Marga Hoek Appointed To BMO’s Responsible Investment Advisory Council

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Marga Hoek Appointed To BMO's Responsible Investment Advisory Council

Today marks an announcement by BMO Global Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Council (RIAC) of the appointment of Marga Hoek to the Council with immediate effect.

The Council further consists of five highly regarded experts in their fields, including the Most Reverend Council President Justin Welby, and Council Chair Howard Pearce, who bring international experience across responsible investment, environmental, social and ethical issues.

Marga Hoek is an internationally recognised figurehead on sustainable business and capital with extensive experience both as a CEO and entrepreneur. Marga is a visionary writer and speaker, recently publishing the award winning book New Economy Business, which details how business and capital can make a positive impact on the world’s assets.

We welcome Marga Hoek with great pleasure

Commenting on Marga Hoek’s appointment, Justin Welby, President, BMO Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Advisory Council, said: “We welcome Marga Hoek with great pleasure. Her specific expertise and profile complement those of the other members on the Council and provide further insight on the issues that are crucial to the oversight of the BMO Responsible Fund range. I am proud to have presided over this Council since its launch and I am excited that Marga will be onboard to help us celebrate our two year anniversary.”

Richard Wilson, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management: “The expertise of the Responsible Investment Advisory Council plays a big role in ensuring we are providing investors with investments which are true to the criteria of the fund and are of the highest ethical standards. We are delighted Marga has joined the Council to provide additional expertise.”

Marga Hoek added: “BMO Global Asset Management is an industry-leader in Responsible Investment, highlighted most recently by winning awards for ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund Management Group’ and ‘Best Ethical Investment Fund Management Group’ at the Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards. The Council plays an important role in ensuring the funds adhere to the highest standards, offering truly sustainable solutions for investors. I am honoured to contribute to their endeavours.”

Following the end of a two-year term, Annemieke Wijn will be stepping down from the Council.

Justin Welby commented: “Annemieke provided the Council with valuable insights on environmental and ethical issues. We wish her the very best for the future and thank her for her great contribution, time and effort, during her two year term.”