Manulife has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America and was one of only seven insurers across North America to be included in the index, recognizing the organization’s continued and strengthening commitment to sustainability performance. Manulife was placed in the 89th percentile of its industry group with its score benefiting from sustainability progress including ongoing improvements to its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices and disclosures.
The DJSI North America is comprised of sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global and represents the top 20% of the largest 600 Canadian and U.S. companies. The index is a well-recognized standard that measures corporate ESG progress across industries.
"As a global insurer and asset manager, sustainability is at the core of Manulife’s goal to build a better business to better the world," said Sarah Chapman, Manulife's Global Chief Sustainability Officer. “With the launch of our Impact Agenda this year, we’re committed to creating long-term value for our people and the planet by playing an active role in supporting global social and environmental goals.”
The organization continues to progress its ESG efforts, recently announcing a few notable initiatives:
Earlier this year, Manulife launched its Impact Agenda which serves as a lens to guide business decisions and efforts, anchored in three interconnected pillars: empowering sustained health and well-being, driving inclusive economic opportunities, and accelerating a sustainable future.
Manulife recently became the first life insurance carrier to offer access to GRAIL’s Galleri® multi-cancer early detection test to a pilot group of existing customers through the John Hancock Vitality Program, in collaboration with reinsurer Munich Re Life US. The Galleri® test is a first-of-its-kind multi-cancer early detection blood test, which will enable customers to take proactive steps to better understand and make informed decisions about their health.
Through its partnership with the World Ec