In this BPM roundtable on climate change, Adelina Romanelli, Director of Responsible Investing, answers a number of questions on net zero from a manager-of-managers perspective.
Building a sustainable future requires everyone’s attention and participation.
We are committed to inspiring a better tomorrow by broadening awareness through education, insight, and opportunity at an individual level, and collectively across communities.
As an asset manager, we have a responsibility to act in the best interest of our clients. This extends to our duty as a responsible corporate citizen to help build a better future for our communities and planet.
We believe that embedding ESG considerations into our investment process helps broaden and deepen portfolio analysis; this is a prerequisite to shaping authentic sustainable-oriented solutions that align with investor values, without compromising on performance.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and we all have an important role to play in supporting this significant economic and environmental transition.
Signing onto the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and focusing on engagement instead of divestment are a few ways that demonstrate our proactive commitment to finding a solution. By directing capital towards solutions that help to address climate change, we can deliver ambitious action and investment strategies that will help to achieve the goal of net zero emissions.
We are committed to helping investors express their values through their investment choices, while still meeting their unique investment objectives.
This also means proactively working to raise familiarity and comfort with sustainability-focused solutions, and ensuring full product transparency and reporting.
We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) because it unleashes creativity, fosters innovation and drives value. Above all, it’s the right thing to do – for our employees, our clients and our communities.
Meaningful and lasting progress requires collective, multilateral efforts.
Sun Life, its subsidiaries and the Sun Life Global Investments Sustainability Committee continue to work towards greater collaboration by participating in a number of industry activities in sustainability and sustainable investing as signatory, member, or expert contributor on select topics.
Informing and inspiring a more sustainable future starts by turning ambition into action.
Holding ourselves accountable, reporting on our progress and maintaining transparency are all ways we hope to lead by example and drive change across the industry and communities.
We have made a lot of progress on our journey toward a more sustainable future. Watch this video to learn what steps we have taken so far.
Our parent company, Sun Life, recognizes that sustainability is a strategic imperative. Building a resilient future—one that benefits all stakeholders, as well as the world—is only viable if we implement environmental stability, social well-being and inclusivity, along with strong accountability mechanisms. Sun Life's sustainability plan is rooted in three main objectives: increasing financial security, fostering healthier lives, and advancing sustainable investing.
All investment solutions are offered as segregated funds for group retirement plans exclusively by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, through Sun Life Group Retirement Services, a member of the Sun Life group of companies.
Sun Life Global Investments is a trade name of SLGI Asset Management Inc., Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, and Sun Life Financial Trust Inc.
SLGI Asset Management Inc. is the investment manager of the Sun Life Mutual Funds, Sun Life Granite Managed Solutions and Sun Life Private Investment Pools.
© SLGI Asset Management Inc. and its licensors, 2023. SLGI Asset Management Inc. is a member of the Sun Life group of companies. All rights reserved.