The consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is essential to OHA’s fundamental approach to credit investing as well as its own operations. OHA believes ESG analysis provides additional insight into an issuer’s creditworthiness. As such, it seeks to integrate ESG risks into its investment analysis and be an advocate for ESG-related issues when possible. For additional detail, please refer to OHA’s ESG & Sustainability policy.
Oak Hill Advisors is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Transition Pathway Initiative. In addition, OHA participates in the ESG working group of the Loan Sales and Trading Association (LSTA), which focuses on the ongoing improvement of ESG integration within the senior loan industry, and ESG working groups within the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA), the LMA Responsible Investing Working Group and AIMA’s Responsible Investment Working Group / Alternative Credit Council. As part of these collaborations, OHA works with a wide range of industry participants aimed at educating and encouraging sound ESG practices and reporting.
As part of OHA’s focus on ESG, it has launched a series of discussions with leading individuals who we believe offer valuable perspectives.
The firm held a fireside chat on November 11th, 2020 in which Adam Kertzner interviewed Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer & Global Head of Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse. Ms. Drew is a leading ESG expert with extraordinary experience and broad perspective on impact investing and ESG principals. The chat can be viewed here.