BMO Corporate Social Responsibility

A group of people wearing masks in front of the mural outside BMO’s Lake Street branch in Minneapolis Juxtaposition Arts and BMO Harris Bank Create Mural of Hope & Unity

 

Community giving

Over the past several months, BMO partnered with local not for profits to create murals out of the plywood that was placed outside BMO Harris Bank branches damaged during the protests and acts of activism that took place across the country after the death of George Floyd. These murals were designed to bring the message […]

Sunrise BMO Reaches Goal to Match 100 Per Cent of Electricity Usage with Renewables

 

Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

BMO has announced it has reached an important milestone in its commitment to a sustainable future: it has met its 2020 goal, announced last April, to match 100 per cent of its electricity usage with electricity produced from renewable sources across global operations. This achievement includes investment in Renewal Energy Certificates from wind, solar and […]

Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón supports his Arizona community while BMO supports him

 

Diversity and inclusion, Response

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, BMO has been working hard to support our clients, helping them secure PPP loans and working with them on solutions for navigating the crisis. Dr. Victor Salazar-Calderón is one of those clients. Originally from Peru, he came to the United States in 1984. He was a practicing neurologist in his […]

Shopaholic description ex: "A self-confessed shopaholic, Diane loved looking for new clothes with her two daughters." New campaign and petition takes a stand for young women

 

Diversity and inclusion

For the month of October, as BMO celebrates International Day of the Girl (October 11) and works to foster a society with zero barriers to inclusion, a new campaign is shining a light on social conditioning and gender-based stereotypes in language that have negative connotations for women. BMO is encouraging consumers to take action through […]

Girls Belong Here logo BMO inspires young leaders with Girls Belong Here

 

Diversity and inclusion

As BMO celebrates International Day of the Girl on October 11, and works to foster a society with zero barriers to inclusion, we are marking our third year as lead sponsor of Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program. The Girls Belong Here program places young women in positions of leadership, power and influence for […]

CBA | Joe Belew Award BMO Harris recognized for innovative community development program

 

Community giving

The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) awarded BMO Harris Bank with the Joe Belew Award for its cornerstone role and recommitment to the United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Network Initiative. The 2020 Joe Belew Award is presented to the CBA member-bank with the most innovative and impactful community development programs. A record 14 entries were submitted this […]