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About Brighter You

Being a purpose-driven company, Sun Life Malaysia is dedicated to creating meaningful and positive impacts in the communities where we operate.

Our approach is built upon three main pillars of Sun Life’s sustainability plan: increasing financial security, fostering healthier lives, and advancing sustainable investing.

Through the years, we have initiated and supported a diverse range of programmes under the 'Brighter You' philanthropy programme banner which reflects our commitment to uplifting individuals and communities at the same time empowering them to shine brighter in every aspect - financially, mentally, and physically.

In an effort to promote a more sustainable and healthier community, these programmes were carried out in collaboration with community organisations and nonprofits. We also encourage our employees to volunteer their time and talents for these initiatives.

 

Team Up Against Diabetes

We aspire to slow the advance of diabetes through increasing the awareness of diabetes prevention, management and care. We believe by providing the right knowledge, tools and tips, we can help people take actions to manage and stop diabetes.

Some of our signature programmes:

  • A nationwide blood glucose screening programme to raise awareness on diabetes prevention from the onset through active screenings. The programme has screened over 28,000 Malaysian adults since its launch in 2019.
  • Sponsorship of diabetes monitoring kits and medication for underprivileged diabetic patients.
  • Distribution of over 8,000 care packs since 2021 to spread awareness about the importance of preventing diabetes through screenings and an active lifestyle and balanced diet.
  • Commissioned a comic book to engage and inform young people and parents about diabetes in a fun way.
  • Funding for diabetes awareness talks to help underserved segment take charge of diabetes which benefited over 300 B40 family members.

Community Wellness

Being a trusted and responsible business leader, our mission is to be there for our Clients, partners and communities – during both good and challenging times.

Our key community uplifting programmes include:

  • Food aid programme for over 700 underprivileged families since 2022
  • Sponsorship of virtual mental health and fitness workshops for over 471 underserved youth and women.
  • Supported 80 underprivileged youth through a wellness workshop series to help them improve physical health.
  • Brighter Wellness Programme, an awareness and engagement programme focusing on improving the well-being of Malaysians to live their lives healthier - financially, physically and mentally. As of 2023, the programme has reached 684 individuals.
  • Sponsored the 'Malaysia 2022 Physical Activity Report Card for Children and Adolescents’ – a project held in collaboration with the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Learn more about Sun Life Malaysia's fostering healthier lives.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

To build a sustainable future for all, we have taken various actions to foster a culture of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), amongst others

  • Supported 25 women through an entrepreneurship and financial literacy programme targeting the B40 community.
  • Supported 60 children from the indigenous community through a pre-school teachers and children empowerment programme.
  • Supported the Persons with Learning Disabilities through a collaboration with United Voice - procured paintings from their artists for our high-performing Sun Life Advisors.

Climate Change

Fighting against climate change and conserving the environment is a big part of ensuring a more sustainable future, our long-term tree planting initiative (2022-2025), #PlantTreePlantHope, aims at promoting a greener and more sustainable environment and help fight climate change.

To date, a total of 1500 trees have been planted at Sungai Chua Recreational Park, Kampung Sijangkang Recreational Mangrove Forest and Hutan Simpan Kampar Tambahan by over 200 participating Sun Life Malaysia employees in collaboration with Yayasan Hijau Malaysia.

This initiative also supports the government’s Greening Malaysia Programme (Program Penghijauan Malaysia) which targets to plant 100 million trees by 2025.

 

 

Watch these videos to learn more about our 'Brighter You' initiatives: