Why BMO for Responsible Investing?

Why BMO for Responsible Investing?

ESG that’s not just box-ticking

Our responsible investment capability, founded over 35 years ago, sits at the heart of our business and is integral to our purpose of boldly growing the good. As a global asset manager, we have the power and passion to be a positive influence for our clients – not just with carefully selected investments, but with the insights and expertise that helps champion clients’ causes.

We’ve spent time building our responsible investment capability, which is now one of the largest and best resourced in the world with over 275 years of collective experience. We offer one of the broadest ranges of solutions and have developed sophisticated processes that combine active ownership and superior security selection to inform better investment decisions and drive meaningful change in the companies we invest in.

As the world changes, we believe we’re the right partner to help our clients wherever they are on their journey.

An influential investor

20+ years of driving positive change through ESG engagement

Sustainability experts

 Over 20 ESG specialists plus an independent Advisory Council to inform our investment decisions

£6.3bn AUM in Responsible products1

A fund range spanning geographies and asset classes, built around our Avoid, Invest, Improve philosophy

Committed to more than just performance

Measuring the impact of our investments against the UN Sustainable Development Goals

A leading voice in a vital conversation

Top-tier research and insight to influence positive change

A strong parent company

BMO Financial Group ranked most sustainable bank2

1 As at 31 December 2020. Figures subject to rounding.
2 Top ranked North American bank on Corporate Knights 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World; Ranked 15th in The Wall Street Journal’s 2020 list of the 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World, third overall on Social Capital

Our Responsible Investment Advisory Council (RIAC)

Five independent sustainability experts, as well as one internal BMO GAM member, help inform how our Responsible products are run by providing advice on ethical and sustainability criteria. Their insights feed into our broader responsible investment activities.

Meet the Responsible Investment Advisory Council - Thats responsible investing

Let's talk about risk

All of our funds involve a level of risk and the value of your investments can go down as well as up. The level of risk will depend upon the underlying investments in those funds. You need to be comfortable that you may not get back the original amount invested. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance.

The importance of engagement

Responsible Investment 2020 Review

In 2020 we continued to drive positive change and focus on our communication and partnership with companies to achieve our ambitious goals.

Our Thinking

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Our Portfolio

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

Responsible Engagement Overlay reo® Service

Access our full suite of stewardship expertise and gain greater influence to effect positive change by joining one single, powerful voice.

Impact Reports

As responsible investors, we know that actions speak louder than words. That’s why we measure and disclose the impact our investments have on the world around us.

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