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.

See our voting records here.

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

Newsletter

760

companies engaged with in 2020

Globe

£8.3bn

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

Influencing for good

In a year engulfed by a global pandemic, our commitment to responsible investing remained as clear as ever. Watch our video about our Responsible Investment 2020 Review to discover more.

 

Meet the Responsible Investment team

 
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“People are understanding that what they do with their savings, with their pension money, is not disconnected from the real world. Their money means something and they want it to reflect their values and concerns.”

Alice Evans, Co-head, Responsible Investment team

Awards

Winner in best sustainable and esg equity fund - awards 2020
Award 2020 for best sustainable and esg investment
Label of Sustainable Investment Awards 2020 for ESG research of the year
Winner in esg investing - awards 2020
Label of Sustainable & ESG investment awards 2019 for best ESG/SRI/Impact Researcg Team
Winner in best esg investment fund - awards 2019
Label of Sustainable and ESG investment awards 2018 in best ESG Research Team category
Label of Sustainable Investment Awards 2020 for ESG research of the year

Responsible Investment Insights

Responsible Investment
Glacier against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains
12 min read
October 2021

Good COP or bad COP?: What to look out for from the COP26 Climate Conference

World leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the COP26 climate negotiations. After a year which has seen yet more record-breaking temperatures and severe weather events, the urgency of taking action is clearer than ever.
Global Equities
Panorama of the city at night
8 min read
October 2021

Rethinking cities: making urban environments sustainable

Accounting for 2% of the world’s surface but 70% of its energy related greenhouse gas emissions, cities need improve their sustainability credentials. We explore companies helping drive the transition.
Responsible Investment
Woman presenting to an audience
5 min read
October 2021

ESG knowledge shared: October 2021

This month, access our top picks of climate-related content ahead of the upcoming COP26 climate talks.
Responsible Investment
Wind turbine
2 min read

Why ESG and performance go hand in hand

Sustainability-orientated investing is no longer just about looking to manage risk, control downside or filter out certain sectors and stocks. It’s about driving the upside by harnessing the opportunities that disruption creates.
Responsible Investment
Aerial view of the power plant chimneys
8 min read
October 2021

China, industrialisation and climate change: Do as we say, not as we did

Will China succeed with its plans to transition to carbon neutrality by 2060?
Responsible Investment
Shoal of fish
3 min read
October 2021

Sustainability creates opportunity

We explore how some of the world’s sustainability challenges create opportunity for businesses.