Responsible Engagement Overlay (reo ®) Service

Responsible Engagement Overlay (reo ®) Service

Looking to create positive impact through your pool of assets?

As investors, our responsibility does not end when an investment is made. At BMO Global Asset Management, we are active owners, using considered engagement and thoughtful voting to drive positive change, reduce risk and enhance long term performance.

Our Responsible Engagement Overlay (reo®) service is widely sought by a global client base of investors including pension funds, insurers, asset managers, fiduciary managers, charities, family offices and discretionary managers.

These clients trust our award winning reo® service to engage investee companies on ESG issues and sustainability risks and opportunities related to investments. Like all our activity, reo® is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enabling clients to measure the impact of their investments and ultimately drive towards a better future for us all.

Through reo® clients can access the full suite of stewardship expertise including research, screening, engagement and proxy voting. This service ensures clients enjoy greater influence to effect positive change by pooling assets to create one single, powerful voice. reo® provides global cross-sector coverage across the market cap spectrum and systematic analysis of ESG risks in client portfolios to inform engagement priorities.


total assets under engagement1

20+ years’ experience

of influencing positive change


recorded instances of positive change since 20002

1 As at 31 December 2020
2 Milestones recorded in ESG practices as at 31 December 2020

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