BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

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 […]

November 11: A day of remembrance at BMO

 

Employee experience

Every year on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S., we remember and honour men and women who have served and continue to serve our countries to protect our freedom. “As a bank focused on supporting our military communities, Remembrance Day and Veterans Day hold extra significance at BMO,” says […]

BMO hosted a formal work experience program for A-level students in London, England BMO employees help London students achieve their career potential

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

In line with our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, BMO hosted a formal work experience program in London, England last month in partnership with the Brokerage, a charity that helps Londoners from state schools access experiences of work, employability skills and jobs in financial, professional and related services. Nine A-Level […]

Two people walking at a Pride parade and one is wearing a cape with Pride colors BMO Harris Bank first to offer True Name feature for debit cards

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Mastercard and BMO have announced that BMO will be the first bank globally to implement True NameTM on BMO Harris Mastercard Debit Cards in the U.S. The new offering will allow BMO Harris customers to use their chosen name on the front of their cards, without the requirement of a legal name change. For many […]

BMO, United Way and City of Toronto Champion Economic Opportunity BMO, United Way and City of Toronto champion economic opportunity

 

Community Giving

BMO, together with United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, has announced that the Greater Golden Mile area in Scarborough, Ontario, has been selected as the first to adopt a new approach to building inclusive local economic opportunity and stronger neighborhoods. Watch the video. This pilot follows extensive work over the last year […]

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

 

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 […]

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. […]

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 neighborhood. 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 […]



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