Our culture of excellence is reaping rewards

Take a look at the awards and recognition we are achieving.

Sun Life named one of the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Sun Life Financial is one of the 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, as selected by Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment research firm. Sun Life is one of only 6 Canadian companies included in the ranking, and one of only 2 North American insurance companies to earn a spot among the 2019 Global 100.1

Applying a data-driven approach, Corporate Knights assesses about 7,000 companies on a suite of up to 21 quantitative key performance indicators covering resource, employee and financial management, green revenue and supplier performance. Global 100 companies represent the top 1.3% in the world based on sustainability performance.

Read more about Sun Life's sustainability strategy and initiatives.


Sun Life Financial wins Most Trusted BrandTM award

For the 10th year in a row, Sun Life Financial was voted as “Most Trusted BrandTM of Life Insurance Company,” according to the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted BrandTM Survey in Canada. Sun Life has been a winner in this category since the award’s inception. Sun Life was also voted as “Most Trusted BrandTM of Health and Dental Insurance Company in 2019.”

The Ipsos Canada poll, conducted on behalf of Reader’s Digest, asked more than 4,000 Canadians to name the brand they trust most in 32 product categories.

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

Sun Life’s CEO named Canada’s Outstanding CEO for 2017

Our President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Connor was selected Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year® for 2017.

The Outstanding CEO program has been in place for more than 25 years, with the honoree chosen by an Advisory Board of top Canadian business leaders. The award honours both Dean and the success of Sun Life.

The Advisory Board noted Sun Life's successful global business strategy and financial performance under Dean’s leadership and the agenda of digital transformation and innovation he has set to create better experiences for our Clients around the world.

Sun Life Philippines leader recognized for talent management excellence

The latest honour for Sun Life Philippines CEO and Country Head, Riza Mantaring, is the 2017 Asia Talent Management Award, presented as part of the Asia Business Leader Awards organized by global business news network CNBC. Riza was recognized for her commitment to employee development, from highly successful leadership development programs to hands-on mentoring of high-potential employees in the Philippines where Sun Life is the longest-standing and one of the largest life insurance company.

Sun Life Financial named one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens

Corporate Knights magazine has once again included Sun Life on its list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The 2017 edition places Sun Life No. 10th overall, our 2nd consecutive year in the top 10. Sun Life has appeared on the annual ranking 12 of the 16 years since its inception.

To learn more about Sun Life’s work in sustainability and how we are helping make life brighter around the world, check out our latest Sustainability report.

Sun Life recognized for leading-edge leadership development

We’re extremely proud that Sun Life has received the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Excellence in Practice Award for Organizational Learning & Development for our Advancing High Performance program. We also received an honourable mention in the Career Development category. The ATD awards are widely respected and recognize programs that meet a demonstrated need, showcase best-in-class design principles, align with other talent strategies in an organization, and deliver sustained, clear and measurable results.

At Sun Life, we are committed to offering Employees at all levels opportunities to grow and develop. Advancing High Performance immerses leaders at the Director level in a hands-on program to sharpen their fundamental leadership abilities. It enhances the way they think and act so they can foster our high-performance culture in their teams. Continuous development - it’s one of the keys to our success today and tomorrow.

For an in-depth look at the program, including its strong design and delivery partnerships with Duke Corporate Education and Second City Works, read "Lessons that last" in the December 2016 issue of Dialogue magazine.

Sun Life ranks #1 in Forrester's November 2016 Canadian Life Insurance Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

In the first Canadian life insurance digital sales functionality benchmark by influential, research and advisory firm Forrester Research, Sun Life proudly took the top spot. Our score of 75/100 outperformed the industry average score of 47/100, thanks to our ability to support the needs of both Clients who prefer to buy online and Clients who prefer to work with an advisor.

Forrester rated Sunlife.ca's Life insurance experience using 35 criteria on desktop, tablet and mobile, and categorized the results in 3 stages: discover, explore and buy. We achieved a near-perfect score at the discover stage, where we help Clients think through their life insurance needs, and we earned the top score for our ability to simplify the sales process.

Sun Life listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America

In 2015, for the 9th consecutive year, Sun Life was listed on the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM North America Index. The index represents the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.

MFS among top Fund Families of 2015 in Barron's ranking

Sun Life investment subsidiary MFS Investment Management won top honours in Barron's 2015 ranking of Top Mutual Fund Families, placing 1st for 5-year performance. It ranked 2nd for 10-year performance and 5th for 1-year performance. It is the 8th consecutive year that Barron's has recognized MFS.

Sun Life recognized for corporate governance practices in 2015

Sun Life was ranked #1 in the Globe and Mail Report on Business' 2015 Board Games. The report examined the boards of directors of 234 companies and income trusts in the S&P/TSX composite index as of September 1, 2015 to assess the quality of their governance practices. The assessment and scores are based on questions about board composition, including diversity policies and disclosure of term limits for directors, shareholding and compensation, shareholder rights and disclosure.

Exemplary Governance and Risk Management is one of the 4 key pillars of our sustainability strategy.

Brighter Life Indonesia wins 2014 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.