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Endorsement of Sustainability Initiatives Endorsement of Sustainability Initiatives

Endorsement of Sustainability Initiatives

MUFG participates in a variety of initiatives to identify, promote and realize the adoption of the best environmental and sustainability practices.

Supporting UN Global Compact

MUFG has endorsed the United Nations Global Compact, a principle-based framework of voluntary action which is announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999. It calls to companies and organizations around the world to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human-rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruptions, and take actions that advance societal goals. As a financial group aspiring to make "contribution to realize sustainable society", MUFG agrees and supports the principles of the Global Compact and addresses to fulfill our responsibility as a global citizen.
Supporting UN Global Compact

Supporting the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

MUFG supports the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
The recommendations developed by TCFD encourage companies to disclose climate change-related business risks and opportunities and to share information with investors.
Moreover, in May 2019, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking also declared support in its capacity as an asset management company.
Supporting the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Participation in the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative

MUFG is a signatory to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). It is a public-private partnership "seeking to encourage the better implementation of environmental and sustainability principles at all levels of operations in financial institutions".
Participation in the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative

Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)

The Principles for Responsible Banking have been developed by the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative(UNEP FI) to align the banking sector with society's goals as expressed in the SDGs, the Paris Climate Agreement, and other relevant frameworks. MUFG is a signatory in 2019.

 

 

Promotion of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Promotion of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact jointly promote the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which were announced in 2006. The PRI are intended to improve long-term investment performance by incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment decision making within the fiduciary responsibility.
In May 2006, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (the Trust Bank) was among the first financial organizations in Japan to sign up to the Principles. Since then, the Trust Bank has been actively promoting investment practices based on the PRI in Japan.
Promotion of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Participation in CDP

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a project that institutional investors from around the world work together and urges corporations to disclose their strategies on climate change as well as detailed data on their greenhouse gas emissions. MUFG has participated in the project since 2004.
Participation in CDP

Implementation of The Equator Principles as a Framework
to assess and manage Environmental and Social Risks

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ adopted the Equator Principles (EP) as a framework ensuring environmental and social considerations when financing large-scale development projects.

Adoption and adherence to the Equator Principles, a risk management framework to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks and impacts in projects
Implementation of The Equator Principles as a Framework to assess and manage Environmental and Social Risks

Signing of Principles for Financial Action
for the 21st Century

MUFG Bank (the Bank) and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (the Trust Bank)  have been signatories to Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (also known as Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) since their first announcement in November 2011. These principles established mainly through the proactive efforts of financial institutions include seven principles for financial institutions that want to take an active role and responsibility in the creation of a sustainable society, and guidelines tailored to each sector to implement the principles. the Bank, the Trust Bank and the Leasing Business will continue to make active efforts for the environment and society based on the principles.

Signing of Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century

Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ was established by global investors in December 2017 as an initiative to encourage companies around the world that emit large omounts of greenhouse gases to take steps to climate change. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation has been participating in the initiative since 2018 and making relevant engagement with its investments.
Signing of Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century

Keidanren Challenge Zero

Challenge Zero (Challenge Net Zero Carbon Innovation) is an initiative of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) in collaboration with the Japanese government to strongly communicate and encourage innovative actions by companies and organizations to tackle the challenge of realizing a decarbonized society, which is the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement. MUFG participates in this initiative and contributes to the realization of a net zero society through sustainable finance.
Signing of Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century

Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren

MUFG endorses the Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy, as revised in October 2018.

Climate Change Initiative

MUFG has been participating in the Climate Change Initiative since 2018, a network to strengthen the dissemination of information and the exchange of ideas among companies, municipalities, NGOs and other organizations that are actively working to combat climate change, with the aim of achieving a decarbonized society.
Signing of Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
(As of March 2021)