If you select any 'Other' option(s), specify
Is the manager a PRI signatory
Describe how the ESG information reviewed and discussed affects the selection decision making process.[OPTIONAL]
Responsible investment considerations form part of our process for selecting managers. A manager that displays integrity of thought and soundness of process, while seeking to optimise performance, will be more likely to run their portfolios in a principled manner. When asking questions regarding ESG, we enquire about the manager's own voting standards and whether they subscribe to the UNPRI. In addition, managers need to be willing to work with the Governance& Sustainable Investment team of BMO Global Asset Management and respect their stock exclusions list. On segregated accounts, BMO Global Asset Management manages the voting process, while certain stocks can be excluded according our requirements. Appointed managers will be continually monitored to ensure compliance with requirements.