Responsible investing goes beyond careful stock selection. The Manager has been engaging with companies for over 20 years to help drive improvement in ESG practices and influence positive change around the world. Over the past two decades, BMO has engaged more than 5,700 companies, resulting in 4,106 instances of positive change.* In recent years, it has aligned its engagement efforts to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals provide an ambitious roadmap for creating a more sustainable global economy and society by 2030 – from ending poverty to tackling climate change – and provide a useful framework for company engagement.