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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.

 

"Philanthropy is at the heart of our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. It’s part of our legacy, and has been a key component of our mission and values throughout our company history. With our employees, community and client partners, we will maintain a commitment to building stronger neighborhoods, supporting sustainable growth, and bringing meaningful change to our cities, world, and planet."

- Okeatta Brown, Chief DEI, Culture & Philanthropy Officer

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

Okeatta Brown

Chief DEI, Culture & Philanthropy Officer

Investing in a More Equitable and Inclusive Society

In 2021, MUFG donated more than $22.8 million to expand access to opportunity and help propel all our communities to a better financial future. We have served as a trusted community partner throughout the the pandemic, responding to the significant and ongoing needs resulting from Covid-19. We have been steadfast in our commitment to greater racial and social justice, particularly focusing on issues of economic justice. Additional investments through our Community Recovery Program enabled us to deliver our our core values of diversity, equity and inclusion into communities. Please read on to discover the impact of our 2021 philanthropic efforts.

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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.

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

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:


  • FTSE4Good Index Series
  • FTSE Blossom Japan Index
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

CSR Annual Reports

The following reports are available on the MUFG website:

MUFG Philanthropic Priorities

MUFG 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

House and building icons in black and red

Housing Development and Rehabilitation

Person sleeping in a house

Emergency/Transitional/ Permanent Housing

Gavel

Public Policy

Economic Development

Catalyze economic growth and prosperity

Two hands shaking

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

Scholarships

College and career

Teacher and student

Youth Development

Tutoring, environmental, STEM/Arts

Social Services

Deliver enhanced quality of life

Hand holding heart

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

Trees

Land Preservation and Resource Conservation

 
Clean energy icon

Clean Energy and Water

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Environmental Justice