Responsible Investment

BMO Global Asset Management’s heritage and commitment to ESG investing runs deep. We take our responsibility seriously and that includes considering the impact of our investments on society and the environment.
Over 30+ years we’ve developed a range that includes specialist ESG products, investment strategies with ESG integration and engagement incorporated, and our Responsible Engagement Overlay service, reo®.
Our approach is an active one. We contribute to public policy development and engage with companies on ESG matters. And we express our views and perspectives through voting and thought leadership as well as working to ensure that ESG analysis is integrated across our broader investment processes.

19 professionals

in our Responsible investment team

A+ Rated

by UN Principle for Responsible Investment


Launched Europe’s first social and environmentally screened fund


Companies engaged with in 2019


AUM in Responsible Funds as at 31 March 2020

Meet the Responsible Investment team

Responsible Investment Team
Meet the Responsible Investment Team

“People are understanding that what they do with their savings, with their pension money, is not disconnected from the real world. Their money means something and they want it to reflect their values and concerns.”

Alice Evans, Co-head, Responsible Investment team

Responsible Investment Insights

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Responsible Equity Investing – can it pay to play nice?

Nick Henderson explores the growing demand for financial decisions to reflect ESG considerations.

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Active ESG investing in emerging markets

Emerging markets are often seen as exotic, niche, risky parts of the market. While it’s certainly true that they are often more volatile versus their developed market peers; it’s also true that they offer potentially huge opportunities for long-term investors.

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ESG in fixed income

Why and how we integrate ESG factors intro corporate fixed income investing.

ESG Video: Energy transition in Developing Asia

Watch our video on engaging energy companies in Asia to align their emissions profiles to the Paris Agreement goals.

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ESG Viewpoint: Access for Growth in India

An insight on companies providing responsible access to healthcare and finance in India

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Climate change engagement: a framework for the future

How we are translating the ambition of the Paris Agreement into expectations of companies.

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United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

Our results from the 2019 UN PRI Reporting Framework assessment.

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ESG Viewpoint: Warm India, Wet India – Incredible India?

The first in a series of viewpoints based on our recent trip to India to engage with companies on all things ESG.

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ESG Viewpoint – ESG disclosure at mid-cap companies

We engaged with 20 mid-cap companies on how to improve the quality of their ESG disclosure.

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ESG Viewpoint – sustainable banking in Thailand and Malaysia

We travelled to Thailand and Malaysia to engage on sustainable banking.

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ESG in Fixed Income

Palm oil production has serious social and environmental impacts.

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BMO Responsible Global Equity Fund - April Update

Nick Henderson offers insights into the performance of BMO’s Responsible Global Equity Fund in April