Aligning Our Impact With the Sustainable Development Goals



Aligning Our Impact With the Sustainable Development Goals

2 min read June 17, 2020

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

Our sustainability strategy is closely aligned with the SDGs to contribute toward meaningful change around the world. While we support all 17 SDGs, the graphic below shows the five goals we have prioritized (#3, #5, #8, #10, and #13), given their relevance to our business.

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3 Good Health
and Well-Being

Targeted insurance products for women, seniors, and other demographics globally.

Providing our Wellness for Life program to continuously empower employees to prioritize health and well-being at work and at home.

Supporting financial health solutions and stronger communities through MetLife Foundation.

5 Gender

The first U.S.-based insurer to join the United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC).

In 2019, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and Catalyst CEO Champions for Change.

More than half of MetLife’s global workforce are women, including 42.3% of management and one third of our Board of Directors.

8 Decent Work and
Economic Growth

Recently committed $10 million to our Workforce of the Future program to upskill and train employees to enable future success.

By the end of 2019, MetLife Foundation partner Common Cents Lab had designed financial health products and services reaching 1.4 million low- and moderate-income Americans.

MetLife Foundation funded programs in India, Mexico, and Chile to provide young people with the skills to gain employment responsive to the needs in each market.

In 2019, more than 5,900 employees participated in innovation activities, including the MetLife Digital Accelerator program, which mentors startups that are developing technologies in the insurance space.

10 Reduced

Since 2013, MetLife Foundation has helped provide low- and moderate-income individuals with skills for employment and money management through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

In 2018, the Foundation realized its five-year goal of providing $200 million in grants to advance financial inclusion worldwide.

In 2019, the Foundation broadened its focus to financial health, with a focus on providing solutions to help lower-income people manage household budgets, recover from the unexpected, build short-term savings, and plan for the future.

13 Climate

Achieved and maintained carbon neutrality since 2016, along with our other environment goals.

In 2019, MIM signed on to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

At year-end 2019, MIM managed $18.3 billion in green investments.

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