Metzler Asset Management GmbH has mandated BMO Global Asset Management. BMO Global Asset Management and the portfolio managers themselves discuss business-relevant ESG challenges in their talks with companies. BMO Global Asset Management also exercises voting rights and prepares ESG engagement reports, including the engagement milestones reached.
BMO Global Asset Management's approach to engagement is based on constructive and confidential company dialogue and on building a relationship of trust, where over time we seek 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.