’s greatest asset is its people? As a former CEO of IES, a publicly-traded infrastructure services company, I can attest that our workforce’s “ownership mindset” was pivotal to our share price soaring over 60 times from 2011 to today. While we made…

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Top Ten Questions to Assess a Private Equity Firm’s Operational Improvement Capabilities

“I’ve never met a private equity firm without an operational improvement playbook.” -Global Multi-Family Investment Office According to BuildRI’s proprietary research, less than ⅕ of the 600 private equity firms publicly disclose the presence full-time operational improvement talent. This stark reality and lack of transparency underscores the need for limited partners (LPs) and executives of…

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BuildRI Announces Top 2023 Responsible Investment Programs of North American Alternative Investors

Greetings, We are delighted to announce today the top responsible investment programs in North America for 2023. The accompanying chart showcases the principal categories in which this year’s foremost responsible investment programs from the North American alternative investment sector have excelled, surpassing the BuildRI Index standards. The BuildRI Index, a benchmark tool, offers an “outside-in”…

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BuildRI Achieves Diversity Certification

BuildRI is pleased to announce its Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC is the nation’s oldest and leading minority business development and supplier diversity organization. As a partner to many as they seek benchmarking, best practices and reporting solutions for their value creation, ESG and responsible investment efforts,…

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BuildESG Adds Free Version of BuildRI Software, Accelerating the Path Toward a Single Source of Trust for Responsible Investment Integration in the Alternative Investment Sector

After launching its award-winning ESG operating platform in 2022, BuildESG, a leader in the responsible investment reporting landscape, is delighted to announce the launch of a free version of its BuildRI software. Tailored to meet the needs of alternative investment managers in private equity, venture capital and private debt and their key stakeholders, BuildRI aims to make responsible investment integration more standardized, accessible and actionable.

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BuildESG Unveils Enhanced BuildRI Platform, Enabling Lenders to Seamlessly Assess Private Equity Sponsors’ Responsible Investing and ESG Integration Levels

BuildESG, the platform for Responsible Investment and ESG analytics in the private markets, today unveiled an expansion of its BuildRI software suite. This new upgrade extends the platform’s capabilities to encompass lenders to alternative investment firms and their portfolios. This enhancement follows the success of BuildESG’s award-winning ratings and software solutions, which have already set industry benchmarks for alternative investment firms and limited partners.

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A Deeper Dive into Diversity in Private Equity: Spotlight on KKR

Our team has recently completed another round of in-depth reviews of responsible investment and ESG disclosures made by private equity firms and limited partners across North America and Europe and shares our key observations about KKR’s approach. Key Observations: 1. Diversity Remains Paramount: The emphasis on diversity remains strong among both limited partners and investment…

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