Responsible Investment is at the heart of our business

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At BMO Global Asset Management (GAM), we invest with purpose to boldly grow the good in business and in life. We have a 35+ year heritage of responsible investing. (1) We believe responsible investment is a mindset, not an asset class – it’s simply good investing.

 

Stewardship is one of the core elements of our responsible investment approach. Through engaging with companies, proxy voting, public policy advocacy and industry collaboration, we raise ESG issues on behalf of our investors to reduce ESG risks, enhance long-term returns and create positive change 

Globe
40

countries covered by engagement in 2021

Goals
5,260

company meetings voted

48-appointment
610

companies engaged in 2021

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275

milestones achieved

Rated
1,300

engagements in 2021

Growth
CA $3.7B

in sustainable products & solutions (as of Dec 31, 2021)


“The need to invest responsibly has never been greater. Over the next decade, our focus will continue to be on driving real world outcomes from meaningful climate action to advocating for social equality.“
Kristi Mitchem
Kristi Mitchem
CEO, BMO Global Asset Management

“As part of our investment process, we fundamentally believe that positive sustainability practices lead to long-term value creation."


Sadiq S. Adatia
CIO, BMO Global Asset Management

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Responsible Investment Insights

Market Commentary
economic uncertainty
September 2022

Monthly Commentary: The Inflation Slayer: The Fed will “Keep at it”

Responsible Investment
Money tree growning from human hands
September 2022

Why ESG and Index Investing are a Perfect Match

ESG and Index investing are on the rise. What do investors need to know about distinguishing between opportunity and risk in ESG Index investment solutions? Read our complete analysis to find out.
Responsible Investment
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August 2022

Investing in the Future of Canada: Hydrogen

Could the world’s lightest element have the heaviest impact on the race to net zero?
Multi-Asset
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August 2022

Monthly Commentary: Too Early for Fed “Pivot” when U.S. Job Market is Still Booming?

It appears U.S. inflation has peaked, but the battle against inflation is far from over, in our view. The U.S. labour market continues to show strong job creation and intense wage pressures, but we expect the pace of hiring to cool into yearend as rising interest rates bite into economic activity, notably housing.
Multi-Asset
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July 2022

July Monthly Market Commentary: Recession on the Radar

Expectations for Fed and Bank of Canada (BoC) tightening continue to firm up as monetary stimulus is getting removed at a quick pace to lean against excessive inflationary pressures. Rising rates should weigh on the growth outlook and equity valuation, but we do not expect a recession over the next 6 to 9 months.
Multi-Asset
economic uncertainty
June 2022

June Monthly Market Commentary: The Economy to Face Increasing Chill, not a Hurricane

Expectations for Fed and Bank of Canada (BoC) tightening continue to firm up as monetary stimulus is getting removed at a quick pace to lean against excessive inflationary pressures. Rising rates should weigh on the growth outlook and equity valuation, but we do not expect a recession over the next 6 to 9 months.

1 BMO Asset Management Inc., together with its affiliate BMO Investments Inc., as BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM), has built upon and continues responsible investment practices first started by the F&C Asset Management plc group of companies in 1984. BMO GAM and F&C Asset Management plc group of companies were affiliates from May 2014 until their sale in November 2021. F&C Asset Management plc group of companies are no longer affiliates of BMO GAM.