The firm outlines its expectations in Oak Hill's Responsible Investment Policy, which covers all of the firm's investment activities. In 2019, we updated our Responsible Investment Policy, which was first adopted in 2013. While we have retained the fundamental principles and commitments, the updated policy better aligns with our current responsible investment approach, which has matured and evolved over the years.
The policy formalizes long standing practices of the firm including refusing to invest in any business that willfully exploits underserved or underprivileged communities and/or creates significant damage to society. It also highlights the firm's respect for the human rights of those affected by our investment activities and seeks to confirm that our investments do not support companies that utilize child or forced labor or maintain discriminatory policies. Along with other initiatives, the policy states that all Oak Hill employees will be made aware of the firm's culture of social responsibility dating back to its inception and encourage new employees to strengthen that culture and commits the firm to provide ESG training for relevant employees of the firm and encourage all firm professionals to engage in nonprofit giving and socially responsible volunteer activities.