BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

Members from the CNIB and BMO teams stand together beside a large Phone It Forward Banner. In the foreground are boxes full of donated iPads. From left to right, Suzanne Decary, Executive Director, Ontario South for CNIB, Tanya Thung and Rosemary Torelli from BMO Financial Group, Gary Nenson, Vice President, Philanthropy for CNIB and John M. Rafferty, President and CEO for CNIB. Each person holds a few iPads in their arms. BMO reduces barriers for people with sight loss with iPad donation

 

Community giving

Driving to zero barriers for our colleagues, customers and communities is a critical priority for BMO and a key part of our Purpose-aligned Bold Commitment to a more inclusive society. With a donation of 2,000 reconditioned iPads to CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Canada’s largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, BMO is […]

Sunrise BMO Reaches Goal to Match 100 Per Cent of Electricity Usage with Renewables

 

Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

BMO has announced it has reached an important milestone in its commitment to a sustainable future: it has met its 2020 goal, announced last April, to match 100 per cent of its electricity usage with electricity produced from renewable sources across global operations. This achievement includes investment in Renewal Energy Certificates from wind, solar and […]

Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón supports his Arizona community while BMO supports him

 

Diversity and inclusion, Response

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, BMO has been working hard to support our clients, helping them secure PPP loans and working with them on solutions for navigating the crisis. Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón is one of those clients. Originally from Peru, he came to the United States in 1984. He was a practicing neurologist in his […]

Girls Belong Here logo BMO inspires young leaders with Girls Belong Here

 

Diversity and inclusion

As BMO celebrates International Day of the Girl on October 11, and works to foster a society with zero barriers to inclusion, we are marking our third year as lead sponsor of Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program. The Girls Belong Here program places young women in positions of leadership, power and influence for […]

Shopaholic description ex: "A self-confessed shopaholic, Diane loved looking for new clothes with her two daughters." New campaign and petition takes a stand for young women

 

Diversity and inclusion

For the month of October, as BMO celebrates International Day of the Girl (October 11) and works to foster a society with zero barriers to inclusion, a new campaign is shining a light on social conditioning and gender-based stereotypes in language that have negative connotations for women. BMO is encouraging consumers to take action through […]

Elder Barney Williams, Jr. An Interview with Barney Williams, Jr., Elder and residential school survivor

 

Diversity and inclusion, Indigenous programs

Orange Shirt Day recognizes the legacy and impact of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada. Falling on September 30th, the Day is an opportunity to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to commit to reconciliation. At BMO, we believe that Canadian companies have a responsibility to provide education on Indigenous issues and experiences […]