In Pursuit of Excellence and Growth

A stronger you makes us great 

In Pursuit of Excellence and Growth

As you grow, so do we. We believe in our employees potential. We also believe in doing our best to nurture them so that they can reach their full potential. 

That is why we designed and launched the Advancing High Performance program to enhance the fundamental leadership abilities of our director-level executives. The program proved to be an amazing success, with Sun Life receiving the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Excellence in Practice Award for Organizational Learning & Development. We also received an honorable mention in the Career Development category. The ATD awards are respected industry wide and are given to 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. 

To learn more about the program, including its delivery partnerships with Duke Corporate Education and Second City Works, please click here 

An Awarding Experience – Literally and Figuratively

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

In 2016, Corporate Knights listed Sun Life Financial among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. It was one of the six Canadian entities and the only North American insurance company to be included in the list.

The Global 100 is the world’s most prominent sustainability equity index. The rankings are based on the companies’ scores on key performance indicators including resource, employee and financial management, and supplier performance.

Most Trusted Brand™

For the eighth year in a row, Canadians voted Sun Life Financial as the most trusted life insurance company, according to the 2017 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand™ Survey. The Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of the Reader’s Digest, asked more than 4,000 Canadians to select the brand they trust the most across 40 product categories.

Forrester’s Canadian Life Insurance Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

Sun Life topped the first Canadian life insurance digital sales functionality benchmark by influential, research and advisory firm Forrester Research. We scored 75/100, compared with the industry average of 47/100, due to our ability to support Clients who prefer to buy online as well as those who prefer to work with an adviser.

Forrester rated’s life insurance experience on the basis of 35 criteria for desktops, tablets and mobile phones. It categorized the results under 3 stages: discover, explore and buy. We achieved a near-perfect score at the discover stage as our employees help Clients understand their life insurance needs by simplifying the sales process.

Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens

The Corporate Knights magazine has included Sun Life in its list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada once again. We were ranked 9th and were the only major life insurance company on the list. Sun Life has been included in 11 of the 15 annual lists published so far.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index – North America

Sun Life was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the 9th consecutive year in 2015. The index comprises 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.

Barron’s List of Top Mutual Fund Families

Sun Life’s investment subsidiary, MFS Investment Management, ranked 1st on Barron’s 2015 list of Top Mutual Fund Families on the basis of its five-year performance. It ranked 2nd on the basis of its 10-year performance and 5th for 1-year performance. This is the 8th consecutive year that Barron has included MFS in this list.

Corporate Governance: Globe and Mail’s Board Games

Sun Life ranked 1st in Globe and Mail’s business report, Board Games 2015. The report evaluated the boards of 234 companies and income trusts in the S&P/TSX composite index, as of 1 September 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.

Our Showstoppers

Brigitte Parent: Woman of Influence

Sun Life encourages women to be at the forefront of business. That is why, we felt very proud when Brigitte Parent, a senior leader in our Canadian business, was 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 journal listed the accomplishments of 50 of Canada’s most influential women in the life insurance industry.

Riza Mantaring: One of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the Philippines

Riza Mantaring, President and CEO of Sun Life Philippines, is another Sun Life executive who is at the top of the career ladder. She was recognized as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in the Philippines by the Philippine center for entrepreneurship, Go Negosyo. The center labelled her 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.