BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

An array of solar panels BMO Launches Suite of ESG ETFs to Support Responsible Investing

 

Responsible investing

BMO Asset Management Inc. has announced the launch of seven ESG (environment, social and governance) ETFs, including the first balanced ESG ETF in Canada. The move strengthens our ability to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life by empowering customers to invest their savings in a sustainable way. “A recent BMO survey shows investors […]

People at work outside New three-part series provides an in-depth look at sustainable finance

 

Sustainable finance

In recent years, sustainable finance has become an essential part of business strategy. To explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in this area, we’ve created a three-part series on BMO’s Capital Markets blog. Written by Manju Seal, BMO’s Head of Sustainable Finance – Advisory, the series provides an overview of this complex topic, and offers […]

mental health statistics BMO’s partnership in groundbreaking mental health research

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO is an advocate for mental health awareness, and a strong supporter of the fight to end the stigma associated with it. So we’re proud to announce that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in partnership with BMO, today announced a first-of-its-kind Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders. The Playbook, which features […]

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 […]

A smiling BMO employee BMO Financial Group Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row by Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO Financial Group today announced it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth year in a row. The global index recognizes companies committed to gender equality and inclusivity within the workplace and the community, and publicly demonstrates each company’s commitment to equality and advancing women. This year, the index has […]

Doug Bourque, VP, Indigenous Banking, BC and Yukon and Ouray Crowfoot, Chief Financial Officer, Siksika Nation BMO Announces Indigenous Advisory Council

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO has established an Indigenous Advisory Council with members from Indigenous communities across Canada. The Council will support further education and awareness, provide input on policies and practices, and build on BMO’s long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion. As the BMO Indigenous Advisory Council expands, it will be representative of First Nations, Métis and Inuit […]

BMO Lights Fest BMO Harris donates $10,000 to Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago

 

Community giving

At BMO, we are driven by our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, and to honour that, we closed off 2019 by giving back with the help of our customers and community! During the holiday season, BMO asked community members to share a holiday message using the hashtag, #BMOLightsFest, on Twitter, Instagram […]

Sustainable finance in China BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast on Sustainability in China

 

Sustainable finance

New on BMO’s Sustainability Leaders podcast, a discussion about sustainability in China, and the unique challenges presented by 25 years of enormous growth and development there. On this episode we’re joined by Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Paulson Institute and Dan Krieter, Director in the BMO Capital Markets Fixed Income Strategy Group. Check […]

A BMO employee does crafts with participants during an Employee Giving event BMO’s Employees Grow the Good for Communities with Employee Giving Campaign

 

Employee giving

BMO values its connection to the communities it serves—as customers, neighbours and partners. BMO employees build those connections, branch by branch and city by city, every day as part of living BMO’s Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. They also celebrate those connections with the annual Employee Giving Campaign, which runs for […]

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 […]



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