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As a global financial leader, our expertise is rooted in a 360-year heritage of financial stability and commitment to our clients’ future. We believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are essential to achieving sustainable growth.

MUFG has a strong track record with ESG, both internally and as a lender. Our corporate mission – and a key part of our identity – is to be a foundation of strength, committed to meeting the needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering a better world. At MUFG, our goal is to develop specific action plans to align with our commitment to empower a brighter future. For example, through our Carbon Neutrality Declaration, we pledge to achieve net zero emissions in our finance portfolio by 2050 and our own operations by 2030.

We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we’ve built with our clients through steadfast commitment to their success. By combining our ESG expertise and our heritage of client-centricity, we aim to provide our clients with wide-ranging and complementary products, services, and advice to help them meet their financial goals while also staying true to their sustainability mandates.

MUFG is committed to empowering a brighter future. Read our 2022 Sustainability Report for more on our goals and actions toward achieving sustainable growth.

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Tobi Petrocelli
Head of Environmental & Sustainability Management
New York, NY

Beth Gilroy
Environmental & Sustainability Management
New York, NY


Helping Clients Navigate the ESG Landscape

Addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has become a major focus for corporations across all sectors. MUFG, a global bank with a 360-year legacy, is committed to providing our clients with financial solutions that help them meet their ESG goals. Discover how our ESG Origination and Client Coverage group helps our clients along their sustainability journey.

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Awards - Americas and Global

  • MUFG was again recognized as one of the top ten global Lead Arrangers in financing clean-energy in 2023, ranking #2 in the BloombergNEF 2H 2023 Clean Energy League Table. Our bank enabled the development and acquisition of renewable assets through 64 transactions, totaling an amount of $3.7 billion. These transactions took the form of construction loans, acquisition facilities, and refinancings as an underwriter and syndicator to other financial institutions. This is the 14th year in a row that MUFG has ranked within the top three positions on this League Table.  
  • MUFG was recognized by IJGlobal in the publication’s ESG Awards 2023 for its Jack Daniels Distillery Biogas and Digestion Plant financing deal in the biomass category. The project demonstrates innovation within the sector by converting stillage into renewable natural gas and fertilizer, providing measurable social impacts by heating homes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting local agriculture, and potentially converting the distillery's vehicle fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG), aligning with ESG goals and promoting a circular economy, according to one of the judges. 
  • MUFG was awarded Lender of the Year by A Word About Wind for the third consecutive year at the annual Wind Investment Awards for 2022.
  • Global Finance magazine named MUFG a 2022 Sustainable Finance Award winner for Japan.
  • MUFG was named North America Bank of the Year for 2021 by Proximo for achievements in project finance throughout the year. Additionally, MUFG financed six transactions covering renewable energy, power and infrastructure that won the 2021 Proximo Deal of the Year Award.
  • MUFG was awarded Gold in the Banking Category for our involvement in international rulemaking for climate transition finance among other activities at the 2022 Ministry of the Environment’s ESG Finance Awards Japan. In addition, MUFG was selected as an Environmental Sustainable Company in the Environmental Sustainable Company Category for fulfilling established information disclosure criteria.
  • MUFG remains one of the top ten global Lead Arrangers in financing clean-energy and energy-smart technologies in 2021, ranking third in Bloomberg’s Clean Energy Finance League Tables. With $2.9 billion in financing for 58 projects, this is the 12th straight year MUFG has been in the top three among private sector banks in the ranking, including five years as the top bank in this space.
  • Beth Waters, managing director of Project Finance in the Americas at MUFG, was ranked 22nd in A Word About Wind's 2021 Top 100 Women’s Power List

MUFG Commitments and Memberships

2021 Commitments – additional information can be found here

  • Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero: Coalition of financial institutions committed to accelerating decarbonization
  • Carbon Neutrality Declaration: MUFG public commitment to net zero emissions in finance portfolio by 2050, among other goals
  • Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF): Goal to harmonize approach for financed emissions disclosures
  • Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA): 55 banks committed to align lending/investment portfolios with net-zero emissions by 2050
  • Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM): Scaling a voluntary carbon market (Mark Carney)
  • Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI): Aiming to lead and accelerate world’s transition to a sustainable future

2005-2020 Commitments

  • Sustainable Finance Goal: 35 trillion Yen in green and social financings from 2019 to 2030
  • Principles for Responsible Banking
  • MUFG for Responsible Investment Policy
  • Human Rights Policy Statement
  • Environmental Policy Statement
  • Environmental & Social Policy Framework
  • Equator Principles (MUFG is on Steering Committee)
  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

2005 and Prior

  • CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
  • United Nations Global Compact