BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

Two young women participate in a roundtable discussion Day of the Girl Roundtable brings female leaders together with youth

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On September 16, BMO assembled a group of female leaders from across the bank—Personal and Business Banking, HR and Communications, Wealth Management, Capital Markets, and IT — to sit down with seven young women participating in the Girls Belong Here program. They were joined by three inspiring female entrepreneurs and by Caroline Reisboro, CEO of […]

BMO Latin Alliance supports students at Cristo Rey High School

 

Diversity and inclusion

Latino Alliance is one of BMO’s most active and fastest growing Employee Resource Groups. Their mission is to empower Latino and Hispanic employees to contribute to the culture and success of BMO, and advocate and assist in the recruitment, recognition, development and advancement of Latino employees. For Latino Alliance, supporting the next generation is a […]

Two people in their graduation gowns hugging 15 years of student support

 

Community giving

On September 25th, BMO’s Equity Through Education program celebrates 15 years of donating institutional equity trading commissions to charitable organizations that support education and inclusion. Each year, BMO donates all our North American and European institutional equity commissions from one day of trading to people who may not otherwise receive support. Since 2005, ETE has […]

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 […]

Indigenous Banking Bloomberg spotlights the work of BMO’s Indigenous Banking Unit

 

Indigenous banking, Responsible banking

Bloomberg recently interviewed BMO’s Stephen Fay, Head, Indigenous Banking, about our approach to supporting the economic self-sufficiency and growth of Canada’s indigenous communities. Indigenous banking is a tangible way in which BMO seeks to fulfill our purpose to boldly grow the good: it seeks to break down barriers that have limited Indigenous communities’ access to […]

Catherine Roche Catherine Roche on Empowering Women in Business

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

For decades, BMO has been deeply committed to removing barriers to women’s economic empowerment and promoting an inclusive market. We’ve done this by supporting women entrepreneurs with capital allocated specifically for financing women-owned businesses, investing in research to gain insight on how to better support them, creating innovative educational platforms and sponsoring business-related conferences and […]

Darryl White speaks with Ravicha Darryl White on Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

The future depends on more young women feeling empowered to pursue leadership positions across all industries, in Canada and abroad. That’s why in 2018, seven BMO executives, including CEO Darryl White, took part in Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program, inviting young women to step into their roles for a day. As part of […]

BMO sustainable fund recognized

 

Impact investing, Responsible investing

The Money Observer has named the BMO Sustainable Opportunities Global Equity Fund as the Best Smaller Fund in the Global Growth category for 2019. With 1-year and 3-year returns of 13.6% and 52.6% respectively the publication noted that the £52 million fund had produced “higher returns with less volatility than many of its competitors.” According to Nick Henderson, one of the […]

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 […]

Two women with pride flags smiling at the parade BMO Pride shines bright at the Capital Pride Parade

 

Diversity and inclusion

This year, more than 60 BMO colleagues, friends, and family members from across the National Capital region gathered to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by marching in the Capital Pride Parade. BMO Pride’s participation was a significant moment as our first year marching in the Capital Pride Parade. It was a particularly special moment for BMO […]

BMO employees help with painting at Neighborhood House BMO volunteers help build a mindfulness space for at-risk youth in Milwaukee

 

Community giving

Recently, a new mindfulness initiative for at-risk youth was launched at Neighborhood House (NH) in Milwaukee – and BMO helped make it happen. It all started when a teenage girl was found sitting by herself in a darkened storage room. A staff member asked her why she was sitting there when her friends were having […]

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 […]



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