Responsible about investment

Responsible investment runs deep

It is fundamentally integrated into how we seek opportunity, manage risk and operate.

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Leading thinkers

We are thought leaders with a Responsible Investment team that is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. The team’s specialist expertise, research and insights reach further than our direct investment activities and form a leading voice for positive investing across our industry and beyond.

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Hardwired into our processes

Together with input from our Responsible Investment team, our active investment teams all consider material ESG issues when making security selection decisions. ESG factors are systematically integrated into our investment processes with a view to reducing risk and improving returns over the long term.

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We’re active owners

Our approach to active ownership focuses on considered engagement and thoughtful voting, and is one of the main ways we seek to improve standards of behavior around ESG factors in the companies we invest in. We always exercise our proxy votes to influence positive change in how firms do business.

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Product innovators

We offer an evolving range of Responsible products. Since launching Europe’s first ethical pooled strategy in 1984, we’ve continued to create award-winning ranges drawing on our Exclusion-based, Sustainability-focused or Impact-orientated components. We also provide an engagement and voting overlay service reo®.

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United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (Strategy and Governance) & founding signatory

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The UNPRI assessment methodology is available at: www.unpri.org/signatories/about-pri-assessment/3066.

BMO Global Asset Management’s full Transparency Report is available from www.unpri.org.

Capabilities that count

Three areas form the backbone of our investment capabilities: Equity, Fixed Income and Alternatives. We offer specialist strategies within each of these areas, but they also come together globally to support our growing range of innovative Multi-Asset Solutions, designed for today’s investors.

Above all, whatever the solution or strategy, at BMO Global Asset Management, Responsible Investment runs deep and lies at the core of our approach – and underpins everything we do.

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Thought Leadership

We are thought leaders with a Responsible Investment team that is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. The team’s specialist expertise, research and insights reach further than our direct investment activities and form a leading voice for positive investing across our industry and beyond.
Responsible Investment
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November 2021

How is our climate changing

Year after year we’re seeing more record-breaking temperatures and severe weather events
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August 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Five challenges for net zero investing

Discover five key challenges in implementing net zero investing.
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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.
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March 2021

How ‘ESG’ is Bitcoin?

Discover what positive and negative ESG issues apply to Bitcoin and whether the cryptocurrency is a responsible investment.