ESG is a mindset,
not an asset class

That’s Responsible Investing

Financial returns matter, but so does the impact our investments have on society and the environment. It’s no longer acceptable to invest in businesses for profit alone, when those with poor practices can have such a profoundly negative impact on the world around us. Quite simply, the decisions we take today define the future for us all.

It’s our core belief that ESG principles enhance and improve both investment returns and real-world outcomes. With a rising tide of people wanting their money to do good, we as both investors and stewards of capital, need to take full responsibility for the change.

As a global asset manager with £227.1bn AUM1, we have a responsibility not just to invest in a more sustainable future, but also to use our influence to drive positive change. Responsible investing is therefore at our core, informing everything we do from portfolio construction to company engagement. That’s Responsible Investing.

1As at 31 December 2020

BMO Global Asset Management’s voting, engagement and public policy work is conducted independently of the wider BMO Financial Group. Positions taken by BMO Global Asset Management may not be representative of the views of the BMO Financial Group as a whole or of the other lines of business within it.

Growth

Launched Europe’s first ethically screened fund over 35 years ago

Awards

One of the founding signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment initiative in 2006

Team

One of the largest and best resourced responsible investment teams in the world with over 275 years of collective experience

Offer one of the broadest ranges of Responsible funds and solutions

Responsible Investing at BMO Global Asset Management

 
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A fundamental shift is underway within our industry, and BMO Global Asset Management is committed to playing its part in mobilising capital towards securing a safer and more sustainable future for all. As pioneers in responsible investing for over 35 years, our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good is central to everything we do and we’re proud of the range of responsible investment funds and solutions we’ve developed to meet the growing demand from clients. – Kristi Mitchem, CEO

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Our Portfolio

We offer one of the broadest ranges of Responsible funds and solutions. 

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Awards

Winner in best sustainable and esg equity fund - awards 2020
Award 2020 for best sustainable and esg investment
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Winner in best esg investment fund - awards 2019
Sustainable Investment 2018
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Winner in esg investing - awards 2020
ESG Investigation awards winner 2021
Label of Sustainable Investment Awards 2020 for ESG research of the year
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BMO Global Asset Management’s voting, engagement and public policy work is conducted independently of the wider BMO Financial Group. Positions taken by BMO Global Asset Management may not be representative of the views of the BMO Financial Group as a whole or of the other lines of business within it.

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