Æquo conducts shareholder engagement on behalf of institutional investors seeking to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment processes. Our vision is for a more sustainable and equitable economic system in which companies, encouraged by their investors, create long-term value for the benefit of society as a whole.

We identify the companies in our engagement plan based on their practices and performance with regard to the ESG issues that are material to them. We conduct constructive dialogues with these companies through one-on-one meetings or collaborative campaigns, to better understand how companies are addressing the challenges they face and to suggest appropriate actions to improve their performance. Æquo’s pooled engagement model allows our clients to have a larger reach and impact as active investors while meeting the stewardship expectations of their stakeholders.

Æquo represents international institutional investors including pension funds, asset managers, and faith-based communities. Many of our clients are signatories to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). Together, Æquo’s clients represent more than CA$110 billion AUM.

Services Include:
– Shareholder engagement
– Proxy voting
– Consulting and training

Shareholder Association for Research & Education

SHARE mobilizes investor leadership to build a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy. For the past 18 years we have been a Canadian leader in providing responsible investment services, research and education to help a growing network of institutional investors become active owners and to develop and implement effective and efficient responsible investment policies and practices. SHARE works with more than 100 leading Canadian institutions including pension funds, foundations, asset managers, Indigenous and religious organizations. Our collaborative programs are driving real change in individual corporate policies and practice, sectoral or cross-sectoral practices, broader public policy, legislation and regulations.

BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management is focused on meeting the needs of investors, both locally and globally, with capabilities in virtually all public markets. The business is characterized by specialized, regional investment teams providing a range of investment solutions to clients across North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.

The firm was originally established in 1982, subsequently acquired by Burns Fry Limited in 1991, and as a result of the Burns Fry merger with Nesbitt Thomson in 1994, became part of the BMO Financial Group.

In 2014 BMO acquired F&C Asset Management plc through its wholly owned subsidiary, BMO GAM (Europe) Limited. This acquisition positions BMO GAM as a globally significant money manager, enhancing its investment platform capabilities and providing attractive opportunities to service wealth markets all around the world. We have been recognized as one of Pension & Investments Top 100 Money Managers based on worldwide assets.

With this acquisition, BMO GAM now has 20+ offices in 14 countries serving clients across five continents, and is better able to leverage ideas cross-border and bring more comprehensive solutions to our clients around the world.