Commitment to Creating Opportunities, Equity, and Prosperity
As a partner, employer, and neighbor, we are committed to building a strong future where all of us can thrive. 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 live and work—backed by a commitment to building trust among community partners, clients, and colleagues—is at the core of what we do. Our words are followed by actions, and our actions are driven by governing factors that shape all parts of our business.
Our business fuels growth, sparks innovation, and helps communities build prosperity. Our approach toward philanthropy centers around providing the same level of care to our communities as we do to our clients; creating opportunities and equipping them to achieve their full potential. We believe being a good corporate citizen requires sustained community partnerships built around trust and mutual respect. To achieve our mission, we focus on priorities where we can have the most impact on the lives of others.
Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement
Building a More Equitable and Inclusive Society
At MUFG, we aspire to create access to opportunities and help propel communities where we live and work towards a brighter future. We do this work by centering our community involvement efforts around three focus areas: Empowering Communities, Engaging Our Colleagues, and Promoting Sustainable Practices.
We aim to improve the social welfare of the communities in which we live and work by supporting organizations dedicated to social justice, gender and racial equity, and economic empowerment for underserved communities through philanthropic investments, volunteering, and charitable donations. We remain committed to serving as a trusted community partner and strive to build a more equitable and inclusive society, enabling us to deliver on our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Engaging Our Colleagues
Our employees are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities, rolling up their sleeves, and coming together to tackle society's most pressing needs. MUFG provides paid time off for employees to volunteer with organizations of their choice and support the causes they care about. Last year, employees across the Americas volunteered 57,051 hours to help those in need. From mentoring and inspiring students, to preparing meals to those experiencing food insecurity, to building a house for a family in need, our people are always ready to answer the call and donate their energy, time, and talents.
Promoting Sustainable Practices
At MUFG, we’re working to advance clean-energy technology and provide financial services to companies developing and integrating sustainable energy solutions into their operations. A large and growing share of our portfolio is dedicated to projects in renewable energy (onshore and offshore wind, solar, battery storage, geothermal, biomass) as well as smart meters and emerging technologies e.g. sustainable fuels. 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.
We aspire to create access to opportunities and help propel communities where we live and work towards a brighter future. We support the bank’s vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group by improving the social welfare of our communities, doing the right thing, and actively demonstrating our values—Integrity, Respect, Service, Collaboration, Inclusion, and Stewardship—through service and positive action.
Our Philanthropic Priorities
In order to address the pressing needs of our communities and create a positive impact, our philanthropic investments are devoted to our four primary strategic areas: Racial and Gender Equity, Economic Empowerment, Arts and Culture, and Environmental Stewardship. We are steadfast in our commitment to strive for results that ultimately propel all our communities to a better future.
We are actively engaging with nonprofit organizations that align with our philanthropic priorities, goals, and strategy. At this time, MUFG grants are made by invitation only.
Our ESG Commitments
We aspire to do the right thing through service and positive actions as we contribute toward value-led sustainability.
- United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative
- Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM)
- Energy Transition Initiative-Center for Global Commons (ETI-CGC)
- Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAM)
- Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
- Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
- Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)
- The Poseidon Principles
- Keidanren Challenge Zero
- Climate Action 100+
- Climate Change Initiative
- Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Natural Capital and Biodiversity
- 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity
- Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum
- Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren
- The Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI)
- Japan Partnership for Circular Economy
- Operating Principles for Impact Management
- Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)
- Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
- UN Global Compact
- Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
- Equator Principles
External Assessment of Our Sustainability Initiative
MUFG is a member of the following sustainable stock indices:
- FTSE Blossom Japan Index
- FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
- MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
- MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
- S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
- Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
- Sompo Sustainability Index