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BMO is committed to helping our customers make real financial progress, and driving positive change for a sustainable future, a thriving economy and a more inclusive society. Every day, we’re inspired by our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. That’s why we’re proud to be consistently recognized for our industry leadership and achievements. It’s a testament to our employees, the strength of our culture – and our dedication to leading by example on the path to a better future.

Here is a list of our top rankings, honours and awards.

Growing with our customers

For 205 years, BMO has stood alongside our customers, helping them achieve real financial progress. Their strength and resilience make us a stronger bank.

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WORLD FINANCE MAGAZINE BEST PRIVATE BANK IN CANADA FOR 13 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Supporting a strong culture

BMO’s culture is highly engaged and empowered. We are committed to advancing an inclusive society — and it begins at our workplace through our Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 strategy, aimed at providing access to opportunities and enabling growth.

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FORBES’ BEST EMPLOYERS FOR DIVERSITY

Recognized five years in a row

Building a sustainable future

Sustainability is fundamental to our Purpose. BMO is focused on creating a better future by helping businesses pursue sustainable outcomes. We apply industry-leading approaches to seize opportunities and manage risks in key areas like sustainable finance, climate change and human rights.

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CORPORATE KNIGHTS GLOBAL 100 MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD

BMO recognized as Top Place to Work for Employee Wellbeing

May 21, 2024 - BMO has been recognized as a top organization for employee wellbeing by winning the prestigious Ragan Workplace Wellness Award 

BMO received the title of Top Place to Work for Employee Wellbeing in the “Large Organization” category. This achievement underscores our commitment to ensuring the holistic wellbeing of our employees by offering programs that can help us all prioritize wellness and achieve better work-life balance. 

BMO named 2024 VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer
April 17, 2024 - BMO is proud to announce that we’ve earned the designation of VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer for 2024. The award recognizes BMO’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting Veterans and the military-connected community.

BMO Virtual Connect recognized for excellence in customer service by Business Intelligence Group
April 10, 2024 - BMO Virtual Connect won the 2024 Excellence in Customer Service Award in the category Transformation of the year for our agile delivery of self-serve functionalities in the Interactive Voice Response (IVR).

BMO receives Celent Award for integration excellence in welcoming nearly two million new customers
March 21, 2024 - BMO has been recognized for technology excellence by Celent, a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry, for how the bank seamlessly welcomed nearly two million customers across wealth, corporate, personal and business banking, commercial and capital markets.

BMO recognized among Fast Company's 2024 list of World's Most Innovative Companies
March 21, 2024 - BMO is the only Canadian and U.S. bank recognized for its work to make managing finances easier through innovative digital tools that help customers make real financial progress.

BMO named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for seven years running
March 4, 2024 - BMO was recognized seven years in a row, and one of just four banks worldwide on the 2024 list.

BMO named one of the Best Banks of 2024 in the U.S. by GOBankingRates
January 22, 2024 - BMO today announced it has been named one of the "Best Banks of 2024" by GOBankingRates, which analyzes the top financial institutions in the United States each year to help Americans find banks that will help them reach their financial goals. Notably, BMO is recognized in three categories that help customers do more with their cash deposits: Best Checking AccountsBest CD Accounts, and Best High Yield Savings Accounts categories, with the personal finance website calling BMO a "straightforward approach to banking with dependable products" and a "very impressive banking experience."

BMO Place and George Della Rocca honoured with industry recognition
December 15, 2023 - Accolades for BMO Place, our world-class workplace in Toronto, continue to pour in. BMO Place recently received two significant awards – the 2023 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Award of Distinction for Workplace Innovation and the 2023 CoreNet Canada REmmy Award for Workplace Excellence. 

BMO ranked one of the most sustainable companies in North America on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
December 13, 2023 - BMO has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), a set of benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value. The DJSI ranks companies’ sustainability performance across three dimensions – governance & economic, environmental and social.  

Empowering communities: BMO receives Outstanding CRA rating for third consecutive time
December 12, 2023 - BMO is proud to announce that we have once again received an Outstanding rating for our Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance from January 2020 to December 2022. This is a significant accomplishment – it’s the third consecutive time BMO has earned the highest possible rating, which fewer than 10 per cent of banks have received over the past 10 years.

