|Date joined:||21 May, 1993|
Founded in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, today BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified financial services organization. With total assets of $367 billion as of October 31, 2007 and almost 36,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.
We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada’s leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital MarketsTM, our North American investment and corporate banking division.
In the United States, clients are served through Harris, a major U.S. Midwest financial services organization with a network of community banks in the Chicago area and wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital MarketsTM, our North American investment and corporate banking division.
BMO and CSR
Conducting our affairs ethically and with integrity. Contributing to economic well-being. Providing what is important to employees: fairness, equality, diversity and opportunity. Encouraging environmental stewardship and partnering for healthy, resilient communities. That’s how we practice corporate responsibility at BMO. Why we do so is clear too. By being responsible to all whose lives are touched by our business, we ultimately do what’s in the best interest of our customers, employees, shareholders and communities.
Our approach involves:
– Delivering value to our customers.
– Creating opportunities for our employees.
– Generating greater rewards for our shareholders.
– Contributing to the well-being of the communities where we do business.
– Integrating respect for the environment into our business growth strategies and practices.
We report on the economic, social and environmental components of our corporate responsibility performance and activities based on the sustainability framework of the Global Reporting Initiative. In addition to the web site address listed above, information relating to corporate responsibility is published in our Annual Report, Proxy Statement and Corporate Responsibility Report & Public Accountability Statement.
BMO is also a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an ongoing effort to enhance the level and quality of carbon emissions disclosure from publicly traded corporations and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. In 2007, Macleans magazine ranked BMO in the top 10 socially responsible financial institutions in Canada.
Latest Corporate Responsibility report here.