Our sustainability plan

Our sustainability ambition is to maximize our positive impact and ensure the resiliency of our organization, in support of our Purpose of helping Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. That’s why at Sun Life, being sustainability driven matters deeply and is a core part of our enterprise strategy.

We aim to create competitive advantage and differentiation for our business through the following focus areas of our Sustainability Plan:

  • increasing financial security
  • fostering healthier lives
  • advancing sustainable investing
  • building resilience to climate change

These efforts build from our foundation of operating as a trusted and responsible business. We aspire to be a responsibly-managed business that is Client-focused, Purpose-driven, forward-thinking and sustainable for the long term.

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Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

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:

#3 Good health & well-being
#5 Gender equality
#7 Affordable and clean energy
#8 Decent work and economic growth
#13 Climate action

Advancing our sustainability plan

Financial security

We aspire to increase the lifetime financial security of our Clients, employees and communities. We’re increasing access to and use of insurance and wealth products, and empowering and educating people to improve financial security outcomes.

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Healthier lives

We aspire to improve health and wellness outcomes for Clients, employees and communities. We're improving access to and use of health insurance and health care, and empowering people to navigate and manage their health journey to improve health outcomes. Our investments in community health complement these efforts.

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Sustainable investing

We aspire to deliver sustainable returns for Clients. We manage assets with material environmental, social and governance factors embedded in our investment processes, offer our Clients sustainable investing opportunities and invest our own assets to support a low-carbon and more inclusive economy. 

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Trusted and responsible business

We aspire to be a responsibly-managed business that is Client-focused, competitive, forward-thinking and sustainable for the long term. From expanding our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, to ensuring our Clients and employees feel valued, we’re building on our long-standing sustainability practices and achievements.

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