BMO named “Bank of the Year for Banking in the Community” for supporting progress of underserved U.S. businesses
December 5, 2023 - BMO has received the prestigious “Bank of the Year for Banking in the Community” recognition by Financial Times-owned The Banker for our work to support the financial progress of underserved businesses in our U.S. communities. 

BMO and Cara honored by Austin Coming Together for BMORE program
November 28, 2023 - Cara Collective’s 30 years of workforce development experience has been crucial to providing BMORE Chicago cohorts the readiness and resources needed to succeed. BMO is proud to announce that we received Austin Coming Together (ACT)’s Excellence in Living Wage Careers for our collective work with the BMORE Initiative. Recipients of this award display exemplary work in Austin and embody ACT’s core values of collaboration, transparency, unity, commitment and action. 

Darryl White named 2023 CEO of the Year
Novebmre 23, 2023 - Our CEO, Darryl White, has been named CEO of the Year by The Globe and Mail.

Each year, The Globe and Mail highlights five leaders in Canada for achievements in different categories, then ultimately selects one as the overall CEO of the Year.

BMO recognized for excellence in AI and advanced analytics in Cash Management & Payments by Datos Insights
October 25, 2023 - BMO was recognized by Datos Insights as the winner of the 2023 Impact Innovation Award in Cash Management and Payments for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics for our development of the “Digital Workbench.” 

BMO’s Christine Viau wins Global Investor Relations award 
August 10, 2023 - Recently, our investor relations (IR) efforts were recognized when BMO’s Head of Investor Relations, Christine Viau, was named a TopGun Investment Relations Officer Global Financial Sectors by Brendan Wood International, known for their prestigious rankings of the world’s best IR and investment professionals.  

Fast Company names BMO one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators
July 18, 2023 - BMO is the only financial institution named among the top 30 companies on Fast Company's fifth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations that demonstrate a commitment to encourage and develop innovation company-wide.

BMO receives top scores as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion
July 11, 2023 - At BMO, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive work environment and a culture that maximizes everyone’s potential for progress. Those efforts are gaining recognition – for the eighth consecutive year, BMO received a top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and has been named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

BMO recognized as Best Private Bank, Best Commercial Bank and Best Retail Bank
June 26, 2023
- BMO has been named the Best Private Bank and Best Commercial Bank in Canada by World Finance Magazine for the 13th and 9th consecutive time respectively. BMO has also been awarded the Best Retail Bank in Canada for the second year in a row and Best Private Bank in the U.S. and Best Commercial Bank in the U.S. for the first time.

Forbes recognizes BMO as one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fifth year in a row
April 23, 2023 - Forbes has been recognizing BMO's steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity since 2019. 

Statista, a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, compiles the annual list from surveying over 45,000 American employees working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants anonymously rate their organizations based on criteria such as gender, age, ethnicity, disability and LGBTQ+ and general diversity.

BMO named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for sixth year running
March 13, 2023 - BMO has been recognized as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

BMO recognized by Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for eighth year in a row
January 31, 2023 - Today BMO announced it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the eighth 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 expanded to include 485 companies across 45 countries and regions.

BMO ranks as most sustainable bank in North America for fourth consecutive year and 8th in the world
January 18, 2023 - BMO has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2023 Ranking of the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations as the most sustainable bank in North America for the fourth year in a row. BMO, which ranked as the eighth bank in the world and in the top 15 per cent of banks globally for clean revenue, received high marks for diversity on its board and among its leadership.

BMO ranked one of the most sustainable companies in North America on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
December 19, 2022 - BMO Financial Group has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The DJSI is a set of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value. The DJSI ranks companies’ sustainability performance across three dimensions – Governance & Economic, Environmental, and Social.

Top rankings for BMO Capital Markets' FICC Macro Strategy group in Institutional Investor client survey
December 13, 2022 - BMO Capital Markets' Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Macro Strategy group has claimed top honors in the Institutional Investor 2022 Global Fixed Income Research Team survey.

BMO receives five star ratings from Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
September 29, 2022 - For the third consecutive year, BMO has received the highest possible ratings in the 2022 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility's (HACR) annual Corporate Inclusion Index (CII). The index benchmarks the status of Hispanic diversity and inclusion in corporate America.

