Giving Back

Creating and Sustaining 
a Better World

A Caring Environment Within and Without

Remember the adage ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’? A well-rounded employee is an asset. We believe that a workplace shouldn’t be only about work. We encourage our employees to do more when it comes to the environment and society. Their efforts are then backed by us in cash as well as kind.

Bringing solar-powered lights to remote Indian villages, donating to 845 charities (we matched our employees’ donations!), or creating an app to ensure fast, paperless claims – Sun Life has been instrumental in helping its employees become assets to the environment and society.

We have integrated sustainability into our business model and developed an enterprise-wide sustainability strategy approved by the Governance, Nomination and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors. Our International Sustainability Council comprises senior leaders from key functions and geographic regions and is instrumental in implementing this strategy across the company.

We Care About


We believe that putting the Client at the centre of all we do, and supporting our talent and culture, contributes to a resilient organization that is forward- thinking and built for the long term.


We are accountable for the impact of our operations on the environment, so we're taking even more steps to measure, manage and reduce that impact.


We believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help to build a positive environment for our Clients, employees, advisors and shareholders.

Governance and risk management

A well-run organization contributes to a stable operating platform for the company, and positions us to meet our obligations to stakeholders. Pro-active risk management and an embedded risk culture are essential to our long-term success.