Our sustainability ambition is to maximize our positive impact on society and the environment over the long-term, while creating value and competitive advantage for our business. That’s why at Sun Life, being ‘sustainability driven’ matters deeply. It’s a cornerstone of our Client Impact strategy (part of our corporate strategy) and we believe it's essential to our long-term business success.
Our Sustainability Plan is our compass on this important journey. Anchored to our Purpose, our Sustainability Plan has three pillars which represent the areas where we have the greatest opportunity to drive positive impact in society, while creating competitive advantage for Sun Life: increasing financial security, fostering healthier lives and advancing sustainable investing. These efforts build from our foundation of operating as a trusted and responsible business. Across all these areas we’re increasing our investments and expanding our efforts to deliver meaningful sustainability action.
Sun Life supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our work is aligned to the following SDGs where we believe we can have the greatest impact. These are:
Through our sustainability plan, we’re focused on the 12 environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics that our stakeholders identify as most important for us to act on. These topics are determined through a regular materiality assessment, in which we consult our stakeholders and analyze the evolving ESG landscape. The results guide Sun Life’s sustainability efforts, ensuring that we act and report on the right topics.
Learn how we’re managing each of our material topics:
Read about our sustainability commitments in action.