BMO earns top score on Disability Equality Index and named among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
August 3, 2022 - For the seventh consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank has received a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and was named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Three BMO leaders recognized on Savoy Magazine's 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list
July 18 , 2022 - Savoy Magazine, the leading African American business and lifestyle magazine, today recognized three BMO Financial Group leaders on its 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list. Included on Savoy Magazine's list are Kimberley Goode, Chief Communications & Social Impact Officer, Darrel Hackett, Head, U.S. Wealth Management, and Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources & Inclusion Officer.

BMO named among Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens
June 29, 2022 - BMO Financial Group has again been named to Corporate Knights’ ranking of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens. Ranked first among major Canadian banks, BMO received top-quartile scores in board gender diversity, executive diversity, and sustainability pay link. It also received a top-quartile Clean Revenue score driven by its sustainable finance strategy.

BMO wins ATD BEST Award for talent development and corporate learning
May 17, 2022 - BMO has been recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the world of learning and skills development – the BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). This marks BMO's sixth BEST award win; it is the only Canadian bank and one of only two Canadian companies to receive the award in 2022. The ATD BEST Award celebrates organizations that achieve enterprise-wide success through employee talent development. Winners demonstrate a deep commitment to developing people in the workplace, promoting learning in the organization’s culture and empowering senior leaders in talent development initiatives for their employees and themselves. Winners include private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.

BMO named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth year in a row
March 15, 2022 - BMO has been recognized as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth consecutive year by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

BMO included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for seventh year in a row
January 26, 2022 - BMO Financial Group today announced it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the seventh 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 expanded to include 418 companies across 45 countries and regions.

BMO named North America’s most sustainable bank for third consecutive year
January 19, 2022 - BMO has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and, for the third year in a row, is ranked as the most sustainable bank in North America. BMO ranked in the top quartile for clean revenue and diversity on its board and among its leadership.

BMO Capital Markets named Best Canadian Bank for USD/CAD for 11th consecutive year
December 10, 20221 - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO) (TSX: BMO), has been named Best Bank for USD/CAD for the eleventh year in a row by the 2021 FX Markets Best Banks Awards.

BMO Capital Markets' Fixed Income Strategy Group earns top rankings in Institutional Investor survey
December 1, 2021 - BMO Capital Markets' Fixed Income Strategy group claimed top honours in the Institutional Investor 2021 Global Fixed Income Research Team survey.

LinkedIn Best Employer Brand Award
November 22, 2021 - BMO has been awarded the Best Employer Brand Award at the LinkedIn Talent Awards. We were recognized as being a top company in Canada who made a positive impact using LinkedIn Talent Solutions. This is the first time Best Employer Brand has been awarded in Canada, and we're honoured and proud of the work that has gone into making BMO an attractive place to work.

BMO ranked one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the world by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
November 15, 2021 - BMO has been ranked among the most sustainable companies on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)– one of only five companies in Canada included in the DJSI world index. The DJSI is a set of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value. The DJSI ranks companies’ sustainability performance across three dimensions – Governance & Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability. Inclusion on the DJSI World index is reserved for the top 10 percent of global sustainability performers as ranked by the DJSI.

BMO wins ATD BEST Award for Talent Development and Corporate Learning
October 27, 2021 - The Association for Talent Development (ATD) has recognized BMO Financial Group with a 2021 BEST Award. This year's honour marks BMO's fifth ATD award win; it is the only Canadian bank and one of only two Canadian companies to receive the award in 2021. Distinguishing corporations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development, ATD's BEST Award is one of the industry's most rigorous and coveted recognitions. Winners include small and large, private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.

BMO’s Ula Ubani recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXN
October 25, 2021 - A BMO leader has been named among the recipients of the WXN (Women’s Executive Network) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Ula Ubani, Vice-President, Ombudsperson and Chief Ethics & Conduct Officer, has been recognized for her advocacy for workforce diversity, ethics and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

American Banker's 2021 Most Powerful Women in Banking Awards
October 21, 2021 - Ernie Johannson and Tracie Morris were recognized at last night’s American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking Awards. This year’s award marks Ernie’s three-peat on this list and Tracie’s first year being celebrated as one of the publication’s ‘standouts’ – a special recognition that honours leaders taking on additional responsibility and making an impact.

