"Investment without engagement is irresponsible investment."

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, President of the Responsible Investment Advisory Council

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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. 

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 companies that may be mentioned.

Responsible Investment 2018 Review

Making a positive impact

Asset management has been transformed recently by: the cultural changes that followed the financial crisis, the rise of technology, the growth in regulation and the expansion of emerging markets. The most profound however, and the most exciting, is the debate about purpose. Across the financial sector, there is growing recognition that whilst of course delivering financial returns is our objective, we also need to analyse how our actions – or inactions – have an impact on meeting the world’s needs.

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. 

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 companies that may be mentioned.

At BMO Global Asset Management, we recognise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a complimentary framework for identifying key global challenges and their solutions. This report sets out how our engagement contributes to addressing the SDGs, at the same time as addressing financially-material risks. 

We are proud to be part of BMO Global Asset Management’s pioneering approach to responsible investment, and look forward to influencing change on our five key themes for 2019: protecting vulnerable workers, gender equality, climate change, biodiversity and water, and antimicrobial resistance.

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Our engagement in 2018

Engaging our companies on those ESG issues presenting the greatest threats or opportunities to longterm shareholder value is a cornerstone of our overall approach to investing.

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2018 saw us engage with 665 companies across a range of environmental, social and governance issues

I am proud to lead a business in which ESG sits at the heart of its strategy. I look forward to making a difference through our responsible investment approach.

Kristi Mitchem, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management

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