BMO GAM's (our provider) approach to engagement is based on constructive and confidential company dialogue and on building a relationship of trust, where over time BMO GAM's Governance and Sustainable Investment team seeks to gain a sound understanding of how companies manage the key ESG issues linked to their activities. We will encourage improvement in ESG management should they deem existing practices insufficient to respond to ESG risks and/or opportunities.
DELA play a role in the engagement process by:
- Discussing topics (or ESG issue(s)) of engagement;
- Discussing rationale for engagement;
- Discussing objectives of engagement;
- Selecting companies to be engaged with;
- Discussing progress towards engagement objectives;
- Monitoring and reviewing outcomes that have been achieved from engagement;
- Ad hoc monitoring and review of engagement processes.