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 35+ 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®.

Our approach is an active one. We contribute to public policy development and engage with companies on ESG matters. And we express our views and perspectives through voting and thought leadership as well as working to ensure that ESG analysis is integrated across our broader investment processes.

Team

21 professionals

in our Responsible investment team

Rated

A+ Rated

by UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and founding signatory

awards

1984

Launched Europe's first social and environmentally screened fund

Goals

760

companies engaged with in 2020

Globe

£8.3bn

assets managed in responsible funds and mandates as at 31 December 2020

Label of Sustainable Investment Awards 2020 for ESG research of the year
Label of Sustainable and ESG investment awards 2018 in best ESG Research Team category

Responsible Investment Insights

Multi-Asset
7 min watch
December 2021

Weekly review: What will the markets look like after Christmas?

The omicron variant is dominating the headlines. We assess the fundamentals by looking back on a big week for economic data and central bank statements.
Responsible Investment
Myanmar
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Managing conflict risk: Our engagement with companies in Myanmar

In the wake of February 2021’s military coup, we explore how companies operating in Myanmar are dealing with financial, legal and social risks.
Responsible Investment
Woman presenting to an audience
3 min read
December 2021

ESG knowledge shared: December 2021

Keep up to date with responsible investing through our monthly roundup of highlights – articles we’re reading, podcasts we’re enjoying, useful videos and more.
Responsible Investment
Deforestation
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Engaging companies on biodiversity

We explore how companies are responding to biodiversity loss and why they need to step up their efforts.
Multi-Asset
Woman wearing a mask looking at Christmas decoration in shop -
6 min watch
November 2021

Weekly review: Will Omicron Stop the Santa Claus Rally

Last week I explained why I thought equities were set to rise into year-end – the Santa Claus rally. My timing was terrible as the sudden arrival of Omicron…
Multi-Asset
London skyline at night
8 min watch
November 2021

Weekly review: Fuel for a Santa Claus Rally (renewably sourced of course)

Chief economist Steven Bell explains why he foresees a continuation in the equity bull market, and how Boris avoided a big blunder last week…
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