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.
by UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and founding signatory
Launched Europe's first social and environmentally screened fund
companies engaged with in 2020
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
“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.”
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.
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.
Future proofing – Indian companies addressing the climate challenge
India’s committed to net zero by 2070. We examine how businesses are adapting their practices, explore progress made and highlight the role we play as investors in tackling climate change through allocation of capital and engagement.