With MUFG, you'll join a powerful group of people who work together to create real change—in banking and beyond. At every step, we're committed to giving back to the people and places we serve.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group shapes the vision, implements the programs, and brings these positive changes to life—fostering socio-cultural equality and diversity, conserving our natural resources, and promoting financial prosperity for present and future generations.
We encourage the community outreach efforts of our colleagues by supporting and sponsoring available volunteer opportunities, and by matching their donations to approved organizations. Our Community Development Finance group also funds affordable housing developments that benefit low-income individuals and families.
Since 2011, we have promoted financial literacy and college readiness for young adults in low-income communities. To date, more than 200 students have completed a year-long internship program with participating Union Bank high school branches, and more than 30 graduates have gone on to employment with the bank. And in 2018, we launched the Youth Entrepreneurial Challenge, partnering high school students with mentors for a 10-week business development program, then offering them a chance to pitch their businesses to our panel of judges.
Our charitable contributions are focused on where the need is greatest in each of the markets we serve—specifically in the areas of affordable housing, education, the environment, community economic development, and health and human services.
We have pledged $85 million over a five-year term to support local non-profit organizations, with an average of nearly $17 million achieved annually through grants to these organizations.
We believe that caring for our environment is more than a civic responsibility. We treat it as an essential part of our business strategy.
Going green begins in our own backyard, and we're committed to making a positive impact on the environment with initiatives that include energy and water conservation, paper reduction, and waste minimization. In fact, in 2017, we succeeded in our effort to reduce our Greenhouse gas emissions. We saw a 32% reduction in energy and fuel consumed within MUFG America's real estate and corporate travel footprints.
MUFG's Community Service Action Plan has committed $41 billion in innovative Bank lending, investment and philanthropic programs over five years, with a strong focus on addressing the needs of small business and low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and communities where we do business. Programs range from traditional lending activities that support LMI individuals and communities to experimental or innovative programs that build communities and break the cycle of poverty
Our approach is not just to meet the minimum, but to share the maximum possible amount of our profits with the communities that help us thrive. Check out our 2017 CSR Annual Report
Vice President, Credit Executive
and 2018 MUFG Culture of Excellence award winner for community involvement
Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area, 2018
Corporation of the Year, 2018 Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
Igniting Women’s Future, 2018 Honoree, Kathy Patoff, COO MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Leader of the Year, 2018 Richard Chacon, Managing Director Supplier Diversity and Development, MUFG Union Bank
Junior Achievement, 2018 Ashley AbenojaBocek Vice President, Union Bank