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2021 BMO podcast roundup!

December 22, 2021 | Culture, Customers

Want to learn something new or revisit a past favourite?

From the role of finance and banking in the battle against climate change to exploring how to pivot your business for the future, we’ve rounded up a selection of our top podcasts from 2021! If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe, rate and leave a review to help encourage others to listen as well.

Sustainability Leaders: Dan Barclay & Hiro Mizuno Discuss the Green Revolution
On this special episode of Sustainability Leaders, Dan Barclay, Chief Executive Officer & Group Head, BMO Capital Markets is joined by Hiro Mizuno, Special Envoy of U.N. Secretary-General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments to discuss the role of finance and banking in the battle against climate change and the transition to a low carbon world.

Business Unplanned: Season 2, Episode 10: Business As Usual in a Post-Pandemic Economy
Many businesses have failed during the pandemic, but others have found new ways to succeed and grow. This episode explores how you can stay ahead of digital trends to allow your business to adapt and find new ways to access your customers. Knowing how to pivot and strategize to “pandemic proof” your business in the future is vital to succeeding, even during hardships your business is facing.

Bold(h)er: The Art of Connecting with Creators and Communities
Bold(h)er host Lisa Bragg is joined by Isabelle Fish, an entrepreneur who champions artisans and the stories that emerge from their work. Lisa and Isabelle talk about life’s transitions and the journeys that await women heading into the next chapter of mid-life and beyond.

Sustainability Leaders: EMpowering an Inclusive Economic Recovery
Sustainability Leaders’ special guest host Eric Smith, Vice-Chair of BMO Harris Bank is joined by Shelley Stewart III, a Partner at McKinsey & Company and one of the leaders of their Institute for Black Economic Mobility, and Andrea Zopp, a Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue. They discuss the how minority communities and businesses were disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps needed for an equitable recovery, the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors and more!

Sustainability Leaders: Two-part series on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Kona Goulet, Head, Indigenous Equity & Inclusion at BMO is joined by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Professor in Native Studies and Head of the Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba to discuss the history of Indigenous communities and residential school system.
Part 1 & Part 2

Sustainability Leaders: Why Now is the Time to Improve Disability-Inclusion Practices
On this podcast, Paulette Jagers, Managing Director of Strategic Talent Initiatives at BMO, Jason Brommet, Head of Modern Work and Security Business at Microsoft, and Leslie Anderson, Global Head of Employee Tech Experience and U.S. Chief Technology, Resiliency and Experience Operations Officer at BMO discuss why it is essential for employers to come from a place of empathy and work in partnership with their employees to dissolve barriers to inclusion.

Bold(h)er: Lift as you climb
The higher up you go on the professional ladder, you’ll find fewer women. It’s often seen that women are forced to compete against each other for limited roles or a seat at the table. Instead, Jan Campbell and Betty Hines suggest women leaders need to come together to collaborate, strategize grieve and celebrate. And, when you’re at that table, look around to see whose voice needs to be added.

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