Category: Corporate social responsibility

Five BMO Harris employees BMO’s barrier-breaking pro bono work with the records expungement clinic


Corporate social responsibility, Employees who inspire

Breaking down barriers and fighting the effects of systemic racism in the communities where we live and work can start with expunging convictions standing in the way of access to better opportunities. Recently, 10 lawyers from our Legal & Regulatory Compliance (LRC) group volunteered at Legal Aid Chicago’s record expungement clinic as part of Financial […]

Sunrise BMO Reaches Goal to Match 100 Per Cent of Electricity Usage with Renewables


Corporate social responsibility, Environmental stewardship

BMO has announced it has reached an important milestone in its commitment to a sustainable future: it has met its 2020 goal, announced last April, to match 100 per cent of its electricity usage with electricity produced from renewable sources across global operations. This achievement includes investment in Renewal Energy Certificates from wind, solar and […]

Children playing in the Madison Heights community playground in Avondale, Arizona. BMO provided construction loans for this public housing community BMO Harris recognized by U.S. Government for service to low- to moderate-income communities


Corporate social responsibility, Financial inclusion

BMO Harris Bank has received an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating for our work during the 2017-2019 exam period, placing it among the top 8 percent of U.S. banks. CRA is a federal regulation that encourages banks to meet the needs of entire communities through lending, investment and service, paying special attention to those […]

Students creating a mural BMO continues to spread the word of unity and hope with new mural


Community giving, Corporate social responsibility

Earlier this summer, BMO invited Chicago students to transform the plywood covering BMO Harris Bank’s main Chicago branch during protests into beautiful works of art that communicate unity and hope. Two Chicago not-for-profits – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Lives and After School Matters – created murals that returned to BMO’s main branch windows as a […]

Hands holding hands BMO Announces Next Steps in Eliminating Racial Injustice


Corporate social responsibility, Diversity and inclusion

BMO has announced next steps in our commitment to a society with zero barriers to inclusion by working to eliminate racial inequities across the organization and the financial services industry. A variety of initiatives are now underway to address gaps that are impacting Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) employees, customers, and communities. Direct […]

Dave Casper stands in front of the mural with three school children Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change


Community giving, Corporate social responsibility, Diversity and inclusion

“Art can tell stories and change narratives,” says Suzette Bross, Executive Director of CPS Lives. “This mural is an expression of giving back to the community and showing the good in humanity.” In June 2020, a group of Chicago students transformed the temporary plywood used to cover BMO Harris Bank’s main branch during protests into […]