BMO-led Sustainability and Social Bonds recognized by Environmental Finance’s 2022 Bond Awards
BMO supports launch of Export Development Canada’s new Sustainable Bond Framework
BMO proud to support first Government of Canada Green Bond transaction as joint-lead manager
BMO announces plan to partner with Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to accelerate climate innovation
BMO named North America’s most sustainable bank for third consecutive year
BMO ranked one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the world by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Six of Canada’s largest banks join United-Nations-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance
BMO announces $12 Billion financing commitment towards affordable housing in Canada
BMO releases first Impact Fund Disclosure applying IFC led Operating Principles for Impact Management
BMO declares climate ambition
BMO works with Atlantic Packaging towards a sustainable future
BMO launches suite of ESG EFTs to support responsible investing
BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bonds
BMO named to top ten of Canada’s best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights
BMO helps World Bank raise $8 billion for global pandemic response
BMO and EDC announce collaboration to introduce sustainable finance solutions for Canadian businesses
Banking on sustainability
BMO is a global leader in sustainable finance, offering individuals, businesses and governments innovative ways to align financial priorities with broader sustainability goals. We’ve made a bold commitment to mobilize $300 billion in capital to clients pursuing sustainable outcomes through green, social and sustainable lending, underwriting, advisory services, and investment. Through our sustainable finance activities, we seek to advance the positive social outcomes expressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as environmental outcomes that support the transition to a lower carbon economy.
We’re proud of our significant achievements, including acting as joint lead manager for the World Bank on a landmark US$8-billion sustainable development bond for pandemic relief, developing Canada’s first sustainability-linked commercial loan, and becoming joint bookrunner on only the third ever high-yield green bond for a wind and solar power utility in the U.S.
Addressing climate change through sustainable finance
BMO has been a leader on combatting climate change for decades, becoming the first carbon neutral bank in Canada in 2010, and 100% renewable electricity powered in 2020. BMO is also working diligently through sustainable finance to address the urgent issue of climate change. In partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, we’re building a transition strategy that focuses on social and economic outcomes alongside climate impacts.
Environmental and social risk management
BMO integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our financing and lending activities – mitigating risk while creating the conditions that drive a more sustainable future.
2022 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.