Sun Life Financial named as one of the world's most sustainable corporations

By National Underwriter

National Underwriter

By Michael K. Stanley

For the third year in a row Sun Life Financial (Sun Life) has been named as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

Announced by Corporate Knights magazine yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, their list, the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for 2013 is considered by many to be the paramount measure of corporate sustainability. The list is measured by an array of sector-specific sustainability metrics.

Sun Life was the only North American insurance company to make the list and is one of 10 Canadian companies on the list.

By reducing energy consumption in its offices and data centre; investing in clean and renewable energy products and strengthening its overall sustainability performance by joining forces with networks of compatible organizations focused on progress regarding sustainability goals, Sun Life was able to cement their appearance on the list once again.

"At Sun Life, sustainability means having the ability to assure our customers, employees, distributors, shareholders and communities that we are in business for the long term," said Mary De Paoli, executive vice president of public and corporate affairs at Sun Life.

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