The firm has a number of internal and external ESG resources that participate in assessing and monitoring ESG matters across the firm, our funds, and their portfolio companies.
Oak Hill has an ESG Committee that meets three to four times per year to develop and help implement our ESG strategy. The Committee is chaired by John Monsky, Partner and General Counsel. The Committee also includes three other partners as well as investor relations, legal, and investment professionals. Oak Hill’s funds have engaged Lee Coker, a dedicated outside ESG consultant, to provide ESG consulting services across the portfolio. Lee has served as the firm's ESG Officer since 2013.
Oak Hill has had a corporate partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) since 2010, when the firm partnered with EDF on a pilot program to review ESG opportunities across our portfolio and to help EDF develop ESG measurement tools for similar private equity firms. We continue to partner with EDF on relevant ESG matters.
We are also a member of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a non-profit sustainability consulting and research organization that provides support and expertise to the firm during the due diligence and portfolio management processes. We meet with BSR on a frequent basis to discuss trends in responsible investment.