BMO: Active Ownership

Investing in corporations means that we have the right to influence the future activities and behaviour of those businesses as shareholders. Being an active owner of a company means leveraging tools like proxy voting and engagement with company management and boards to mitigate risks and drive improvements on business practices.

ESG issues have now also become front and center to company engagement and proxy voting ballots. Working with a fund manager who is active on behalf of their end investors is a key part of a robust responsible investment strategy. You want to have confidence that active ownership practices are being done to improve the companies you are already invested in, to drive better performance over the long term.

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