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Beyond Returns: Driving Positive Impact for Our Companies, Investors and Communities

November 18, 2019

At Blackstone, we are proud of our positive contributions to the economy and our communities.

At Blackstone, we are proud of the positive impact we have on the companies in which we invest; our investors — including more than 31 million pensioners— who entrust us with their capital; and communities in which we live and work.

Our companies have added more than 100,000 net jobs since 2005.

We’ve produced $175 billion in gains for our investors. That helps teachers, police officers, firefighters and others retire with greater financial security. 

We are responsible stewards of capital and operators of the companies in which we invest. Of our more than 700 control investments in the last 15 years, we’ve had one bankruptcy and no liquidations, a rate of 0.1 percent.

Our operating experts help make companies stronger and grow faster so they are in a better position to hire and invest for the long term. We also go beyond returns to invest responsibly and support communities

Our companies have hired more than 80,000 veterans and their spouses since 2013 — with a goal of reaching 100,000 in the near term. 

We are also helping our companies become more environmentally sustainable. Our interventions can help reduce energy usage by 15 percent. In New York, we built the largest private apartment building solar project in the United States. 

We improve and strengthen the companies in which we invest. After 11 years of our ownership, Hilton was recognized as the number one place to work by Fortune Magazine, and the number one place to work for women. 

And our charitable foundation has committed more than $100 million globally — primarily in support of student entrepreneurs.

We are committed to continuing to make a positive impact for our investors, companies, employees, and communities for years to come.