Metzler Asset Management GmbH has mandated Bank of Montreal Global Asset Management (BMO). BMO and the portfolio managers themselves discuss business-relevant ESG challenges in their talks with companies. BMO also exercises voting rights and prepares ESG engagement reports, including the engagement milestones reached.
Our service provider’s approach to engagement is based on constructive and confidential company dialogue, and on building a relationship of trust, where over time the specialised engagement team seeks to gain a sound understanding of how companies manage the key ESG issues linked to their activities. Our service provider will encourage improvement in ESG management should they deem existing practices insufficient to respond to ESG risks and/or opportunities.