Responsible Investment

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BMO Global Asset Management’s heritage and commitment to ESG investing runs deep. We take our responsibility seriously and that includes considering the impact of our investments on society and the environment.

Over 30+ years we’ve developed a range that includes specialist ESG products, investment strategies with ESG integration and engagement incorporated, and our Responsible Engagement Overlay service, reo®.


countries where we engaged with companies in 2018


number of votes cast in 2018


companies engaged on ESG issues in 2018

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company improvement milestones achieved in 2018


companies in our engagement database

CA 5.5 bn

AUM in Responsible Funds as at 30 September 2019

Responsible Investment Insights

Fixed Income
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Moving the needle on sustainable fixed income

Earl Davis and Vishang Chawla discuss the positive potential impact of the fast-growing sustainable bond market.
Responsible Investment
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August 2021

Is diversity progressing fast enough?

Rosa van den Beemt shares the learnings and progress of her team’s engagement work on diversity and inclusion over the past year.
Responsible Investment
First Nations female walks through field smiling
3 min read
August 2021

Respecting Indigenous rights in the low carbon economy transition

Ten questions investors should ask companies in the transition.
Responsible Investment
Truck picking up timber logs in the forest
8 min read
July 2021

Can investors help move the date of Earth Overshoot Day?

Discover the role of investors in moving the date of Earth Overshoot Day.
Global Equities
Soilless crops grown in pipes in modern greenhouse
5 min read
July 2021

Re-thinking our resources: increasing efficiencies

Discover the companies we believe are driving increased resource efficiency, from food production and transportation to access to water.
Responsible Investment
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7 min read
July 2021

Investing in life on Earth: addressing biodiversity loss

Learn about biodiversity loss and the role of investors in tackling it.