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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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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BuildESG Private Equity Ratings Reveals Key Value Creation Insights: TA Associates

As more investors and private equity firms navigate their ESG journeys, it is increasingly meaningful for the alternative investments industry to tie ESG investments to value creation. As a result of our ratings process on over 100 PE firm ESG programs, BuildESG has identified numerous case studies that achieved both financial and social returns via…

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