Here at Sun Life, we take great pride in the accomplishments of our business operations and our employees worldwide. And we’re proud to see the results of our commitment to excellence around the world. Read on to see what our employees and businesses are achieving.

(Please note: Some of the links below will take you to the websites of external organizations or our international operations.)

November 2014

Sun Life recognized for corporate governance practices
Sun Life was ranked #2 in The Globe and Mail Report on Business' annual Board Games. The Report examined the boards of directors of 247 companies and income trusts in the S&P/TSX composite index as of September 1, 2014. The assessment and scores were based on questions about board composition including diversity policies and disclosure of term limits for directors, shareholding and compensation, shareholder rights and disclosure.

Read more about Board Games.

October 2014

Sun Life wins marketing and communications awards
Sun Life Financial Canada was recognized with 36 creative marketing and communications awards, including 10 Best of Show awards from the 2014 Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) Annual Awards Competition. The competition, judged by industry peers, honours the best insurance and financial services communications.

Read more about the IFCA awards.

September 2014

Brighter Life Indonesia wins IMA Outstanding Achievement Award
The Brighter Life Indonesia website won the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Outstanding Achievement Award in the category of ‘Financial Information.’ Launched in 2012, the website provides insights about money, health and family.

The awards were judged by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet. The IMC is a primary sponsor and governing body of the IMA and focuses primarily on the areas of web standards, accessibility, usability and privacy.

Read our news release.

Sun Life listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America
For the eighth consecutive year Sun Life has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - North America. The index represents the top 10-15% of the leading sustainability-driven companies in Canada and the United States. DJSI tracks the financial performance of companies based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. The indices are considered to be a benchmark of corporate sustainability and are used by investors as a tool to measure the effectiveness of companies’ sustainability strategies.

Read more about the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

August 2014

Sun Life executive named as a Woman of Influence
Brigitte Parent, Senior Vice-President of Individual Insurance & Wealth, has been selected as a Woman of Influence by The Insurance & Investment Journal. Brigitte was recognized for her leadership and contributions to the goal of providing financial security to Canadians.

The annual report highlights the accomplishments of 50 of Canada's most influential women in the life insurance industry.

Read more in The Insurance & Investment Journal.

June 2014

Sun Life Financial named one of Canada's best 50 corporate citizens
Corporate Knights magazine has included Sun Life in their list of the 2014 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For the ninth time in 13 years, we've been recognized as one of the country's top companies across resource, employee and financial management. The recognition is a testament to our ongoing focus and commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Read more about Sun Life's corporate responsibility programs.

Sun Life is the top-ranking life insurer in the Philippines
According to Philippines Insurance Commission data and based on premium income, Sun Life Philippines is the top-ranking life insurer in the country as of December 31, 2013. This is the third consecutive year we have achieved this ranking. Our growth in 2013 is attributed to our expansion programs, aggressive recruitment campaign, industry-leading agency and our successful bancassurance partnership with the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.

Read more about our operations in the Philippines.

Read our news release.

May 2014

Sun Life Financial wins most Trusted BrandTM award
For the fifth year in a row, Canadians have voted Sun Life Financial the “Most Trusted Life Insurance Company” according to the Reader's Digest 2014 Trusted Brands Survey. The Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of Reader’s Digest, asked Canadians to name the brand they trust most in 38 product categories, with trust continuing to play a major role in Canadian decision-making.

Learn more about the Reader's Digest 2014 Trusted BrandTM Award.

TM Trusted Brand is a registered trademark of Reader's Digest Association Canada ULC.

March 2014

Sun Life executive named as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Philippines
Riza Mantaring, President and CEO of Sun Life Philippines has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the Philippines by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, known as "Go Negosyo." Riza was acknowledged as a leading "intrapreneur" – a corporate executive with an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset.

Go Negosyo is a well-recognized organization that advocates entrepreneurship in the Philippines.

Read more about the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the Philippines.

Sun Life Financial named to Sustainly’s Social Media Sustainability Index 2013
Sun Life Financial has been recognized by Sustainly as a top 100 company for using social media channels to tell our sustainability and corporate social responsibility stories. Focusing on our global Twitter channel @sunlife and our Canadian Brighter Life Twitter channel @BrighterLifeCA, we were ranked 33 out of 100 companies on Sustainly's Social Media Sustainability Index 2013.

Sustainly is an organization that researches best practices and new trends in sustainability communication. Read more about Sustainly's Social Media Sustainability Index 2013.

January 2014

Sun Life Financial named one of the 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
Sun Life Financial is one of the 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, as selected by Corporate Knights. Sun Life Financial is one of only 13 Canadian companies across all industry sectors to make the Global 100, and this is the eighth year that Sun Life Financial has appeared on the list.

The Global 100 is the world’s pre-eminent sustainability equity index. The list consists of the 100 top-performing companies worldwide, based on a range of sector-specific sustainability metrics.

Read more about Sun Life's corporate responsibility programs.