Governance & engagement

Sustainability committee

We established the Sun Life Global Investments Sustainability Committee to help us set our sustainability priorities, measure our success, and report on our progress.

Primary responsibilities

Strategic planning

Set the strategic direction and priorities on key sustainability initiatives

Industry monitoring

Monitor regulatory updates and evolving industry best practices

Policy oversight

Approve the firm’s sustainable investing policy, guidelines and strategies

Manager oversight

Review sub-advisors’ progress on ESG adoption and facilitate engagement where appropriate

Industry engagement

Participate in regulatory and industry initiatives related to sustainability.

 Accountability

Track the success of initiatives over time through regular reporting and performance metrics

Alignment with parent company

Liaise with Sun Life’s International Sustainability Council and ensure alignment with Sun Life’s sustainability plan

Committee members

The Sustainability Committee is comprised of senior leaders from a variety of departments across Sun Life Global Investments, as well as other areas of Sun Life, providing diversity of perspectives and expertise.

“Climate change is a defining issue of our time. It affects all people, companies, sectors and regions.  I believe that Sun Life Global Investments can have a positive impact on climate change while delivering strong performance for our clients.” ~ Oricia Smith, President of SLGI Asset Management Inc., and Senior Vice-President, Investment Solutions, Sun Life Canada, and Chair of the Sustainability Committee

Sandra Aldeguer,
Sr. Director, Sales and IIC Operations, International Investment Centre

“I grew up in a country that is frequently ravaged by natural disasters.  Therefore, I am cognizant of its massive impact on human life and have likewise witnessed the resilience that it breeds as people find ways to live with these risks while respecting the environment. The latter, respect for the environment, is key if we are to succeed in saving our planet.”

Amanda Correa,
Head of Marketing, Sun Life Global Investments

“Systematic changes need to take place in order so we can keep our planet healthy and our economies strong. We all can strive to make a difference to end hunger, reduce inequalities and taking urgent action to reduce climate change.”

Carolyn Leering,
AVP, HR Business Partner, Sun Life Canada Human Resources

“At Sun Life Global Investments, we are focused on creating a place where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully, has equal access to opportunities and can fully contribute their thoughts, beliefs, perspectives and talent.”

Anne Meloche, FSA, FCIA,
Head of Institutional Business, Sun Life Global Investments

“We all need to work together to solve the carbon emission challenge at our corporate level and with the money we manage. As a fund of fund manager, we also need to engage with and influence the many fund managers we work with on their own net zero journey. I feel we can meaningfully contribute to this world-wide initiative.”

Adelina Romanelli, CFA, FSA Credential Holder,
Director, Responsible Investing, Sun Life Global Investments

“Recognizing our role in the massive, but urgent, transformation of our global landscape towards an equitable and inclusive low-carbon economy is a source of inspiration. Addressing climate change is critical to establishing some degree of stability and addressing the “just” principles is the only way towards a truly resilient ecosystem.”

Matthew Stern, CFA,
AVP, Product Development, Sun Life Global Investments

“Providing access to sustainably-driven solutions is one of the first steps towards ensuring that our investors have an opportunity to invest in causes that they can relate to all the while effecting change.”

Industry Engagement

Sun Life, its subsidiaries and the SLGI Sustainability Committee participate in a number of industry activities in sustainability and sustainable investing as signatory, member, or expert contributor on select topics.  

CROSS INDUSTRY

ENVIRONMENT FOCUSED

SOCIAL FOCUSED

GOVERNANCE FOCUSED