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At MUFG, we believe that social investments are an active demonstration of our values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Collaboration, Inclusion, and Stewardship. Strengthening ties to the communities where we work—backed by a commitment to engaging community partners, clients, and employees—is at the core of what we do. This sustainability is a governing factor that shapes all parts of our business.

CSR is a journey that involves hard work across the organization to help make our neighborhoods, cities, and planet a better place. Through our innovative partnerships, employee contributions, and commitment to the sustainable growth of our clients, we are not only bringing about lasting change, but driving it. Together.

- Julius Robinson, head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas

We invite you to learn more about our involvement in local communities by viewing the 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Julius E. Robinson

Julius E. Robinson

Corporate Social Responsibility Chairman
CEO of the MUFG Union Bank Foundation

Employees engaging the community

In addition to offering grants in the communities in which we work, live, and play, MUFG supports employees by providing time off to serve the causes they care about. In 2019, employees across the Americas volunteered a total of 64,685 hours to help those in need.

Our employees are passionate about making meaningful change in underserved communities, often rolling up their sleeves to address urgent needs. From providing meals to the hungry, to helping build a house for a homeless family, our team members are invested in making a positive impact.

Environmental sustainability

At MUFG, we’re working to advance clean-energy technology and provide financial services to companies developing sustainable energy solutions. A large and growing share of our portfolio is dedicated to projects in renewable energy, including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass, as well as smart metering. In our view, these sectors will play an increasing important role in the world economy.

As a company, we’re also taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of natural resources within our own operations. These steps are part of our overall mission to support a more sustainable society.

Philanthropy: Investing in our communities

As a lender, partner, employer, and neighbor, we are committed to building a strong future where all of us can thrive. We believe we can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by focusing on the following strategic funding goals:

  • Expanding housing opportunities, including housing development and rehabilitation; emergency, transitional, and permanent house, and public policy.
  • Catalyzing economic growth through support for small business and innovation, job training and career development, and financial education and scholarships.
  • Sustaining human and environmental resources by supporting youth development, basic needs, land preservation and resource conservation, clean water, and clean energy.

We encourage U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that align with these goals to apply for grants.

Organizations in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Chile are encouraged to inquire by email.

You may also learn more about the MUFG Union Bank Foundation and its mission. 

Our pledge to communities

In 2016 we launched our third Community Service Action Plan for $40 billion, reflecting our strong commitment to the communities we serve. Available for review by the public, the CSAP details our commitments and pledges in key areas such as:

  • Philanthropy
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Supplier diversity and development
  • Innovation
  • Workforce and board diversity
  • CSR Advisory Board

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Rating (United States)

Information on our CRA examination rating from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, including individual state ratings, can be found on our website.

International Voluntary Standards

MUFG is aligned with the following standards:

  • Equator Principles
  • United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Carbon Disclosure Project


Sustainable Stock Indices

MUFG is a member of the following stock indices:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – Asia Pacific
  • FTSE4Good Index Series
  • Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

CSR Annual Reports

The following reports are available on the MUFG website:

MUFG Union Bank Philanthropic Priorities

The MUFG Union Bank Foundation supports local community programs that expand access to opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities where we do business. 90% of our philanthropic investments are devoted to our four primary strategic areas: affordable housing, economic development, social services, and stewardship and sustainability. We are steadfast in our commitment to strive for results that ultimately propel all our communities to a better financial future.

Affordable Housing

Improve housing stability and influence public policy

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Housing Development and Rehabilitation

Person sleeping in a house

Emergency/Transitional/ Permanent Housing


Public Policy

Economic Development

Catalyze economic growth and prosperity

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Small Business Support and Innovation

Training room

Job Training and Career Development

Book with a dollar sign

Financial Education

Money management, credit counseling,
and homeownership counseling

Piggy bank with graduation hat


College and career

Teacher and student

Youth Development

Tutoring, environmental, STEM/Arts

Social Services

Deliver enhanced quality of life

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Nonprofit Capacity Building & Consulting

Scales of justices

Legal Services

Bag of groceries

Basic Needs

Food Security

Stewardship and Sustainability

Promote prosperity while protecting the planet


Land Preservation and Resource Conservation

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Clean Energy and Water

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Environmental Justice