Sustainability stories

Our stories of impact

Showcasing our sustainability work and commitments in action.

Our stories of impact

Showcasing our sustainability work and commitments in action.

Latest stories

March 29, 2022

Net zero by 2050: Taking action to stay within 1.5°C

2021 was a pivotal year for climate action, with the Glasgow Climate Pact reached by nearly 200 nations. At Sun Life, we announced our own ambitious new goal: to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. 

March 29, 2022

Spotlight on inclusion: An opportunity and an obligation to do more

The devastating racial injustices we witnessed in 2020 proved to be a catalyst for meaningful conversations around racism, bias and equity. As an employer, we took a deep look at ourselves and decided to make changes. 

March 29, 2022

Helping Clients navigate the health-care journey

Finding and accessing the right healthcare can be a daunting task. Sun Life’s new Health Navigator powered by PinnacleCare makes it easier by giving Clients one-on-one support and guidance. 

March 29, 2022

Financing positive impact: Supporting treatment for opioid abuse and addiction

Sun Life is a lender to one of the largest opioid treatment providers in North America serving approximately 67,000 people daily. It’s part of our commitment to funding projects and companies that positively impact people, communities and the planet. 

March 29, 2022

How Sun Life is leading the way in protecting privacy rights  

Before launching any product, service or initiative at Sun Life, we conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to proactively address any privacy risks. This helps us ensure Clients’ privacy rights are protected from the start. 

March 29, 2022

Client spotlight: Demonstrating care in times of financial stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial difficulties for many people, including Sun Life Clients like Abraham. By being flexible and providing the right support, we’ve helped him and others through this incredibly challenging time. 

March 29, 2022

Investing in Canada’s Black communities

Canada’s Black communities have traditionally been some of its most underfunded and underserved. We’ve partnered with the Foundation for Black Communities to start addressing this imbalance.

March 29, 2022

Words matter: Communicating in ways our Clients can understand

Too often in the financial system, consumers face overly-complex information and documents. We wanted to change that for anyone interacting with Sun Life. 

September 30, 2021

Our Diversity Actions and Commitments in Indigenous Communities in Canada

These are some of the actions we’ve taken and the commitments we’ve made to support our colleagues and Indigenous communities in Canada.

August 20, 2021

Opportunity knocks for Sun Life and our employees through in-house talent marketplace

Providing ways for employees to achieve their full potential is key to talent sustainability. Our internal “gig” marketplace offers an easy way for our employees to try out new roles and grow their skills at Sun Life.  

February 12, 2021

New residential community for affordable housing

Sun Life and The Daniels Corporation signed a public-private partnership agreement with WoodGreen Community Services and the City of Toronto to integrate long-term, affordable, rental living for single mothers in their newest multi-family residential development. This innovative model helps to address Toronto’s high need for affordable housing and improve the wellbeing of people and communities where we live and work.

July 22, 2020

Making sustainable investing easier for group retirement Clients

Sun Life’s Group Retirement Services (GRS) launched its proprietary Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) evaluation framework for its core investment platform of 23 investment managers and over 140 investment options. This new framework will be instrumental in helping plan sponsors and members make informed decisions when it comes to sustainable investing. Sustainable investing is one of three core pillars of Sun Life’s new sustainability plan.