Biden turns the tables from climate sceptic to climate action

In the run-up to his election, Joe Biden promised to address many ESG issues. As responsible investors we’re asking – what’s been done so far?
April 2021

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David Sneyd

Get to know the authors

David Sneyd, Vice President, Responsible Investment

After studying philosophy at university, David entered the responsible investment industry 13 years ago, with a desire to use investor influence to improve the sustainability of companies. He covers US corporate governance, data stewardship and the technology sector within the Responsible Investment team. Outside of work David likes to spend time in Brighton, where he lives, and recently took up the hobby of lockpicking.

Rosa van den Beemt
Rosa van den Beemt, Vice President, Responsible Investment

Rosa joined BMO GAM’s Responsible Investment team in 2020, covering extractives in North America and specialising in voting and corporate governance, diversity and inclusion, and human rights. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights. Rosa hails from the Netherlands and now lives in Toronto, where she loves going on canoe trips across Canada’s beautiful lakes.

Vicki Bakhshi
Vicki Bakhshi, Director, Responsible Investment

Vicki Bakhshi has worked at BMO GAM since 2006, focusing on climate change engagement and strategy. Prior to BMO, Vicki worked as advisor to the UK Prime Minister on international climate policy from 2003-2005. Outside of work she enjoys trail running, and spending time with her two boys.

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