Sustainability principles

BMO is dedicated to pursuing growth in a responsible and sustainable manner. Our sustainability principles sit alongside our strategic priorities and represent the inextricable connection between financial performance and corporate responsibility. Our success as a business depends on meeting our commitments to our community and our planet, our employees and our customers. Where they connect is the source of sustainable growth.

Our strategic framework

Our vision

To be the bank that defines great customer experience.

Strategic priorities

The clearly defined statements of purpose that guide the bank’s long-term decision-making as we deliver on our vision.

Drive leading growth in priority areas by earning customer loyalty.

Simplify, speed up, and improve productivity.

Harness the power of digital and data to grow.

Be leaders in taking and managing risk, consistent with our overall risk appetite.

Activate a high-performance culture.

Sustainability principles

The guidelines we follow as a responsibly managed bank consider social, economic and environmental impacts as we pursue sustainable growth.

Social change
Helping people adapt and thrive by embracing diversity and tailoring our products and services to meet changing expectations.

Financial resilience
Working with our customers to achieve their goals, and providing guidance and support to underserved communities.

Community building
Fostering social and economic well-being in the places where we live, work and give back.

Environmental impact
Reducing our environmental footprint while considering the impacts of our business.

We balance our commitments to all stakeholders as we pursue our business strategy and strive to fulfill our broader social responsibilities.


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BMO CEO Darryl White addresses corporate responsibility, our values, sustainability and BMO’s commitment to give back to the communities we serve.

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Community Impact Review

An at-a-glance view of our Community Reinvestment-related activities in the United States.

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Factsheet: Corporate Responsibility

An at-a-glance view of our corporate social responsibility performance in the United States.

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Factsheet: Diversity and Inclusion

An at-a-glance view of Diversity and Inclusion data, initiatives and recognition at BMO.

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2019 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement

2019 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement

BMO’s latest Sustainability report outlines key environmental, social and governance areas of interest to our stakeholders and discloses our performance in these areas.

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Our governance framework and practices support ethical conduct, sound decision-making and compliance with the laws and standards that apply to us.

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