Sun Life invests in inclusion and diversity training program for employees
Sun Life Financial announced it has invested in a new, interactive, digital inclusion program, created by Hive Learning, to help the company continue to foster a respectful work environment.
Piloted with 1,500 employees in North America and Asia over the past 18 months, 96 per cent of program participants said they believe the program will drive positive change at Sun Life.
Dubbed Kaleidoscope, “the program will take participants on a journey from unconscious bias to conscious action by embedding tiny but powerful acts of inclusion into their daily behaviours and routines,” the company writes in a statement announcing the launch of Kaleidoscope to the company’s broader workforce. “Inclusion Works is a peer learning program, designed to help employees own, accelerate and embed change – accelerating the pace at which inclusion becomes a habit.”
“We are all committed to do our part to end systemic racism, intolerance and inequalities,” adds Helena Pagano, Sun Life’s executive vice president and chief human resources and communications officer. “Our ambition to be one of the best insurance and asset management companies in the world depends on active and sincere efforts to embrace diverse perspectives.”