Sustainability at Sun Life Global Investments
In alignment with our parent company Sun Life, Sun Life Global Investments is also committed to creating a sustainable world—for the betterment of our Clients, and society as a whole.
We believe sustainability is the path towards a more resilient environment and inclusive and prosperous society. We recognize that this journey ultimately begins with our own actions, which is why we have developed—and will continually progress—our strategic plan to support this commitment. This plan will ensure sustainability is a key consideration in how we run our business and manage our investments, through seven key goals:
Generate awareness to promote action
Working towards a sustainable ecosystem begins with broadening awareness through education, as individual and collective actions are necessary.
Embed ESG factors into all aspects of the investment decision-making process
We believe that embedding ESG considerations broadens and deepens analysis; this is a prerequisite to shaping authentic sustainable-oriented solutions.
Transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions
We want to be a proactive part of the solution by directing capital towards solutions that promote, foster or align with addressing pressing challenges. This includes supporting the transition to a lower-carbon economy.
Offer sustainability-focused solutions
We are committed to enabling our Clients to share in potential benefits of investing in sustainable-oriented solutions. This also means proactively working to raise familiarity and comfort with these solutions, and ensuring adequate product transparency.
Evolve our DE&I journey
We will continue to take concrete action to further our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
Engage with the industry and beyond
Meaningful and lasting progress requires collective, multilateral efforts. We continue to work towards greater collaboration on advocacy and industry-wide initiatives.
Report on our progress
We will remain accountable, reporting on our progress and maintaining transparency.
1Corporate Knights is a Toronto-based media and investment research firm with one of largest circulating magazines focused on business, society and clean capitalism. Corporate Knights assessed over 8,000 companies with more than US$1 billion in revenues, narrowing it down to the top 100 performers. Organizations were ranked on several new key performance indicators (KPIs) as a result of the ongoing climate crisis and social concerns raised by COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter. These new KPI’s include paid sick l eave, clean investments, and executive and board racial diversity. Inclusion in this ranking is testament to Sun Life’s rigorous sustainability practices pertaining to carbon productivity, clean revenue and board gender diversity.
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