Strengthens Long-Standing Commitment to
Boston Community, Helping People
Live Longer, Healthier, Better Lives
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BOSTON, Oct. 30,
2023 /PRNewswire/ - Today, John Hancock announced the installation of its
iconic signature sign on its 200 Berkeley Street headquarters in
Boston. The illuminated sign,
which sat atop Fenway Park for about 20 years until October of
2022, is now positioned 27 stories high on the building's stepped
pyramid roof facing north toward the Charles River, just below the
famous weather beacon.
"We are thrilled to add John Hancock's signature to the
Boston skyline in the city we've
called home for over 160 years," said Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John
Hancock. "We are grateful to our neighbors in the Back Bay who offered their support of this
project and who contribute to making this area a special place to
work. This is more than a logo on our building. It reflects our
longstanding commitment to Boston,
and to our colleagues, customers, and community members as we work
to help people live longer, healthier, better lives in our great
city and beyond."
"The John Hancock signature sign is an iconic part of our city's
history," said Boston Mayor
Michelle Wu. "We are thrilled that
John Hancock is doubling down on its commitment to Boston, its workforce, and our community with
their deep focus in helping to drive health and longevity
innovation for our neighborhoods."
The sign installation comes after
John Hancock's inaugural Longer. Healthier.
Better. symposium hosted in Boston in September, where global leaders
across public and private sectors, renowned academics, health and
wellness influencers, former athletes, and more, convened to share
the latest research and innovations driving the future of
longevity. Participants were welcomed by Mayor Wu and Dr.
Bisola Ojikutu, Director of the
Boston Public Health Commission, who reflected on the health
disparities we see in Boston
neighborhoods as well as the region's capability to be a global
leader on longevity.
As part of John Hancock's longstanding commitment to
Boston, it is currently working
alongside the City of Boston and
local non-profit organizations to advance a
significant multi-year initiative in response to the Boston
Public Health Commission's recent report on disparities in
life expectancies. The forthcoming initiative will address
several key factors to help Boston
residents sustain their health and well-being, including by
increasing nutrition security, building intergenerational social
connection and belonging, and driving inclusive economic
opportunity through intentional career pathways for Boston youth.
This initiative will build on John Hancock's existing
collaborations and programs, aligned to Manulife's Impact Agenda,
- MLK Scholars Program: John Hancock's annual MLK Scholars Program provides
summer jobs, financial education, and professional development
opportunities to Boston youth.
Since 2008, John Hancock has invested over $16 million to fund the program and create
inclusive career opportunities for more than 6,000 student
- Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School at
Tufts University: John Hancock
is a proud supporter of the newly launched Food is Medicine
Institute working to integrate food-based nutrition interventions
into health care to treat disease and advance health equity. John
Hancock's longtime collaboration
with the Friedman School at Tufts has
centered on bringing to the public evidence-based nutrition
information and equitable action in Boston and beyond.
- About Fresh: John Hancock's long-time support of AboutFresh is
improving nutrition security within vulnerable communities by
supporting their Fresh Connect platform, a flexible and accessible
way to use healthcare funding to cover the cost of healthy food for
patients and families.
- Healthy Places by Design: In collaboration with the
City of Boston's Age Strong
Commission, Age-Friendly Boston, AARP Massachusetts, and
UMass Boston, John Hancock supports
Healthy Places by Design's Activating Boston, which creates
inclusive and intergenerational public green spaces that build and
support social connections, health, and wellbeing.
- Boston Medical Center (BMC): John Hancock supports BMC's StreetCred program,
building prosperity and advancing health equity for families and
children by leveraging trust in healthcare providers and empowering
people to navigate financial systems with confidence.
- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): John Hancock has been a longstanding partner to MGH
helping reimagine the future of healthcare for all people, locally
and globally, with a focus on Home Base, the nation's first
and largest private sector clinic dedicated to healing the
invisible wounds in veterans, service members, their families, and
Families of the Fallen through world-class mental health clinical
care, wellness, education, and research.
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One of the largest life insurers in the United
States, John Hancock supports more than ten million
Americans with a broad range of financial products,
including life insurance and annuities. John
Hancock also supports US investors by bringing
leading investment capabilities and retirement planning
and administration expertise to individuals and institutions.
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