BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

BMO Pledges $1 Million for Local Health Care Redevelopment in Kingston BMO pledges $1 million for local health care redevelopment in Kingston

 

Community giving

BMO Financial Group has pledged $1 million, over ten years, to support redevelopment projects at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site and Providence Care’s Providence Manor. “Supporting the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate has long been a priority of BMO’s, and is core to our […]

BMO supports Indigenous health with $2 million hospital donation BMO supports Indigenous health with $2 million hospital donation

 

Community giving

BMO announced this week that it will be donating $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver, BC, to further strengthen the hospital’s commitment to Indigenous health and wellness. The gift will advance the work of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital, founded in 2015 […]

Kristi Michem and Lesley Marks BMO Female leaders make headlines promoting gender equality

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Kristi Michem, Chief Executive Officer of BMO Global Asset Management, who recently shared her seat with a Girls Belong Here ambassador, and Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Strategist of BMO Private Wealth Canada, and recent participant in the Day of the Girl roundtable discussion, have made headlines talking  about BMO’s commitment to advancing women’s empowerment, and […]

BMO Financial Group’s Miguel Mendes Honoured for Contributions to LGBTQ2+ Community

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO’s Miguel Mendes has been recognized at Start Proud’s 2019 Leaders to be Proud Of Awards. Miguel was awarded the Professional Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) business community. Miguel chairs BMO Pride — an enterprise resource group comprised of employees across Canada, Europe, and […]

Simon Fish speaks at the Great Lakes Symposium BMO supports efforts to conserve and restore Great Lakes biodiversity

 

Environmental stewardship

In September 2019, BMO supported an event hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, a leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. This half-day bi-national symposium focused on the recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global […]

BMO and Catalyst leaders discussing intersectionality at work BMO and Catalyst leaders discuss inclusive leadership and emotional tax

 

Diversity and inclusion

Last week, BMO Harris Bank and Catalyst hosted an event and panel discussion in Chicago where leaders from both organizations heard from their senior leaders as they discussed intersectionality, emotional tax, the role of the inclusive leader, and how peers from neighboring businesses and communities can leverage these insights to be catalysts for positive change. […]

A field of yellow flowers with wind turbines in the background BMO issues its first Sustainability Bond

 

Responsible investing

BMO has issued a U.S. $500 million Sustainability Bond – the first of its kind for the bank and a significant step forward in our commitment to grow the good for a sustainable future. The bond market reacted positively to the move, with demand reaching $2 billion. Sustainability bonds’ power to mobilize capital and solve […]

Dave Casper speaking at a podium BMO announces largest U.S. donation ever to the United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Network

 

Community giving

On October 21, BMO Harris Bank announced a $10 million donation to United Way of Metro Chicago at a press conference hosted by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the city’s Austin neighbourhood. This donation is the bank’s largest U.S. philanthropic donation ever and will support the United Way’s Neighborhood Network, an initiative designed to reduce […]

BMO’s Impactful Pro Bono Legal Program for Asylum Seekers

 

Employee giving

“The human rights violations that are occurring around the world are devastating, and this feels like a concrete way to be able to help,” says Ashley Kenny, Senior Compliance Officer, BMO, of BMO’s pro bono legal program. “Donating money is a great way to show support, but I also wanted the hands-on aspect of being […]

A woman wearing a hard hat takes inventory on a clipboard Sustainability podcast on collaboration in ESG investing

 

Responsible investing

New on BMO’s Sustainability Leaders podcast, an inside look at responsible investment with Sustainability Leaders host, David Sneyd, Vice President, Analyst, Responsible Investment at BMO GAM.  David talks about how BMO GAM looks at ESG issues, and then hosts a conversation with James Coldwell from ShareAction, an NGO in the UK with whom David’s team collaborates on a number of ESG issues. James […]

American Banker names Team BMO “Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance” for 10th consecutive year

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

For an unprecedented 10th year in a row, American Banker magazine has named BMO’s team of female leaders the “Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance,” recognizing them for their professional achievements and their impact on the banking and financial services industry. To top off a decade of wins, this year, Ernie Johannson, Group Head, […]

Michelle Obama speaks with Claudette McGowan BMO’s Claudette McGowan in conversation with Michelle Obama

 

Diversity and inclusion

At the recent Elevate technology conference in Toronto, BMO’s Chief Information Officer, Claudette McGowan, interviewed Michelle Obama.​ This year, Elevate brought together more than 20,000 people to hear from 300-plus innovators. And the main attraction was the far-ranging conversation between Claudette and the former First Lady, which touched on technology, career paths and diversity. On […]



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