BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

People working together BMO recognized as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity in the U.S.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

For the second year in a row, BMO has made Forbes Magazine’s list of the best employers for diversity in the United States. The Forbes list is a ranking of companies that are committed to cultivating cultures that encourage diversity and the support of all employees. This year, BMO was one of 29 banks that […]

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 […]

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 honor 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 […]

Dave Casper and BMO employees at Chicago Tower groundbreaking BMO breaks ground in Chicago

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

BMO has a long history of supporting economic development in the city of Chicago – a history that began when we first provided financing in the 1860s. Following the establishment of Harris Bank in 1882, we truly made our mark on the city when bank leaders founded the Chicago Community Trust. Established in 1915, the […]

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'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 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 […]

Bringing innovative, locally-focused and collaborative approach to building strong neighborhoods

 

Community Giving

As long-time partners, BMO and United Way have worked closely to address societal challenges. In that time, we’ve found that while every community is unique, lack of economic inclusion is a common issue affecting residents of many of North America’s large cities. More and more, we have seen that “the neighborhood you live in can […]



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