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)

2021 Responsible Investment Annual Report

We’re excited to share our annual report, highlighting some of the achievements resulting from our responsible investment activities in 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 recognize the importance of leaving no stone unturned when evaluating investment opportunities for our clients and fundamentally believe that positive sustainability practices lead to long-term value creation.”
Sadiq S. Adatia
CIO, BMO Global Asset Management

Responsible Investment Insights

Value Hunting: The Return of Cautious Optimism

With macroeconomic data telling two different stories—one of low unemployment and robust earnings, another of high inflation and rising interest rates—Luke Casey of Pyrford International provides an inside look at the investing factor that’s making a surprise comeback: Value.

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Riding the $100T Renewables Infrastructure Wave

Joe Idaszak, Portfolio Manager, Brookfield Public Securities Group (PSG) offers his take on why institutional investors interested in the “E” of ESG should consider investing in the one specific area with $100 trillion of global investments expected by 2050: renewables infrastructure.

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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.