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BMO Financial Group 2013 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and Public Accountability Statement Now Available Online
BMO Financial Group 2013 Environmental, Social and
Governance Report and Public Accountability Statement
Now Available Online
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 6, 2014) - BMO Financial Group
(TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) has published its 2013 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report
and Public Accountability Statement (PAS).
The report outlines the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that matter most to our
business and our stakeholders and includes the Public Accountability Statements for Bank of
Montreal and Bank of Montreal Mortgage Corporation as required under the Canadian Bank Act.
Click here to download the report.
In 2013 BMO achieved success on a number of important fronts:
We introduced multi-year goals and initiatives for each business group with respect to the
representation of persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, minorities and women in the
BMO helped raise approximately $1.8 billion of equity and debt in the capital markets for entities
active in renewable energy across North America
BMO provided more than US$536 million in community development loans to support economic
development, community service and quality affordable housing for low- to moderate-income
families in the United States
We contributed more than $56 million in donations to non-profit organizations across North America
BMO has maintained its carbon neutral status since 2010
"As one of the largest financial institutions in North America, we have the responsibility to make a
positive difference in the lives of our customers and our communities," said Simon Fish, General
Counsel and Chair, BMO Sustainability Council. "The choices we make as a corporation affect the
lives of our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. We are committed to working
with all of our stakeholders - to listen, discuss and develop an understanding of the issues that are
important to them - and then to act on this understanding to enhance our business practices as
needed. This collaborative approach gives us a competitive edge and helps us achieve our vision to
be the bank that defines great customer experience."
BMO has earned a position on several key sustainability indices such as: Dow Jones Sustainability
North America Index, Jantzi Social Index, and FTSE4Good Series Index.
BMO is also included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World,
Maclean's/Sustainalytics list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada and
Corporate Knights Magazine's Best 50 Corporate Citizens.
These honours signal to us that we are making important positive change on a global level while
being clear about our intentions through transparency.
BMO's Corporate Responsibility Report, a companion piece to the ESG Report/PAS is available on
our website at: www.bmo.com/corporateresponsibility.
About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO) is a highly diversified financial
services provider based in North America. With total assets of $593 billion and approximately 45,500
employees as at January 31, 2014, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth
management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers.
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