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BMO named among Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens for the 23rd consecutive year

BMO has been named to Corporate Knights’ ranking of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens for the 23rd consecutive year. BMO is the only major Canadian bank to be named in this year’s ranking.  

BMO has made the top 50 ranking every year since the inception of the award in 2002. This year, we received top-quartile scores in board gender diversity and racial diversity among executives. We also received a top-quartile Sustainable Revenue score, driven by our sustainable finance strategy.  

“We’re honoured to be ranked again among the top corporate citizens in Canada. It is a reflection of our steadfast commitment to build a thriving economy, sustainable future, and inclusive society.”

– Sharon Haward-Laird
General Counsel, Executive Sponsor for Sustainability, and Executive Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BMO

The Best 50 Corporate Citizens honourees were selected from among 335 eligible companies with revenues over $1 billion. Each is evaluated on a set of up to 25 environmental, social and governance indicators, relative to their industry peers and using publicly available information. 

BMO’s own operations have been carbon neutral since 2010. In 2021, BMO announced the launch of the BMO Climate Institute, as well as our Climate Ambition, with a focus on being our clients’ lead partner in the transition to a net-zero world. BMO’s sustainability leadership has been recognized on a number of other global rankings, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

For information on BMO’s Purpose and commitments to a sustainable future, visit our Sustainability Report and  Purpose,Climate and Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 pages. 

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