TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial is proud to be the
only North American insurance company named among the Global 100 Most
Sustainable Corporations in the World for 2012.
"Sun Life is one of six Canadian companies across all industry sectors
to be named on this list," says Dean Connor, Chief Executive Officer.
"This ranking is a testament to our commitment to proactively manage
sustainability issues in our business."
"As a company that develops and provides long term financial products,
we make promises that will last decades into the future. Few activities
are as intrinsically sustainable or socially responsible as helping
people protect their families and achieve lifetime financial security,"
Sun Life's position as the only North American insurance company on the
Global 100 also affirms to clients that we focus on the issues that
matter most to them. "Being sustainable is emerging as a competitive
differentiator; many clients want to do business with a company that
aligns with their values. This means keeping Sun Life financially
strong, with effective governance and innovations that create a bright
future," says Connor.
The Global 100 list was announced today by Corporate Knights magazine at
the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This year, Corporate
Knights revised their ranking methodology and required greater
disclosure to demonstrate companies' sustainability performance. This
is the sixth year that Sun Life has achieved this ranking.
In addition to its Global 100 ranking, Sun Life Financial is the only
life insurer listed on the Corporate Knights' 2011 50 Best Corporate
Citizens of Canada and is the "Most Trusted Life Insurance Company" in
Canada, according to the 2011 Reader's Digest Trusted Brand consumer
survey. We are also listed on the FTSE4Good Index.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2011, the Sun
Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
$459 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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