Responsible Investment

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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 35+ 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.

Team

21 professionals

in our Responsible Investment team

Rated

A+ Rated

by UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and founding signatory

Awards

1984

Launched Europe's first social and environmentally screened fund

760

companies engaged with in 2020

Globe

£8.3bn

assets managed in responsible funds and mandates as at 31 December 2020

Winner in best sustainable and esg equity fund - awards 2020
Winner in best esg investment fund - awards 2019
2019 winner ESG reporting by an asset or fund Sustainable Investemnt awards
Label of Sustainable and ESG investment awards 2018 in best ESG Research Team category

Responsible Investment Insights

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3 min read
November 2021

ESG knowledge shared: November 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.
Responsible Investment
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2 min
November 2021

How is our climate changing

Year after year we’re seeing more record-breaking temperatures and severe weather events
Responsible Investment
Man in the mountains
2 min read
November 2021

Our approach to net zero investing

Discover our methodology for achieving net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner across all our assets under management.
Emerging Markets
Aerial view of the power plant chimneys
8 min read
October 2021

China’s carbon neutral ambitions: How it can deliver

What steps can China take to go carbon neutral by 2060, and what does it mean for our portfolio?
Responsible Investment
The vet picks up medicine in a syringe for cows
4 min read
October 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Public health: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the animal health industry

Discover what steps we believe companies can take to counter the threat of AMR.
Responsible Investment
Glacier against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains
12 min read
October 2021

Good COP or bad COP?: What to look out for from the COP26 Climate Conference

World leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the COP26 climate negotiations. After a year which has seen yet more record-breaking temperatures and severe weather events, the urgency of taking action is clearer than ever.
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