Responsible about investment

Responsible investment runs deep

It is fundamentally integrated into how we seek opportunity, manage risk and operate.

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Leading thinkers

We are thought leaders with a Responsible Investment team that is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. The team’s specialist expertise, research and insights reach further than our direct investment activities and form a leading voice for positive investing across our industry and beyond.

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Hardwired into our processes

Together with input from our Responsible Investment team, our active investment teams all consider material ESG issues when making security selection decisions. ESG factors are systematically integrated into our investment processes with a view to reducing risk and improving returns over the long term.

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We’re active owners

Our approach to active ownership focuses on considered engagement and thoughtful voting, and is one of the main ways we seek to improve standards of behavior around ESG factors in the companies we invest in. We always exercise our proxy votes to influence positive change in how firms do business.

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Product innovators

We offer an evolving range of Responsible products. Since launching Europe’s first ethical pooled strategy in 1984, we’ve continued to create award-winning ranges drawing on our Exclusion-based, Sustainability-focused or Impact-orientated components. We also provide an engagement and voting overlay service reo®.

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United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (Strategy and Governance) & founding signatory

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The UNPRI assessment methodology is available at: www.unpri.org/signatories/about-pri-assessment/3066.

BMO Global Asset Management’s full Transparency Report is available from www.unpri.org.

Capabilities that count

Three areas form the backbone of our investment capabilities: Equity, Fixed Income and Alternatives. We offer specialist strategies within each of these areas, but they also come together globally to support our growing range of innovative Multi-Asset Solutions, designed for today’s investors.

Above all, whatever the solution or strategy, at BMO Global Asset Management, Responsible Investment runs deep and lies at the core of our approach – and underpins everything we do.

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Thought Leadership

We are thought leaders with a Responsible Investment team that is one of the largest and most experienced in the industry. The team’s specialist expertise, research and insights reach further than our direct investment activities and form a leading voice for positive investing across our industry and beyond.
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Myanmar
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Managing conflict risk: Our engagement with companies in Myanmar

In the wake of February 2021’s military coup, we explore how companies operating in Myanmar are dealing with financial, legal and social risks.
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3 min read
December 2021

ESG knowledge shared: December 2021

Keep up to date with responsible investing through our monthly roundup of highlights – articles we’re reading, podcasts we’re enjoying, useful videos and more.
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Deforestation
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Engaging companies on biodiversity

We explore how companies are responding to biodiversity loss and why they need to step up their efforts.
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Shoal of fish
4 min read
November 2021

Did the biodiversity summit deliver? Assessing COP15 part 1

The rate of biodiversity and ecosystem loss means we’re in a race against time to protect the earth’s life support systems.
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Coal power station
7 min read
November 2021

COP26 – Reflections from Glasgow

Members of our Responsible Investment team were in Glasgow to contribute to the investor voice at COP26. Did the climate summit deliver on its promise?
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Pharmacist inspecting drugs on shelf
5 min read
November 2021

Can investors help stop the spread of AMR?

This World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, discover how as investors we have been shining the spotlight on the materiality of AMR and actively engaging companies on relevant risks and opportunities.