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Whitney McWade

Director, Sustainability Strategy, Disclosure and Impact, BMO Financial Group
BMO is amping up its commitment to sustainability, and Whitney and Kelly play a leadership role in developing strategies to advance that goal. In 2021, BMO announced an ambition to be their clients’ lead partner in the transition to a net-zero world, and that starts internally. Led by Kelly, BMO is maintaining carbon neutrality in their energy use, matching 100% of global electricity usage with renewable sources, and working toward science-based operational emission reduction targets. BMO is also committed to targeting net-zero financed emissions in lending by 2050 and Whitney is laying the groundwork by quantifying financed emissions and setting emission reduction targets. The new BMO Climate Institute intends to help their clients transition their businesses to align with a net-zero world - and BMO’s exposure to carbon-related assets is dropping.