Category: Sustainable finance


Buildings and solar panels BMO collaborates with the UN on sustainable business tools

 

Sustainable finance

It’s more important than ever for organizations to integrate sustainability into business practices and procedures. At BMO, we make it a priority not only to ensure we’re doing this ourselves, but also to collaborate with global partners on these issues. A recent example is our work with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP […]

A cashier at the checkout wears a mask and gloves BMO Sustainability Podcast on Covid-19 and Sustainable Finance

 

Corporate social responsibility, Sustainable finance

BMO’s Sustainability Leaders podcast returns with a round table discussion on the COVID-19 crisis and how it’s putting a spotlight on sustainable finance. Host Michael Torrance is joined by BMO sustainability experts Manju Seal, David Sneyd and Jonathan Hackett to discuss the role that sustainable finance can play in our current environment. They explain why they feel it’s time for banks, […]

A hand pointing to a screen with data on it BMO helps World Bank raise $8 billion for global pandemic response

 

Response, Sustainable finance

With BMO Capital Markets acting as joint lead manager, the World Bank has issued a landmark USD $8 billion dollar, five-year sustainable development bond. It is the largest-ever U.S. dollar-denominated bond issued by a supranational organization – an international body with regulatory authority over its member states. Capital from the bond sale will help fund […]

Trees BMO Sustainability Leaders podcast on biodiversity and economic development

 

Sustainable finance

New on BMO’s Sustainability Leaders podcast, a discussion about biodiversity, and how it’s being lost at a rate unprecedented in human history. Guest Kai Chan, Professor from the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia talks about the implications for businesses – both in terms of their impacts on biodiversity, and their dependence […]

Swimming fish Stronger Bonds

 

Sustainable finance

This story is an excerpt from the BMO 2019 Sustainability Report. BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bonds is part of a broader commitment to creating investment opportunities within an ESG framework. To build a sustainable future, we need to start working today. And the challenge for many investors is how to […]

An array of solar panels with buildings in the background BMO Launches Suite of ESG ETFs to Support Responsible Investing

 

Sustainable finance

BMO Asset Management Inc. has announced the launch of seven ESG (environment, social and governance) ETFs, including the first balanced ESG ETF in Canada. The move strengthens our ability to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life by empowering customers to invest their savings in a sustainable way. “A recent BMO survey shows investors […]