BMO Harris Bank receives Five Star ratings from Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
September 14, 2021 - For the second consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank has received high ratings in the 2021 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) annual Corporate Inclusion Index (CII). The index benchmarks the status of Hispanic diversity and inclusion in corporate America.

United Way Centraide Canada names BMO a 2020 Thanks a Million recipient
September 8, 2021 - As United Way agencies kick off this year’s fundraising campaign in support of communities, United Way Centraide, the national office for Canada, begins on a note of recognition for companies whose employees helped to raise more than $1 million last year in support of its work in local communities across Canada. As part of that effort, BMO has been named a 2020 Thanks a Million recipient.

BMO Harris Bank recognized as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women in America for 2021
August 9, 2021 - For the third consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Women in 2021.

United Way recognizes BMO as top corporate partner for 2021
July 26, 2021 - For the eighth consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank was recognized as the #1 Corporate Partner by United Way of Metro Chicago at the 2021 Campaign Heroes Celebration. This year, with the support of BMO employees during their annual giving campaign, the United Way of Metro Chicago raised more than $67 million to help build equity in neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

BMO Harris Bank earns a 100 on 2021 Disability Equality Index
July 13, 2021 - For the sixth consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank has received a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and was named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Telly Awards for BMO’s Actions Matterly “Risks While Working At Home” campaign
May 25, 2021 - The annual Telly Awards showcase the best work created within television and across video, for all screens, picked from over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. BMO’s Actions Matterly campaign, a partnership between Learnings & Entertainments and BMO, was recognized as a Gold winner in the Non-Broadcast, General - Employee Communications category.

Forbes names BMO Harris Bank among World's Best Banks 2021
April 13, 2021 - For the second year in a row, BMO Harris Bank has been recognized on Forbes' World's Best Banks list.

BMO recognized by Environmental Finance’s 2021 Bond Awards
March 31, 2021 - BMO Financial Group (TSX: BMO) (NYSE: BMO) was one of several organizations recognized today by Environmental Finance's 2021 Bond Awards in the category of Lead Manager of the Year, Social Bonds – Local Authority/Municipality category.

BMO Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the Fourth Year in a Row
February 23, 2020 - BMO Financial Group has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. BMO is one of four Canadian companies, the only bank in Canada, and one of only five banks worldwide, to be recognized in 2021, affirming the bank's commitment to support a thriving economy, sustainable future, and inclusive society.

BMO Harris Bank Ranked Arizona's Top Banking/Finance Workplace Culture
February 17, 2021 - For the third consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank's Arizona team members ranked the bank number one for Best Workplace Culture in Banking/Finance in Ranking Arizona, a list of rankings based on a survey  of Arizona residents. Arizona consumers also named BMO the second best large bank in the state, an improvement from the bank's third place ranking in 2019 and eight place in 2018.

BMO recognized for sixth year in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

January 27, 2021 - BMO has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the sixth 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.

 

BMO ranked top bank in North America on Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100
January 25, 2021 - BMO has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and is, for the second year in a row, the most sustainable bank in North America.

BMO ranked among most sustainable companies on Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America
November 25, 2020 - BMO ranks in the 91st percentile of banks globally on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – the highest among Canadian peers.  The DJSI is a set of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value.

BMO's Commitment to Inclusion and Future-Focused Learning Recognized with Four Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards
August 27, 2020 - BMO Financial Group has been recognized by Brandon Hall Group for its continuing efforts to create a bold and inclusive workforce with the skills to meet existing and emerging customer needs.

BMO Harris Bank earns a 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index and named among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
July 16, 2020 - For the fifth consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank has received a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI)and was named among the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. This is the fifth consecutive year that the bank has been named one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

BMO Wins ATD BEST Award for Talent Development and Corporate Learning
July 2, 2020 - The Association for Talent Development (ATD) has recognized BMO Financial Group with a 2020 BEST Award. BMO is the only Canadian company ranked among the globally-recognized organizations this year, with winners announced virtually from Denver, Colorado, on June 30. This year's honour marks BMO's fourth ATD award win.

