Fund Profile

Key Facts

Portfolio Strategy

The BMO MSCI World ESG Leaders Index ETF has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI World ESG Leaders Index, net of expenses. The ETF invests in companies within global developed equity markets that have higher MSCI ESG ratings than their peers. The ETF invests in and holds the Constituent Securities of the Index in the same proportion as they are reflected in the Index. ESGG is a fund of fund; the management fees charged are reduced by those accrued in the underlying funds.

Benchmark Info

The MSCI World ESG Leaders Index is based on the MSCI World Index, which includes large and mid-capitalization stocks globally. The Index aims to capture the performance of securities that have been assigned higher ESG ratings by MSCI relative to their peers and targets 50% of the market capitalization within each sector. The Index excludes securities of companies that earn significant revenues from tobacco, alcohol, gambling, conventional weapons and civilian firearms, any controversial weapons, significant generation of nuclear power as well as companies involved in severe business controversies. The portfolio is weighted by market capitalization and is re-balanced quarterly.


  • Designed for investors looking for growth solutions
  • Designed for investors looking to align socially responsible values with their investments using a best-in-class approach
  • Exposure to diversified global equities
  • Benefits from local currency appreciation
  • Professionally managed by BMO Global Asset Management

Risk Rating


Price & Performance

Performance Chart

Growth of 10,000

Chart comparing growth of $10,000. From START_DATE to END_DATE. Comparing FUND_1 and FUND_2. For more details, email [email protected] or call 1-800-361-1392.

Performance Details

Daily Prices

Daily prices table has 3 columns. Table columns are Unit Price as of Aug 15, 2022, 1 Day Change, 1 Day % Change
Unit Price as of
(Aug 15, 2022)
1 Day Change 1 Day % Change
Market Price $ 34.47 $ 0.41 1.20%
Price (NAV) $ 34.6444 $ 0.4457 1.30%


Annualized Performance

Annualized Performance (%) for period ending: Jul 29, 2022

Table for annualized performance. For period ending
1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
NAV -6.54% 8.57% - - - 6.24%
Index -6.59% 8.60% - - - 6.48%
Calendar Performance

Calendar Year Performance (%) for period ending: Jul 29, 2022

Table for calendar performance. For period ending
YTD 2021 2020
NAV -14.00% 23.69% 9.59%
Index -14.03% 23.64% 10.31%
Cumulative Performance

Cumulative Performance (%) for period ending: Jul 29, 2022

Table for cumulative performance. For period ending
YTD 1 mo 3 Mo 6 Mo 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
NAV -14.00% 6.83% -1.60% -9.27% -6.54% 17.88% - - - 16.57%
Index -14.03% 6.64% -1.48% -9.18% -6.59% 17.95% - - - 17.26%


Tax & Distributions

Distribution History

Each BMO ETF will distribute net taxable income to investors at least once a year. A BMO ETF will have taxable income if the income generated (for example interest, dividend, capital gains, etc.) by the securities within the BMO ETF is greater than the expenses of the BMO ETF. The distributions will either be paid in cash or reinvested in the BMO ETF at the discretion of the manager. The future distribution dates for BMO ETFs may change at any time and whether or not a distribution occurs will depend on the tax characteristics of the underlying investments.

The following table lists historical distributions and includes information about the frequency dollar value and tax composition of the distribution. The tax composition of the BMO ETF distribution will be determined on a yearly basis and will only be available after the BMO ETFs tax year. This information will be reported in an official tax receipt provided to investors by their broker.

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Table for distribution history. For period ending
Distribution Period

Future distribution dates may change without any prior notice.

Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date Cash Distribution Per Unit Reinvested Distribution Per Unit

Distributions by the BMO ETF that are not paid in cash should be accounted for by investors for tax purposes by adding the distribution amount to the adjusted cost base of the units held.

Total Distribution Per Unit
Mar, 2022 Mar 29, 2022 Mar 30, 2022 Apr 04, 2022 0.150000 0.000000 0.150000
Jun, 2022 Jun 28, 2022 Jun 29, 2022 Jul 05, 2022 0.150000 0.000000 0.150000
Sep, 2022 Sep 28, 2022 Sep 29, 2022 Oct 05, 2022 - - -
Dec, 2022 Dec 28, 2022 Dec 29, 2022 Jan 03, 2023 - - -
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ETF distribution tax table. Showing for year
Distribution Period Eligible Dividends Non Eligible Dividends Other Income Capital Gains Return of Capital Foreign Income Foreign Tax Paid Total Distribution per Unit for Tax Purpose

The exact tax treatment of the distributions for a calendar year is calculated after the BMO ETF's tax year-end. As a result investors will receive an official tax statement from their broker detailing the type of income they have to report for tax purposes for the entire year and not for each distribution.

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Holdings & Allocations

Daily Holdings

As of Aug 15, 2022



Cash and Cash Equivalents


Number of Holdings


Total Net Assets

$ 29,517,029.00

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Daily holdings table has 5 columns. Table columns are Weight (%), Name, ISIN, Bloomberg Ticker, Base Market Value
Weight (%) Name ISIN Bloomberg Ticker Number of Shares Currency Base Market Value Sector Asset Class
69.75% BMO MSCI USA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600C1068 ESGY 531,637 CAD 20,589,169 - Stock
26.73% BMO MSCI EAFE ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05600J1012 ESGE 284,739 CAD 7,890,830 - Stock
3.51% BMO MSCI CANADA ESG LEADERS INDEX ETF CA05587Y1051 ESGA 31,499 CAD 1,037,069 - Stock
0.00% CASH - - 1 CAD -41 - Cash and Cash Equivalents

Holdings Breakdown

Sector Allocation

has a donut chart divided into 11 ranges. Ranges are: 22.79%, Information Technology.14.25%, Financials.12.9%, Health Care.12.2%, Consumer Discretionary.10.12%, Industrials.9.23%, Communication Services.7.26%, Consumer Staples.4.61%, Materials.2.72%, Real Estate.2.26%, Energy.1.65%, Utilities.

Geographic Allocation

has a donut chart divided into 12 ranges. Ranges are: 69.15%, United States.6.33%, Japan.3.81%, United Kingdom.3.54%, Canada.2.77%, France.2.63%, Switzerland.2.25%, Germany.1.72%, Australia.1.57%, Netherlands.0.97%, Denmark.0.92%, Sweden.4.34%, Other.