Sun Life launching digital workplace diversity, inclusion platform

Sun Life Financial is introducing a digital program to advance workplace diversity, inclusion and equity among its global workforce.

The peer learning program, by Hive Learning Ltd., is designed to help employees own, accelerate and embed change, increasing the pace at which inclusion becomes a habit, according to a press release.

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“At Sun Life, we are all committed to do our part to end systemic racism, intolerance and inequities,” said Helena Pagano, executive vice-president, chief human resources and communications officer at Sun Life, in the release. “Integrating learning and development is critical to achieving our goal.”

Over the past 18 months, the insurer piloted the program with 1,500 employees in North America and Asia. At the end of the pilot, it found 96 per cent said they believe the program will drive positive change at Sun Life; 94 per cent said they feel confident demonstrating inclusive behaviours at work; 92 per cent said they found the overall learning experience engaging and valuable; and 88 per cent said they’re committed to taking action on what they learned.