Forbes names BMO Harris Bank among 2020 Best-in-State Banks
June 29, 2020 - BMO Harris Bank has been recognized on Forbes' Best-in-State Banks 2020 list based on a survey of consumers who ranked banks and credit unions on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five key attributes: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice. BMO was among the top five banks in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Forbes names BMO Harris Bank among World's Best Banks 2020
June 11, 2020 - BMO Harris Bank has been recognized on Forbes' World's Best Banks 2020 list based on a survey of consumers who ranked banks on key attributes, including trust, fees, digital services and financial advice. Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm, to survey more than 40,000 customers in 23 countries on their current and former banking relationships.

Bankrate named BMO Harris a 2020 Top Regional Bank
March 12, 2020 - BMO Harris Bank has been named to Bankrate's 2020 list of the top 10 U.S. regional banks. In its ranking, Bankrate cited the BMO products that offer options for fee waivers and low minimum opening balances, which are examples of how BMO helps its customers grow and alleviate financial anxiety.

BMO Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the Third Year in a Row
February 25, 2020 - BMO Financial Group 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 named to the list, underscoring the bank's commitment to values-based leadership and ethical business practices.

BMO Harris Bank ranked #1 by Ranking Arizona for Best Workplace Culture in Banking/Finance
February 18, 2020 - BMO Harris Bank ranked number one for Best Workplace Culture in Banking/Finance for the second year in a row in Ranking Arizona, a list of rankings based on a survey of Arizona residents. Arizona residents also named BMO as number two in top large banks, an increase from eighth in 2018 and third in 2019.

BMO Financial Group Recognized by CDP for Action and Transparency on Environmental Sustainability
February 6, 2020 - BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) today announced it has been 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 environmental impacts.

BMO’s Tracie Morris Recognized on Crain’s Chicago Business List of Notable HR Leaders
February 3, 2020 - Crain’s Chicago Business recognized Tracie Morris, BMO's U.S. chief human resources officer, on their 2020 Notable Leaders in HR list. The list features HR executives in the Chicago-area who are leaders in their field, who mentor other human resources executives and have demonstrated the ability or power to effective change in the areas recruitment, retaining talent, improving efficiency, enhancing corporate culture and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Forbes names BMO Harris Bank one of the Best Employers for Diversity 2020 for the second year in a row
January 21, 2020 - BMO's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the second consecutive year.

BMO Financial Group Named to Corporate Knights' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Ranking
January 21 2020 - BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) today announced it has been named to Corporate Knights' 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking.

BMO Financial Group Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row by Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index
January 21, 2020 - 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.

American Banker names BMO Harris Bank leaders the "Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance" for 10th consecutive year
October 7, 2019 - For an unprecedented tenth year in a row, American Banker has named BMO Harris Bank's team of women leaders the "Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance," recognizing them for their professional achievements and impact on the banking and financial services industry.

BMO Wins ATD BEST Award for Leadership in Corporate Learning
October 4, 2019 - The Association for Talent Development (ATD) has recognized BMO Financial Group with a 2019 BEST Award. BMO is the only Canadian bank ranked among the top companies on the 2019 list. The award was presented during a ceremony held in Washington, DC on October 3.

ATD’s BEST Award is one of the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognitions. The global program recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development.

1871 and The Chicago Entrepreneurial Center Name BMO Harris Bank as Corporate Champion at 12th Annual Momentum Awards
August 28, 2019 - 1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) announced Tuesday that it will name BMO Harris Bank as Corporate Champion at the 12th annual Momentum Awards. The Corporate Champion award recognizes a corporation or business that has made an impact through community-focused efforts throughout the Chicagoland area.

BMO’s Tony Tintinalli recognized on Crain’s Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executives list
August 7, 2019 - Crain's Chicago Business has recognized Tony Tintinalli, Regional president, Chicago North region, on their Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives list. Tony was recognized among 84 other top LGBTQ executives in Chicago for making an impact in the LGBTQ community, in our business and advancing workplace equality at BMO.

BMO’s sustainable fund declared Best Smaller Fund in 2019 by Money Observer
August 7, 2019 - A BMO Global Asset Management fund that is focused on sustainable investment has been recognized as the Best Smaller Fund in the Global Growth category for 2019. The Money Observer 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."

BMO’s Ann Marie Wright and Tracie Morris Recognized on Savoy Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America List
July 18, 2019 - Savoy Magazine, a national publication focused on African-American culture, recognized Ann Marie Wright, U.S. Chief Auditor, BMO Financial Group, and Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Financial Group, on their 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list.

