BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

A pair of hands holding a red heart BMO pledges $1 million to support crisis relief

 

Community giving

On March 19, BMO announced a $1 million donation to United Way to support gaps in community services urgently needed for vulnerable individuals impacted by the public health, social and economic consequences of COVID-19. As a first step, funds donated will be provided via United Way to communities across Canada affected by the virus. “Every […]

A little girl signs up for the position of treasurer BMO changing the conversation about women and finances

 

BMO for Women

Launching on International Women’s Day (March 8), BMO’s new campaign targets financial stereotypes for girls, for women, and for their financial futures. The centrepiece of this campaign is the story of Jane. As she grows up, Jane’s confidence about money is shaped by stereotypical messaging that continues to exist in society, media and even how […]

Three colleagues looking at a tablet BMO Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the Third Year in a Row

 

Business conduct

BMO has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year. BMO is one of only three Canadian companies, the only bank in Canada, and one of only four banks worldwide, to have been […]

BMO donating BlackBerries for Ontario Victim Services Acting with Purpose: Helping Ontario Victim Services

 

Community giving

In September 2018, David Abesdris, Senior Advisor, Inclusion, was notified that BMO’s corporate phones were being updated from BlackBerrys to iPhones. He remembered that Tanya Thung, Branch Manager at Yonge and St. Clair, had mentioned the Phone It Forward campaign from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), a program through which CNIB repurposes technology to be […]

Trees BMO Sustainability Leaders podcast on biodiversity and economic development

 

Sustainable finance

New on BMO’s Sustainability Leaders podcast, a discussion about biodiversity, and how it’s being lost at a rate unprecedented in human history. Guest Kai Chan, Professor from the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia talks about the implications for businesses – both in terms of their impacts on biodiversity, and their dependence […]

BMO employees after winning a United Way award BMO recognized by United Way Greater Toronto as a Platinum Partner

 

Corporate social responsibility

BMO was recognized as a Platinum Partner by United Way Greater Toronto at their Local Leaders event on February 5, 2020. This Platinum designation is their highest honour, and an important recognition for the efforts of the bank and its employees to close the fairness gap in our communities. An amazing 90+ percent of employees […]

An array of solar panels BMO Thought Leaders share ideas with World Economic Forum through #fairerworld campaign

 

Corporate social responsibility

Ahead of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the organizers invited attendees and the global community to have their say on a number of significant challenges that would form some of the main discussion points for the conference. By submitting a user-generated video clip, participants and members of the public could give their […]

solar panels BMO Recognized by CDP for Action on Environmental Sustainability

 

Environmental stewardship

BMO was recently recognized by the CDP (formerly called the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its strong actions and transparency in the areas of climate change governance, climate change risk management, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The CDP, a not-for-profit charity, provides a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their […]

People working together BMO Wins Brandon Hall Gold Award for Excellence in Leadership Development

 

Employee experience

Brandon Hall Group has recognized BMO Financial Group with a Gold Award in the Best Advance in Executive Development category for its Executive Leadership Program, Leadership EDGE (LEDGE). BMO is the only company to receive this prestigious recognition at the gold level in this category this year. Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards recognize the best […]

Swimming fish Stronger Bonds

 

Sustainable finance

This story is an excerpt from the BMO 2019 Sustainability Report. BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bonds is part of a broader commitment to creating investment opportunities within an ESG framework. To build a sustainable future, we need to start working today. And the challenge for many investors is how to […]

Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Different Perspectives

 

Diversity and inclusion

This story is an excerpt from the BMO 2019 Sustainability Report. Tracie Morris was named U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer of BMO Harris Bank in May 2019. In addition to more than 20 years’ experience in HR leadership, she brings a wealth of insights gained as a board member of organizations such as the Business […]

People waiting in line for the bus BMO CEO Darryl White on Partnering to Advance Economic Inclusion

 

Corporate social responsibility

In the run up to the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings beginning in Davos on January 20, BMO’s CEO has authored a compelling perspective piece for meeting participants and stakeholders on WEF’s official blog. In it, CEO Darryl White discusses the learnings stemming from BMO’s ongoing partnership with United Way Greater Toronto, with whom […]



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