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17 April 2020

Report finds continued increase in fossil fuel financing by major banks despite calls for climate action

In March 2020, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published the Banking on Climate Change 2020 report. The report finds that 35 private-sector banks have provided USD $2.7 trillion for fossil fuel projects in the four years since the...

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2 April 2020

Bank of Montreal's response

Author: Bank of Montreal

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9 January 2020

Canada: Indigenous man and 12-year-old handcuffed at bank in suspected racial profiling incident; incl. comment from Bank of Montreal

Author: Angela Sterritt, CBC News

"Indigenous grandfather and 12-year-old handcuffed in front of Vancouver bank after trying to open an account", 9 January 2020...

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3 June 2019

Response by Bank of Montreal

Author: Bank of Montreal

...BMO’s activities are guided by our strategic priorities and sustainability principles of social change, financial resilience, community-building and environmental responsibility.  This includes reducing our environmental footprint while considering...

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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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8 March 2019

Equileap report shows Canadian companies are lagging behind global average on gender equality in the workplace

Author: Brenda Bouw, The Globe and Mail

"See how badly Canada’s top public companies score on gender equality – and why investors may pay the price", 8 March 2019...

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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26 September 2016

Ranking companies on diversity & inclusion - new index for investors

Author: Thomson Reuters (UK)

Thomson Reuters Launches D&I Index - Reveals Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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