Sustainable investing is one of three core pillars of Sun Life's corporate sustainability plan. This plan also prioritizes financial security and healthier lives. 

Sustainable investing is an approach that considers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in the investment process. Sustainable investing is an opportunity for governments and corporations to reshape the future in a more powerful way.

We’re proud to be the first Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) provider to offer a proprietary ESG evaluation framework. This framework will help plan sponsors (and members) make sense of sustainable investing.


Sustainable Investing educational campaign for members. Helping members understand what ESG is and how managers integrate ESG factors into their investment process.

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Our sustainable investment philosophy focuses on three beliefs:

  • Sustainable investing can improve the long-term returns,
  • Incorporating ESG factors helps manage risks and identify opportunities, and
  • Engagement is more powerful than divestment.

Consideration of the environmental impact of business operations. 


Building a diverse and innovative workforce, and cultivating positive relationships and reputations.


Risk management to ensure sound business decisions, compliance with the law and meeting stakeholder needs.

  • Climate change
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Water resources and pollution
  • Energy resources and management

  • Human rights
  • Political freedoms
  • Treatment of employees’ health and safety
  • Crime and safety
  • Trust in society and institutions
  • Social exclusion and poverty or wage disparity

  • Audit practices
  • Shareholder rights
  • Tax practices
  • Accounting standards
  • Dual-class share structures
  • Institutional strength

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