Catherine Grosz named to DiversityPlus 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity
June 24, 2019 - BMO's award winning Supplier Diversity Program has received yet another accolade as Catherine Grosz, Manager, Supplier Diversity, was honoured as one of the 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus magazine.

Diversity is a core value at BMO and foundational to our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. Working with diverse suppliers is an integral part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our shareholders, our customers and communities alike.

BMO Financial Group Honoured with 2019 Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value from WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation
May 22, 2019 - BMO Financial Group today announced it has been recognized by WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation with the 2019 Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value.

The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) Visionary Award honours companies that are leaders in innovative approaches to building diversity and inclusion within their leadership teams and boards and demonstrate the strong financial performance benefits of diverse and inclusive workplaces.

BMO Recognized with Two Celent Model Bank Awards
April 18, 2019 – BMO today announced that it has won two Celent Model Bank Awards: Payment Services Hub Implementation for BMO Payment Hub; as well as an Innovation Enablement Award for BMO InnoV8, a digital acceleration initiative.

BMO Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the Second Year in a Row
March 14, 2019 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies.

BMO Private Bank Asia Honoured For Excellence In Wealth Planning
March 4, 2019 – BMO Private Bank Asia, part of BMO Wealth Management, has won the award for "Wealth Planning Team" at the WealthBriefingAsia Greater China Awards 2019. This is the fourth time BMO Private Bank Asia has been honoured by the global news service and media company.

BMO Global Asset Management ETFs and Mutual Funds Awarded for Outstanding Performance by Fundata
January 25, 2019 – BMO Global Asset Management had 15 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and mutual funds recognized for their performance at the annual Fundata FundGrade A+® Awards last night in Toronto

BMO Financial Group Named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index for Fourth Year in a Row
January 16, 2019 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth year in a row.

The Index recognizes companies committed to gender equality and inclusivity within the workplace and the community. Since 2017 the index has doubled in size and currently includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries.

BMO Wins Top Digital Innovation Award at 2018 Banking Technology Awards
January 10, 2019 – BMO today announced that it has won the Top Digital Innovation at the 2018 Banking Technology Awards for BMO QuickPay, a new, simple way for customers to pay their bills. BMO's QuickPay is currently in the pilot stage, with a public launch targeted for Fall 2019.

Five BMO Bankers Named to Crain’s “Notable Women in Commercial Banking” list
December 21, 2018 – Five BMO bankers are named to Crain’s “Notable Women in Commercial Banking” list. BMO was tied for the most representation of any bank in Chicago on this prestigious list – a testament to the diversity and strength of our commercial banking leadership team.

The honorees were:

  • Dawn Feenstra, Chief Operating Officer, N.A Commercial Banking ​
  • Kim Liautaud, Managing Director and Head, U.S. Commercial Real Estate
  • Leslie Anderson, SVP & Head, Treasury & Payment Solutions, U.S Metropolitan Banking​
  • Linda Haven, Managing Director I Financial Institutions
  • Jennifer Guidi, Managing Director, Market Manager

BMO named Learning Organization of the Year by Corporate Learning Week
December 19, 2018 – BMO is honoured to be named Learning Organization of the Year by Corporate Learning Week at the Corporate University Best-In-Class (C​UBIC) Awards​. The CUBIC Awards are globally recognized as one of the most prestigious independent award designations for innovative, creative and forward-thinking learning organizations.

BMO Recognized as a Canadian Mobile Banking Leader
November 29, 2018 – BMO today announced it has been recognized as a leader in mobile banking by Forrester in The Forrester Banking Sales Wave™: Canadian Mobile Sites, Q4 2018 report.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Canadian Bank for the Canadian Dollar for 8th Consecutive Year
November 29, 2018 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the eighth year in a row by FX Week.

BMO Financial Group's Pat Cronin and Maria Tihotchi Awarded by Women in Capital Markets
November 28, 2018 – BMO Financial Group today announced that Pat Croninand Maria Tihotchi were honoured by Women in Capital Markets (WCM) for leadership and high performance, respectively.

Two BMO Executives Named WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners
November 22, 2018 – For the third consecutive year, two BMO Financial Group executives have been recognized as WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.

