Sun Life Financial
Corprate Bias Ratings
Sun Life Financial, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Sun Life supports the Equality Act, opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Law, and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Sun Life has funded the Human Rights Campaign and organizations that engage in legislative advocacy regarding the provision of pubertal blockers and hormone treatments to youth under the age of 18. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and funds employees abortion travel expenses. However, Sun Life has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Sun Life receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Sun Life will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations “Religious organizations whose programs are limited to members of a specific religious denomination.” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Sun Life supports the Equality Act and opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Law, which prohibits teaching gender ideology and sexual orientation to children in K-3rd grade (1)(2). Sun Life is a member of the America Competes coalition, which opposes state- and federal-level LGBTQ-related legislation (3)(4). The company is a signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative, which calls for signatories to host unconscious bias trainings in accordance with the goals of the BLM movement (5)(6). Sun Life subsidiary MFS Investment is a member of the Climate Action 100+ and Ceres Network, which aim to mainstream climate- and ESG-related advocacy in the finance community (7)(8). MFS also partners with the organization White Men as Full Diversity Partners, requiring extensive unconscious bias trainings for leadership positions (9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Sun Life will pay for “medical travel and lodging reimbursement benefit” for any covered medical procedure not attainable within 100 miles of an employee’s home, including abortion (1). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (2). The company has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (3)(4). Sun Life has funded the Human Rights Campaign and the Transgender Law Center, which engages in legislative advocacy regarding the provision of pubertal blockers and hormones to children (5)(6).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
September 19, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer