BMO announces $12 Billion financing commitment towards affordable housing in CanadaRead the blog
BMO declares climate ambitionRead the blog
BMO works with Atlantic Packaging towards a sustainable futureRead the blog
BMO launches suite of ESG EFTs to support responsible investingRead the blog
BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bondsRead the blog
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BMO named to top ten of Canada’s best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate KnightsRead the blog
BMO helps World Bank raise $8 billion for global pandemic responseRead the blog
BMO releases first Impact Fund Disclosure applying IFC led Operating Principles for Impact ManagementRead the blog
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.