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BMO Responsible Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy ESG Profile and Impact Report 2020

In this, our fourth annual report, we continue to explore the impact we can have by investing in listed equities.
June 2020

Risk Disclaimer

The value of investments and any income derived from them can go down as well as up as a result of market or currency movements and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Investing in emerging markets is generally considered to involve more risk than developed markets.

Views and opinions have been arrived at by BMO Global Asset Management and should not be considered to be a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any stocks or products that may be mentioned.

Investing with impact in mind

Sustainable investing is now more important than ever. We have started this new decade, which the United Nations calls the “decade of action”, against a significantly challenging global backdrop. Countries across the world are grappling with geopolitical tensions, the rise of nationalism, increasingly tangible impacts from a changing climate, demographic change and pervasive inequality. The unprecedented economic and social pressures that the COVID-19 global pandemic brings will only add to some of these challenges.

Despite the bleak picture, our team remains optimistic about the future. We believe in the ability of society, companies and individuals to turn crisis into opportunity. However, sustainability will need to be at the core of any recovery – regardless of its shape.

Since its start back in 2010, our Responsible Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy has striven to help mobilise private capital towards companies that operate responsibly and, in most cases, offer products and services contributing to sustainable development. Our experience of recent years leaves us more convinced than ever that it is possible to deliver on our twin ambition of delivering investment performance and achieving positive non-financial impact. In pursuit of this, we will continue our efforts to extend our investment horizon and find innovative, purpose-led companies that are helping tackle inequality, improve access to basic needs and reduce negative impacts on the environment.

In this, our fourth annual report, we continue to explore the impact we can have by investing in listed equities. We have taken the opportunity to refresh our SDG revenue alignment reporting to now include both positive and negative impacts. Furthermore, we are providing more detailed information about our portfolio companies and our interactions with them. We are in an ever-evolving journey towards better transparency that we are glad to be able to share with you.

Risk Disclaimer

The value of investments and any income derived from them can go down as well as up as a result of market or currency movements and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Investing in emerging markets is generally considered to involve more risk than developed markets.

Views and opinions have been arrived at by BMO Global Asset Management and should not be considered to be a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any stocks or products that may be mentioned.

Read our BMO Responsible Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy ESG Profile and Impact Report 2020

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