Sustainable finance


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At BMO we are committed to a sustainable future. We incorporate environmental and social considerations into our business activities, corporate reports and risk management activities, and we draw on our deep expertise to advise our clients on risks and opportunities associated with sustainable finance activities.


BMO declares climate ambition

BMO declares climate ambition

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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 launches suite of ESG EFTs to support responsible investing

BMO launches suite of ESG EFTs to support responsible investing

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BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bonds

BMO’s collaboration with the World Bank on sustainable development bonds

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Sustainability Leaders

Sustainability Leaders

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BMO named to top ten of Canada’s best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights

BMO named to top ten of Canada’s best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights

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BMO helps World Bank raise $8 billion for global pandemic response

BMO helps World Bank raise $8 billion for global pandemic response

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BMO releases first Impact Fund Disclosure applying IFC led Operating Principles for Impact Management

BMO releases first Impact Fund Disclosure applying IFC led Operating Principles for Impact Management

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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.


Sustainable products

BMO supports our clients by structuring products that align with their sustainability objectives – as well as those of broader society.

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Supporting sustainable companies

We provide meaningful support to clients focused on environmental, social and economic goals.

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Shareholders

Impact Investing

Impact investing is rapidly gaining relevancy as investors are showing increased interest in investing in funds that can not only generate strong returns, but can also make a positive social contribution, aligning with their personal values.

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Responsible Lending

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.

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BMO's 2020 Sustainability Report and Public Accountability Statement

2020 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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