  • Catherine Roche, Head of Marketing and Strategy
  • Claudette McGowan, Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience

American Banker names Team BMO “Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance” for ninth consecutive year
September 23, 2018 – American Banker has once again named our team of female leaders the 'Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance' for the 9th year in a row, recognizing our female leaders for their professional achievements and their impact on the banking and financial services industry.

BMO InvestorLine Ranked #1 in the J.D. Power 2018 Canada Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Study
September 13, 2018 – BMO Financial Group’s online trading platform, BMO InvestorLine, received the highest ranking in self-directed investor satisfaction according to the J.D. Power 2018 Canada Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Study.

BMO Financial Group Recognized as One of the Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies
September 6, 2018 – For the second year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces. BMO is the only Canadian bank ranked amongst the top 25 companies on the 2018 Thomson Reuters Global Diversity & Inclusion Index.

BMO one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in North America
September 4, 2018 – BMO has once again been recognized as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

Paul Dilda recognized on Crain’s Chicago Business’s first-ever Notable LGBTQ Executives list
August 28, 2018 – Crain's Chicago Business has recognized one of our fellow BMO Harris Bank colleagues on theirfirst-ever Chicago's Notable LGBTQ Executives list. Paul Dilda, Head of Retail Strategy, Products and Segments, was recognized among 87 other Chicago-based executives in multiple industries for not only his work within his line of business but also for demonstrating his involvement in advancing BMO's workplace equality.

BMO’s 200th interactive Annual Report earns top honours
August 8, 2018 – BMO Financial Group’s 200th interactive Annual Report garnered a Gold Award in the International Banks category. This award is presented by the 2018 ARC Awards International.

BMO’s campus recruiting website wins TalentEgg award
July 18, 2018 – BMO was recognized for Best Campus Careers Site by TalentEgg's National Campus Recruiting Excellence awards, beating out other leading companies such as Rogers Communications, Sunlife Financial and IBM for this honour.

Deepa Soni featured on Crain's Tech 50 list this year
July 18, 2018 – Deepa Soni, BMO Financial Group U.S. Chief Information Officer, has been recognized on this year's Crain's Tech 50 list of founders, leaders, technologists and mentors to know in Chicago's tech world. This year the Tech 50 list boasts one special difference from previous years: it's completely made up of women.

BMO Harris ranked among the top most reputable banks in the U.S.
July 4, 2018 – BMO Harris Bank ranked #2 among 40 leading U.S. banks in an Annual Bank Reputation survey by American Banker and the Reputation Institute.

BMO Financial Group Leaders recognized as 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions
June 27, 2018 – Two leaders from BMO Financial Group have been recognized for excellence in fostering inclusion for women as 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions. BMO is the only organization with two leaders honoured, and is the only financial institution with leaders honoured in 2018.

Simon Fish, General Counsel and Executive Diversity Champion, and Kona Goulet, Director of Inclusion, will be celebrated at the Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner to be held in October.

BMO Financial Group's Victor Tung One of Canada's Top 40 Under 40®
June 27, 2018 – BMO Financial Group, today announced that Victor Tung, Chief Information Officer, Corporate and International, has been named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40® for 2018.

BMO once again named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces
April 27, 2018 – BMO has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the third year in a row by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

The list was compiled based on a comprehensive evaluation of HR policies and procedures as well as employee input and responses to an anonymous survey that touched on key areas that make a great employer, including 'listening,' 'inspiring,' 'sharing' and 'thanking.'

BMO Capital Markets Named As Best Standardized FX Product Market Maker
April 25, 2018 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO) (TSX: BMO), has been named Best Standardized FX Product Market Maker by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS).

Darrel Hackett named to list of Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
March 20, 2018 – Savoy Magazine has once again recognized Darrel Hackett, Head, BMO Wealth Management U.S., to its 2018 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America listing which profiles African American executives, influencers and leaders impacting corporate America.

BMO Harris Bank receives Corporate Citizen Impact Award
March 14, 2018 – The Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) awarded BMO Harris Bank with the 2018 Corporate Citizen Impact Award. This award recognizes BMO's commitment to drive initiatives that champion the recruitment, development and advancement of women.

BMO Named One of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute
March 14, 2018 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

BMO honoured with a Spirit Award for employee engagement
January 26, 2018 – United Way Toronto & York Region honoured BMO with the 2017 Campaign Team & Engagement Spirit Award in the Major Banks category.

