KKR launched a new program to enable parents to fly their nannies along with children on business trips. The goal is to attract diversity of talent as a way to generate better and more profitable opportunities.
“Too many same people means too much same thinking,” Roberts, 71, said in an interview. “We found that people were hiring people like themselves. If you want to stifle innovation, if you want to stifle diverse thinking, if you want to stifle creativity, then just keep hiring people like yourself.”
Bloomberg tracked diversity across PE firms in the chart below.