TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Manulife today announced its appointment to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) ranking in the 93rd percentile of its GICS® Industry Group and one of only eight insurers across North America to be included in the index overall. The recognition underscores Manulife's leading sustainable business practices and its proven ability to deliver long-term shareholder value.
The DJSI North America is comprised of sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global and represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American publicly-traded companies. The index is a well-recognized standard that measures corporate ESG progress across industries.
"As a global insurer and asset manager we are inherently future-focused and have an innate ability to help manage risk, which is instrumental in our approach to sustainability," said Sarah Chapman, Manulife's Global Chief Sustainability Officer. "Being named to the DJSI North America recognizes our sustainability practices, reporting, and disclosures, and is a testament to our efforts aligned to the three interconnected pillars of our Impact Agenda – empowering sustained health and well-being; driving inclusive economic opportunities; and accelerating a sustainable future."
The organization continues to progress its sustainability strategy with notable initiatives in 2023:
To learn more about sustainability at Manulife, visit manulife.com/sustainability.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider, helping people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we provide financial advice and insurance, operating as Manulife across Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our Global Wealth and Asset Management segment, we serve individuals, institutions, and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
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