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BMO ranked among most sustainable companies on Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America

November 25, 2020 | Recognition

BMO ranks in the 91st percentile of banks globally on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – the highest among Canadian peers.  The DJSI is a set of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value.

The DJSI ranks companies’ sustainability performance across three dimensions – Governance & Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability. BMO earned the highest possible score in the areas of Customer Relationship Management, Financial Inclusion, Environmental Reporting and Social Reporting.  The bank was also recognized for strong performance in Human Capital Development, Talent Attraction and Retention, Information Security/Cybersecurity, and Corporate Governance.

“Sustainability is a key pillar of BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life and we are delighted to be recognized for the achievement,” said Simon Fish, General Counsel for BMO Financial Group and Chair of BMO’s Sustainability Council.  “Together with the Wall Street Journal’s recent ranking of BMO as one of the world’s most sustainably managed companies in the world, inclusion in the DJSI North America Index is an honour and a strong affirmation of our commitment to environmental and social sustainability now and in the future.”

BMO’s leadership on sustainability has been recognized on numerous rankings, including the Wall Street Journal’s 2020 list of the 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World, and Corporate Knights 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

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