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Our impact

BMO’s Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, informs our strategy, drives our ambition, and reinforces our commitment to double the good. It’s how we are driving progress for our colleagues, customers and communities.

Double the Good

For a thriving economy

doubling our support to address key barriers faced by women-, minority- and small business owners doubling our support to address key barriers faced by women-, minority- and small business owners


to address key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families in the United States

year over year growth in Indigenous Banking, with a total value of $6.5B

For a sustainable future

an industry-leading approach to drive climate change solutions and sustainable outcomes an industry-leading approach to drive climate change solutions and sustainable outcomes


in capital to clients pursuing sustainable outcomes through green, social and sustainable lending, underwriting, advisory services, and investment

Net zero financed emissions in our lending by 2050

For an inclusive society

zero barriers to inclusion for our colleagues, customers and communities, for a more equitable future for all zero barriers to inclusion for our colleagues, customers and communities, for a more equitable future for all


More than 40% of senior leaders are women—and that’s been true for the last six years

More than 20% of senior managers in U.S. are people of colour

 

2021

$66.3 million
in community giving
$23.5 million
donated by employees through
our annual Giving Campaign
$66.3 million
in community giving
$23.5 million
donated by employees through
our annual Giving Campaign
 
Forbes names BMO Harris Bank one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth year in a row

Forbes names BMO Harris Bank one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth year in a row

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BMO proud to support first Government of Canada Green Bond transaction as joint-lead manager

BMO proud to support first Government of Canada Green Bond transaction as joint-lead manager

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BMO supports launch of Export Development Canada’s new Sustainable Bond Framework

BMO supports launch of Export Development Canada’s new Sustainable Bond Framework

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BMO is first Canadian financial institution to launch True Name™ by Mastercard

BMO is first Canadian financial institution to launch True Name™ by Mastercard

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BMO named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth year in a row

BMO named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth year in a row

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BMO supports women entrepreneurs in Canada with $5 billion in capital

BMO supports women entrepreneurs in Canada with $5 billion in capital

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BMO announces $200,000 donation to Red Cross to support Ukraine relief efforts

BMO announces $200,000 donation to Red Cross to support Ukraine relief efforts

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BMO for black entrepreneurs offers $100 million in loans to help black-led businesses

BMO for black entrepreneurs offers $100 million in loans to help black-led businesses

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BMO and Government of Ontario contribute to Big Steps to Success program with $5 million investment

BMO and Government of Ontario contribute to Big Steps to Success program with $5 million investment

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BMO announces plan to partner with Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to accelerate climate innovation

BMO announces plan to partner with Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to accelerate climate innovation

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BMO included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for seventh year in a row

BMO included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for seventh year in a row

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BMO named North America’s most sustainable bank for third consecutive year

BMO named North America’s most sustainable bank for third consecutive year

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Six of Canada’s largest banks join United-Nations-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Six of Canada’s largest banks join United-Nations-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance

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BMO Releases Wîcihitowin: Our First Annual Indigenous Partnerships and Progress Report

BMO Releases Wîcihitowin: Our First Annual Indigenous Partnerships and Progress Report

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Giving with intention: $600,000 to advance Truth and Reconciliation

Giving with intention: $600,000 to advance Truth and Reconciliation

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Phyllis Webstad and the orange shirt

Phyllis Webstad and the orange shirt

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Part 1: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Part 1: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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Part 2: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Part 2: Understanding the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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BMO’s 17th annual Equity Through Education Trading Day raises C$1.6 million to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

BMO’s 17th annual Equity Through Education Trading Day raises C$1.6 million to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

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Project Māmū: Coming together for community

Project Māmū: Coming together for community

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BMO donates $500,000 to organizations responding to tragic events in Afghanistan

BMO donates $500,000 to organizations responding to tragic events in Afghanistan

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BMO commits $100,000 to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

BMO commits $100,000 to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

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BMO announces $12 Billion financing commitment towards affordable housing in Canada

BMO announces $12 Billion financing commitment towards affordable housing in Canada

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BMO expands grant program for women-owned businesses

BMO expands grant program for women-owned businesses

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BMO’s Indigenous Advisory Council: setting the framework for reconciliation

BMO’s Indigenous Advisory Council: setting the framework for reconciliation

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BMO donates to support mental health in the Muslim community in response to tragic event in London, ON

BMO donates to support mental health in the Muslim community in response to tragic event in London, ON

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BMO named to Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens ranking by Corporate Knights

BMO named to Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens ranking by Corporate Knights

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BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees

BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees

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Training the next generation of leaders in the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence

Training the next generation of leaders in the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence

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BMO declares climate ambition

BMO declares climate ambition

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BMO among first Canadian banks to sign UN Principles for Responsible Banking

BMO among first Canadian banks to sign UN Principles for Responsible Banking

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An interview with Barney Williams, Jr., Elder and residential school survivor

An interview with Barney Williams, Jr., Elder and residential school survivor

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From crisis to resilience: The rise of corporate ESG

From crisis to resilience: The rise of corporate ESG

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Siksika Nation: Planning for Seven Generations

Siksika Nation: Planning for Seven Generations

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BMO Capital Markets Celebrates Diversity

BMO Capital Markets Celebrates Diversity

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Changing the Future of Women and Finances

Changing the Future of Women and Finances

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BMO works with Atlantic Packaging towards a sustainable future

BMO works with Atlantic Packaging towards a sustainable future

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BMO and EDC announce collaboration to introduce sustainable finance solutions for Canadian businesses

BMO and EDC announce collaboration to introduce sustainable finance solutions for Canadian businesses

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A Message From Our CEO

In 2021, as the world continued to respond to the ongoing pandemic, we stayed true to our Purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. Guided by our bold commitments to a thriving economy, a sustainable future and an inclusive society, we are addressing the most urgent economic, environmental and social challenges of our day.

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Thriving Economy

For a thriving economy

Sustainable Future

For a sustainable future

Inclusive Society

For an inclusive society

Building a foundation of trust

2021 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.

Download BMO's 2021 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement 


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