2016 - Financial & Services

Financial & Services

Philip Gillin

Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Canadian Property Investments, Sun Life Financial

The chair of Sun Life’s International Sustainability Council, Phil promotes a vision of operationalizing sustainability across the enterprise. He established a strategy of owning real estate assets that have a sustainable footprint achieved through proactive management of their effects on the environment. In doing so, Sun Life’s Canadian real estate investments portfolio achieved a 13% decrease in GhG emissions intensity since 2010 and 66% of existing buildings have been awarded either LEED or BOMA BESt certifications. Under Phil’s direction, Sun Life also became the first major life insurance company in Canada to join the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).