BMO Global Asset Management Recognized at Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards
January 26, 2018 – BMO Global Asset Management was honoured at last night's annual Fundata FundGrade A+ Awards in Toronto, where 19 BMO exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds were recognized for their 2017 performance.

BMO Financial Group Named to Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index for Third Year in a Row
January 22, 2018 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings for fiscal year 2016.

BMO Wins Top Honour for Corporate Reporting
December 8, 2017 – BMO Financial Group's corporate reporting program received top honours in the 2017 Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting program, which is presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPAC).

BMO InvestorLine Named Best Canadian Mobile Brokerage by Surviscor
November 30, 2017 – BMO InvestorLine has been named the 'Best Overall Mobile Discount Brokerage Firm in Canada' by Surviscor's Mobile Discount Brokerage scorCard.

BMO Capital Markets Named Best Canadian Bank for the Canadian Dollar
November 29, 2017 – BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), has been named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the seventh consecutive year by FX Week.

BMO Is Among Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures
November 23, 2017 – BMO Financial Group named by Waterstone Human Capital as a best-in-class Canadian company; recognized for the positive way it engages its employees.

BMO Executives Among WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women
November 22, 2017 – For the second year in a row, two outstanding leaders from BMO Financial Group have been named to WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women list: Christine Cooper and Joanna Rotenberg.

BMO Global Asset Management Wins in Multiple Categories at 2017 Lipper Fund Awards
November 9, 2017 – BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) was recognized at the 2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards, with seven BMO Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) claiming top honours.

BMO Named One of the Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies in the World
October 10, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been named one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces in the world. The bank is ranked 19th in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index.

BMO Financial Group Receives 2017 Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Award
August 3, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been named the winner of the 2017 Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Award. The award recognizes superior ESG ranking and corporate best practices as measured by the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Ratings.

Canada's Brightest Young Artists Celebrated in 15th Annual BMO 1st Art! Competition
August 3, 2017 – BMO Financial Group today announced the winners of its annual BMO 1st Art! competition. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the initiative recognizes visual arts excellence amongst post-secondary school students from across Canada.

BMO Financial Group Recognized as a 2017 Great Place to Work®
April 27, 2017 – BMO Financial Group has been recognized by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.

BMO Financial Group Wins 2017 Gender Equality Award
April 5, 2017 – BMO Financial Group was named a 2017 Gender Equality Award winner by the United Nations' Global Compact Canada Network at the Gender Equality Awards in Toronto on April 4.

Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Initiative Launches on International Women’s Day
March 8, 2017 – A transformational diversity and inclusion initiative launched today called Catalyst CEO Champions For Change. The effort, developed by Catalyst – a global thought leader and partner in accelerating the progress of women at work for more than 50 years – recognizes CEOs and senior leaders who support and drive diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

BMO, its Employees and Retirees Donate More Than $29 Million Across North America in 2016
February 14, 2017 – BMO honoured by United Way Toronto & York Region with 2016 Spirit Award

BMO Financial Group Wins 2017 Catalyst Award
February 1, 2017 – BMO Financial Group was named a 2017 Catalyst Award winner for its industry-leading work to accelerate diversity and inclusion in its workplace and for its strong commitment to gender equality.

Two BMO Global Asset Management Funds Named to Schwab Mutual Fund OneSource Select List(R) for Q1 2017
January 26, 2017 – BMO Global Asset Management today announced the inclusion of two funds in the Charles Schwab Mutual Fund OneSource Select List for the first quarter of 2017: the BMO Low Volatility Equity Fund (BLVAX) and the BMO TCH Corporate Income Fund (MCIYX).

BMO Financial Group Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index
January 25, 2017 – BMO Financial Group today announced that it is one of 52 firms recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index. The index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community support and engagement.

BMO Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for Fourth Straight Year
January 17, 2017 – For the fourth year in a row, BMO Financial Group has been named to the Global 100 - reinforcing its position as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

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Climate change

BMO is focused on being our clients’ lead partner in the transition to a net zero world.

Our approach

At BMO, our aim is a simple one: to lead by example. We’re always striving to catalyze positive change by bringing together partners with a common will to build a more sustainable society and environment.

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Business conduct

The way we conduct ourselves in the pursuit of our business objectives impacts our customers and other stakeholders, and it influences the amount of trust and confidence they have in us.