Michael Torrance is a passionate thought leader in corporate sustainability.
As Chief Sustainability Officer for BMO Financial Group, Michael leads strategy and implementation of sustainability governance, disclosure, engagement and innovation at the organization. Under his leadership, BMO has become a pioneer in environmental, social and governance issues among Canada's big five banks. Michael founded the BMO Climate Institute and the BMO Sustainability Leaders podcast focused on raising awareness of sustainability and business.
Prior to BMO, Michael was a partner at the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright where he led the development of global environmental, social and sustainability governance risk advisory practices.
Michael is a double alumnus of the University of Calgary graduating in 2002 with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Commerce in International Finance. He also holds a Juris Doctor and a Master or Laws from Osgoode Hall at York University.