We aspire to deliver sustainable returns for Clients and drive the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. To pursue our aspiration, we:
Priority Sustainable Development Goals: #7 Affordable and Clean Energy and #13: Climate Change.
$60.1 billion sustainable investment assets under management; targeting $20 billion in new investments from 2021-2025
Sun Life Canada’s Group Retirement Services business launched a proprietary ESG evaluation framework to help plan members and sponsors make informed decisions when it comes to sustainable investing
Along with other asset managers and asset owners, as participants1 in Climate Action 100+, we engage in collaborative discussion with top carbon-emitting companies
1 SLC Management and MFS are participating.
Our world is increasingly being challenged by ESG issues, from climate change to social inequality. Integrating ESG factors helps us manage sustainability risks in our investment portfolios. It also helps us identify opportunities. Research shows that the consideration of ESG criteria has a positive or neutral effect on financial performance.1
The pandemic has put a spotlight on sustainable investing. In particular, the focus is on how well companies are able to anticipate and react quickly to ESG issues.
1 Friede,G., Busch, T.,Bassen, A.. “ESG and Financial Performance: Aggregated Evidence from More than 2000 Empirical Studies”. Oct 2015.
Sun Life is an asset owner and global asset manager. We have the opportunity to invest in high impact assets and businesses contributing to a low-carbon and more inclusive economy. Our role also enables us to provide sustainable investing opportunities for Clients. We’re seeing a massive shift in the investment world. More and more, institutional Clients and the broader investment community are seeking sustainability-themed investments.
Read about our sustainability commitments in action: