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 […]

People at work outside 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 […]

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 […]

A BMO branch building BMO Named to Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking

 

Corporate social responsibility

BMO has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking—as the top-ranked bank in North America on the list. The Global 100 companies list represents what the Toronto-based Corporate Knights considers the top 1% of companies in the world who are leading the way on sustainability performance. BMO […]

One person speaks with another person supportively BMO’s pro bono legal program for asylum seekers

 

Corporate social responsibility

At BMO, we are driven by our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life and we strive to use our resources and expertise to help the individuals in the communities we serve. In 2015, BMO’s legal department launched a pilot pro bono program that provides legal services to low-income and vulnerable community […]

BMO and United Way logos Small Businesses in Scarborough’s Golden Mile to be supported through innovative pilot project

 

Corporate social responsibility

The Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity (ILEO) Leadership Table is a ground-breaking initiative spearheaded by BMO and United Way Greater Toronto that brings inclusive local economic opportunity to communities where it has been limited. A cornerstone of its strategy is to fully understand local needs and then innovate, with private sector, civic and community partners, to […]

BMO's Tracie Morris BMO’s 2019 Sustainability Report demonstrates purpose in action across the bank

 

Corporate social responsibility

Every year, BMO releases a substantive public report that provides a detailed analysis of the bank’s performance against key sustainability indicators. The Sustainability Report (formerly titled the Environmental, Social and Governance Report) offers comprehensive insight into our progress, as well as an outline of our actions and responses to the issues that our stakeholders and […]

BMO, United Way and City of Toronto Champion Economic Opportunity ILEO Construction Joint Venture to bring jobs and a model of economic sustainability to Greater Golden Mile

 

Corporate social responsibility

BMO, together with United Way Greater Toronto, the City of Toronto, community leaders, and private sector partners, is piloting a new approach to promoting economic vitality in areas of the city where it is lacking. The work is guided by the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity (ILEO) Leadership Table. Established in October 2018 by BMO and […]

BMO and Bloomberg partner to host Sustainable Finance Week

 

Corporate social responsibility, Responsible investing

BMO is proud to be the exclusive Canadian sponsor of the upcoming Bloomberg Sustainable Finance Week (SFW), which runs from December 2 to 6. The event brings together market-moving players across the world to discuss emerging trends and visionary ideas for this growing industry. In the last 10 years alone, sustainable assets under management grew […]

BMO GAM takes two awards in Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2019

 

Corporate social responsibility, Responsible investing

BMO’s Responsible Global Equity Fund (£600m AUM) has been recognised by the respected UK industry magazine Investment Week as the Best ESG Investment Fund for 2019, the second time it has won. The Fund, which was launched in October 1987, focuses on businesses that are proactively and effectively managing their own ESG risks and opportunities, […]

BMO takes home the 2019 True North Social Impact Award

 

Corporate social responsibility

BMO is committed to living our Purpose, Boldly Grow the Good – in business and life – across our footprint, so the bank’s recent recognition from the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) in tapping BMO for its 2019 True North Social Impact award shows we’re on the right track. The award is […]

BMO hosted a formal work experience program for A-level students in London, England BMO employees help London students achieve their career potential

 

Corporate social responsibility

In line with our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO hosted a formal work experience program in London, England last month in partnership with the Brokerage, a charity that helps Londoners from state schools access experiences of work, employability skills and jobs in financial, professional and related services. Nine A-Level […]

Satellite image of a brewing storm BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast Examines Carbon Pricing

 

Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

In the latest edition of Sustainability Leaders, Manu Seal talks to economist Dr. Bob Litterman, one of the leading authorities on risk management and quantitative trading on Wall Street. They discuss how financial markets have evolved in viewing climate risk, and why pricing carbon is imperative for informed decision-making. Check out the podcast here. Get a fresh […]

BMO’s pro bono team works the phones at free legal advice hotline BMO’s pro bono team works the phones at free legal advice hotline

 

Corporate social responsibility, Employee experience

“It’s important to always think about the ‘greater good,’” says Theresa Duckett, Associate General Counsel, BMO Legal & Regulatory Compliance (LRC), and head of the U.S. Pro Bono Committee. “A lot of people can’t afford the legal services they need, and my skills can make a difference in their lives.” That’s why Theresa helped create […]

A small plant grows out of the ground. BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast on Sustainable Development with the World Bank

 

Corporate social responsibility

In this episode of our Sustainability Leaders podcast, host Manju Seal speaks with Heike Reichelt to discuss the World Bank’s influential work in sustainable development, and the ways they mobilize capital markets to reduce social inequality and support the United Nations’s 17 sustainable development goals. Check out the podcast here. Get a fresh perspective from our […]

Learning and the Future of Work

 

Corporate social responsibility, Employee experience

At BMO, making a positive difference for our employees by ensuring they are enabled to live our Purpose, to boldly grow the good—in business and life.  Professional development and training are critical enablers of growth, both for employees individually and the bank overall. As the world around us evolves at a rapid pace, with technology […]

Canadian flag flying high above evergreen trees BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast Spotlights Responsible Investing Trends

 

Corporate social responsibility, Responsible investing

The latest episode of BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast provides a general overview of responsible investing in Canada, as well as a deeper dive into some of its best practices and most interesting trends. Alison Schneider, Director of Responsible Investing for the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCO) and Dustyn Lanz, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association […]

Forest BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast Examines Climate Change

 

Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

In this episode of BMO’s groundbreaking podcast series, Manju Seal sits down with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In a wide-ranging interview, they discussed a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy, how the market is affected by the rise of the renewables industry, and the opportunities for global economies as the climate changes. Check out the […]

New Edition of BMO’s Sustainability Leaders Podcast

 

Corporate social responsibility

In the most recent edition of the podcast, just posted, the hosts welcome Matthew Welch, President of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). The SASB has created a sustainability disclosure framework focused on financial materiality, and the podcast will cover its details, how it differs from other existing frameworks, why financial materiality is so important, […]

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