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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 color
 

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
 
BMO celebrates Earth Day with new launch for cardholders

BMO celebrates Earth Day with new launch for cardholders

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Canela: Woman-led startup changing Hispanic media

Canela: Woman-led startup changing Hispanic media

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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 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 Harris Bank nears $20 million milestone for Black and Latinx small business lending program

BMO Harris Bank nears $20 million milestone for Black and Latinx small business lending program

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BMO Harris Bank earns top score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

BMO Harris Bank earns top score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

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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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BMO Harris Bank launches BMO Women in Business special purpose credit program across its full footprint

BMO Harris Bank launches BMO Women in Business special purpose credit program across its full footprint

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BMO helps fund college scholarships for Chicago students through $1 million donation to Hope Chicago

BMO helps fund college scholarships for Chicago students through $1 million donation to Hope Chicago

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Breaking language barriers

Breaking language barriers

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BMO Harris Bank earns a 100 on 2021 Disability Equality Index

BMO Harris Bank earns a 100 on 2021 Disability Equality Index

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BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees

BMO joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees

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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 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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BMO commits $5 billion to advance inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

BMO commits $5 billion to advance inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

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BMO inspires young leaders with Girls Belong Here

BMO inspires young leaders with Girls Belong Here

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New campaign and petition takes a stand for young women

New campaign and petition takes a stand for young women

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BMO Harris recognized by U.S. government for service to low- to moderate-income communities

BMO Harris recognized by U.S. government for service to low- to moderate-income communities

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BMO unveils new diversity and representation goals

BMO unveils new diversity and representation goals

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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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Social and Sustainability Bonds and COVID-19

Social and Sustainability Bonds and COVID-19

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BMO Harris expands availability of True Name™ for Mastercard

BMO Harris expands availability of True Name™ for Mastercard

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Building strong neighborhoods

Building strong neighborhoods

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Lifting Each Other Up: BMO Capital Markets celebrates diversity

Lifting Each Other Up: BMO Capital Markets celebrates diversity

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The I-Refi Program: Helping homeowners in Illinois

The I-Refi Program: Helping homeowners in Illinois

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Changing the Future of Women and Finances

Changing the Future of Women and Finances

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BMO announces early actions supporting $5 billion commitment to inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

BMO announces early actions supporting $5 billion commitment to inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

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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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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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For a thriving economy

For a sustainable future

For an inclusive society

Building a foundation of trust

Our practice areas include:
Business conduct 
Code of conduct 

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.

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