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Recognition and partnerships

We’re proud to be recognized in our communities as a top employer.

We’re proud to be recognized in our communities as a top employer.


Sun Life U.S. is routinely recognized as a top employer for our inclusive culture and the work we do to support our communities.

  • Recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Recognized by the National Partnership for Women & Families as a company that is leading on leave in 2021.
  • Recognized by Energage as a Top Workplace USA employer in 2021. 
  • Recipient of 100% on the Human Rights Commission’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Workplace Equality” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

    Sun Life has also participated in numerous federal appellate amicus (friend of the court) briefs filed by employers in support of same sex marriage.
  • Recognized by The Boston Globe as a "Top Place to Work in Massachusetts" in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  • Recognized as one of Pensions & Investments "Best Places to Work in Money Management" in 2020
  • Recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as a “Best Company to Work for in Kansas City” in 2020
  • Recognized by Corporate Knights as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2017, 2018, 2018, 2020 and 2021
  • Recognized by Forbes as a "Best Employer in Massachusetts" in 2020
  • Recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Leadership Award from the Roxbury YMCA Board of Advisors for the work our Cross Cultural Continuum (C3) Inclusion Network (now Black Excellence Alliance) for their community support work, including on-site job shadowing and career guidance to inner-city youth.

Learn more about our Corporate Awards and recognition


We proudly support a number of community-based programs to improve the lives of individuals and families where we all live and work.

  • AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Asha-Jyothi
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)
  • BelongTo
  • Bentley Center for Women and Business
  • Bentley University FirstGen Presidential Fellow (FPF) program
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Boston Talent Compact/Boston Women’s Workforce Council 
  • Bottom Line
  • Cristo Rey Kansas City
  • EqualityMaine
  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders
  • Hispanic Development Fund
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • International Association of Black Actuaries
  • March of Dimes
  • Milan Cultural Association
  • NAAAP (National) & NAAAP Boston
  • NAACP (National)
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • New England Center for Children
  • NourishKC
  • Roxbury YMCA
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Spurwink
  • St Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Telugu Association of Greater Kansas City
  • The Roux Institute at Northeastern University
  • The Whole Person
  • Transgender Law Center
  • United Way 
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Group insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, MA) in all states, except New York. In New York group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing, MI). Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations.

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