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

Responsible Investment
People hiking in the mountains
3 min read
April 2022

Principles for carbon offsetting

Many net zero commitments made by companies either implicitly or explicitly rely on carbon ‘offsetting’. We outline our principles on when companies should use carbon offsets and explore our engagement with businesses, especially in high impact sectors.
Global Equities
Woman holding cellphone
8 min read
April 2022

The digitalisation of everything

Our daily lives are becoming increasingly digitalised. Read our perspective on the opportunities and challenges this profound shift presents to businesses and some of the companies well placed to benefit.
Multi-Asset
data analyst presenting charts in a meeting room to others
6 min watch
March 2022

Weekly review: will the equity rally be sustained?

The news from Ukraine has been almost unbearable, and for the people of Ukraine, with no choice in the matter, truly awful.
Responsible Investment
Kyiv city view
3 min read
March 2022

Russia’s war on Ukraine

Being an Active Owner in times of conflict. How and why we’re engaging with companies with exposure to Russia and Ukraine.
Responsible Investment
Man walking in the forest
2 min read
March 2022

Nature as an ally: tackling the climate-nature nexus

We explore how nature can be a powerful ally in the fight against climate change.
Multi-Asset
Office workes looking at a laptop computer screen
6 min watch
March 2022

Weekly review: High inflation and fears of recession – a tough background for markets

The news from Ukraine has been almost unbearable, and for the people of Ukraine, with no choice in the matter, truly awful.
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