White Oak’s mission is to “finance good businesses run by strong management that have good ideas, products, and services”. We proactively seek to lend to small and medium-sized companies who are driving employment, fueling the economy, and creating solutions to help society and the environment. Material themes that we value include combating climate change, promoting alternative energy, and supporting healthcare innovation, all of which drive performance and foster sustainability.


White Oak is dedicated to investing in companies committed to environmental conservation, social responsibility, and good governance (“ESG”). We believe companies who carefully manage ESG risks and opportunities should grow more valuable over time and deliver competitive financial returns.




For our ESG-dedicated strategy, we actively rate potential borrowers based on material ESG factors in accordance with our ESG policy and analyze the degree of positive impact they create both through and outside of their business models; this information and analysis is integrated in White Oak’s credit underwriting and investment decision processes. For our other ESG-friendly guidelines, please feel free to request our ESG philosophy statement.



Thought Leadership

Our latest insights, press releases, and thought leadership in the areas of sustainability and responsible investing.

Press & Research

Lumio Completes $110 Million Investment from White Oak and Fiera Comox

White Oak Develops New Financing Option for Electric SME Fleets

Direct Lending Managers Fire Up ESG for Credit Funds

White Oak Global Advisors Announces Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Program

White Oak Global Advisors Completes $30M Loan for Danimer Scientific Holdings

NY Plan Set to Spur Other Institutional Investors to Action on Climate Change

White Oak Sees 'Big Runway' for ESG Deals in Private Credit

Public funds taking the lead in spectacular boom of ESG

Responsible Investor: Don't Lose Sight of ESG in Distressed Investing

White Oak Expands Commitment to Impact Investing

London-based financier Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir to Chair White Oak Global Advisors’ new Impact Advisory Board

White Oak Global Advisors Partners with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Private Debt Investor: Why firms need a 'robust response' to ESG

White Oak Provides $1.5MM Factoring Facility to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

White Oak Delivers $3MM Asset-Based Lending Facility to a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, Chairwoman of Impact Advisory Board: WOGA - the future of investing: taking the risk-return-impact approach

Terésa Cutter, Head of ESG and Impact: WOGA - When Lending to Small Businesses, a Consultative Approach to ESG Evaluation Is Vital

Impact Investing


We seek companies who are working in sustainable industries, safeguarding the environment, reducing emissions, and efficiently using resources. 


White Oak’s mission is to lend to small and medium-sized enterprises who are fueling the economy and driving employment.


We pursue companies who are using science and technology to advance health and wellness.



White Oak’s proprietary and customized ESG scoring framework for private market companies integrates foundational principles from the UN PRI and the Sustainable Development Goals. White Oak employs the SDGs along with other impact metrics in our reporting for investors.

Corporate Responsibility

At White Oak, we believe in being active participants in the communities in which we live and invest. It is our belief that it is good business to empower employees and assist in initiatives they are passionate about. Several of our employees sit on non-profit boards, and many more are directly involved in their various communities and causes by volunteering their time, talent and skills. Some of these organizations include the following:

Teresa J. Cutter
Managing Director
Head of ESG & Impact
White Oak Global Advisors, LLC