How Highland Capital Management Operates Its Principles For Responsible Investment Program

In Dallas, Texas, there is a registered investment advisory firm called Highland Capital Management, L.P. Between this company and its subsidiaries they manage over $18 billion in assets. They are alternative credit managers and in addition to their main offices in Dallas, they also have offices overseas in nations like South Korea and the United Kingdom among others. There were two founders of this company, Mark Okada and James Dondero. It was founded in 1993 and is a privately held company. Their funds are traded on the Nasdaq exchange. Read this article at

At Highland Capital Management the are signees of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). They have used these principals throughout their organization and in their dealings with their customers, employees, and the broader community. They’re also involved in doing their part in regards to lessening the effect of their business activities on the environment.

The team at Highland Capital Management helps people in the communities in which it operates. Over the years they have provided funds to many nonprofits both on the local, national, and international levels. They have in place initiatives that are designed to get resources to those who are in need. They also serve through volunteerism and serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations. Each year, for instance, they will match up to $300 in charitable giving for each employee.


Highland Capital Management moved their headquarters into a more environmentally friendly building in 2017. These new offices dramatically cut their carbon footprint. The new building features low-water-usage toilets and sinks, for example. In addition to all of the lighting being LEDs, they also use natural light wherever possible.

As responsible employers, the executives at Highland Capital Management make sure that their employees are fairly compensated. This includes their salaries, benefits, and bonuses. This not only helps the employees but it also incentives them to take the best care of the customers of the company that they can. They also support their employees by having things like catered meals, on-site Doctor’s, and a dry cleaning facility. Read more at