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New York Life | June 3, 2022

New York Life’s second ESG Report details the company’s approach to ESG issues.


Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) covers many aspects of our business—from how we manage our company’s long-term strategy to be there for our policy owners, to the way we strive to be a force for good in society and for the environment. How we address each of these topics is rooted in our core values of humanity and integrity, supported by our mutuality and financial strength.

“We must be thoughtful about—and, more importantly, accountable for—our decisions and actions because, in the bigger picture, we are all in this together,” write CEO and President Craig DeSanto and Chairman Ted Mathas in the Report’s opening letter. “Our impact extends beyond the scope of our business operations and supporting our most immediate constituents. We have been putting our financial and other corporate resources behind organizations and initiatives aimed at creating opportunities and promising futures for people from all walks of life, as well as addressing the economic and societal inequalities that have become increasingly apparent in our nation.”

The Report covers many aspects of New York Life’s business—from the company’s long-term strategy to be there for our policy owners, to the way the company strives to be a force for good in society. Additionally, this report also includes our first Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) index, which discusses the ways we are managing climate risk at New York Life.

A few highlights from the report include:

  • The results of our updated ESG materiality assessment
  • Employee training and development highlights discussing how we help our employees update their skills
  • New metrics and targets from the New York Life Foundation, including volunteer hours and social justice investments
  • New target for our supplier diversity programs
  • The ways we support our policyholders and clients through customer service
  • In-depth discussion from our asset management business on its integration of ESG
  • 11.2% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2019
  • Our efforts around reducing waste and single-use plastics within our operations
  • How we handle ESG from a governance perspective

Explore the entire ESG 2022 Report here.


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Media contact

Lacey Siegel
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937

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