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BMO Capital: Investing in the Future

As a leading financial services provider, BMO Capital Markets provides essential financial services including investment banking, treasury management as well as research and advisory services to corporate, institutional and government clients across both North America and throughout its global network. BMO Capital Markets is a member of the overarching BMO Financial Group, making BMO Capital Markets part of a diverse network of financial service providers. Therefore, it is no surprise that BMO Capital Markets plays a pivotal role in developing the North American financial sector toward success with the company’s central focus on integrity and excellence.  

As part of one of the largest and most diversified financial service providers in North America, BMO Capital Markets serves a vast array of industries including financial institutions, financial sponsors, food, consumer and retail, energy, energy transition, global metals and mining, power, utilities and infrastructure, healthcare, industrials, real estate, and technology. With such a wide variety of sectors that BMO Capital Markets provides essential financial advice to, highlights the wealth of industry-specific expertise that is available through the company’s global network of contacts. The role of BMO Capital Markets is to provide its clients with a throughout understanding of the current market trends and issues that could affect their respective industries, investments, or businesses. As of October 31st 2023, the total assets of BMO Financial Group equated to $1.3 trillion.  

Across BMO Capital Market’s network, teams of experts provide a full range of advisory services as well as industry-leading research, sales, and trading information to help its customers make the best financial decisions possible. The services offered by BMO Capital covers just about everything you can think of relating to financial advice including advisory, capital raising, carbon credit development and trading, global banks, global trade, institutional investing, investment product, market risk management, research and strategy, sustainable finance, and treasury services. 

To best serve its clients, a key focus for BMO Capital Markets is on the development and implementation of key economic research and corporate debt strategy which is widely recognised for its high quality and independence. With over 2,700 professionals in 35 locations around the world, you can be sure that with BMO Capital Markets you are receiving top-quality care from industry experts who want to help its clients to make the most of their investments.  

However, as the world moves ever more towards a future of sustainability, BMO Capital Markets has implemented a range of sustainable initiatives which saw it ranked as one of the most sustainable companies in North America according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. This is thanks to the company earning the highest possible score in customer relationship management as well as scoring highly in risk and crisis management, information security/cybersecurity, system availability, talent attraction & retention, materiality, occupational health and safety, emissions, human rights, and privacy protection.  

Sharon Haward-Laid, General Counsel at BMO Financial Group and Chair of the BMO Climate Institute commented in the press release announcing BMO Capital Markets are one of the most sustainable companies that “BMO’s commitment to sustainability is guided by its purpose, to boldly grow in business and in life, for our clients, colleagues and the communities we serve. Our purpose informs our strategy, drives our ambition, and reinforces our commitments to process for a thriving economy, a sustainable future and an inclusive society”. Haward-Laird’s comments here show how the award recognises the expansive and key role that BMO Capital Market plays in global markets thanks to the offerings and programs that are available to support the process for a more sustainable economy.  

As part of this drive to support progress for a more sustainable economy, BMO Capital Markets offers programs to continually develop towards a more sustainable economy. This included committing more than USD$40 billion to address key barriers faced by underserved groups in the US and supporting women business owners in Canada with a CAD$5-billion commitment. These kinds of funding projects highlight BMO Capital’s keen focus on establishing a more inclusive society through key programmes which result in a more sustainable economy.   

BMO Market Capital also announced a USD 3 million donation towards a leading non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives, which would provide solar systems for families and individuals across communities which are most affected by climate change. This focus on sustainability is key to BMO Capital Market as it remains a globally recognised leader for its push towards net zero across the industry. For BMO Capital Markets, it has already been carbon neutral throughout its operations since 2010, and in March 2021 it launched the BMO Climate Institute with a focus on being it’s a leading partner for its clients to aid in transitioning their businesses and the world towards net-zero.  

Overall, throughout BMO Capital Market’s operations its founding philosophy ‘Boldy Grow the Good in Business and Life’ is evident throughout its operations whether that be helping its customers to make the best financial decisions, or whether it be as a leading partner pushing all of the vast sectors that it operates in towards a future of carbon neutrality. This focus on driving positive change throughout all of its operations is why BMO Capital Market remains a leader in building a thriving economy, a sustainable future and an inclusive society throughout every aspect of its operations both in North America and across the globe.