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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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Company non-response
15 September 2018

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to respond to a report mentioning the bank as a co-financier of the companies involved in the construction of the collapsed dam that forms part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy...

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2 September 2018

Commentary: Banks' coal policies ineffective; Standard Chartered can lead peers by committing to renewable-energy projects

Author: Julien Vincent, Asia Times

"The power of finance to slow new coal plants", 29 August 2018...

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24 August 2018

Laos: Groups demand accountability from companies as well as insurers for collapse of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam

On 23 July 2018, a dam in the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower project collapsed and released massive amount of water that resulted to disastrous flooding in districts of southern Laos....

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7 July 2018

Japan: Environmental NGOs respond to statement by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group CEO on restricting coal-fired power financing

Author: 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan & Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

In the global petition led by 350.org Japan and supporting groups, the three financial major groups including SMFG are requested to:...

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7 July 2018

Japan: NGOs urge Japanese mega-banks to stop funding coal projects, banks respond

Four Japanese environmental organisations, 350.org Japan, FOE Japan, Greenpeace Japan, and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, urged the three Japanese mega-banks (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mitusbishi UFJ Financial Group...

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7 July 2018

Japan: “A small step forward, but not nearly enough”- Environmental NGOs Respond to Release of New MUFG Environmental, Social and Human Rights Policy

Author: 350.org Japan, JACSES, Rainforest Action Network(RAN), Kiko Network, FoE Japan

MUFG’s publication of comprehensive environmental and social safeguards for its loans and underwriting is a first among Japan’s megabanks, which consist of MUFG, Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. We are paying close attention...

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7 July 2018
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Author: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

…パリ協定等を受けて、欧米銀行の一部では石炭火力発電所への新規与信を制限する動きが出ていることは認識しているが、一方で産業界や途上国の発展を支えることも我々の大切な使命である。石炭火力発電向けの新規与信採り上げに際しては、OECD 公的輸出信用アレンジメントなどの国際的ガイドラインを参考に、石炭火力発電を巡る各国ならびに国際的状況を十分に認識した上で、ファイナンスの可否を慎重に検討している。…...

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7 July 2018
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Author: 国際環境NGO 350.org日本支部 350.org Japan、「環境・持続社会」研究センター(JACSES)、 レインフォレスト・アクション・ネットワーク(RAN)、 認定NPO法人 気候ネットワーク、国際環境NGO FoE Japan

私たちは、今回のMUFGの動きに大いに注目しており、環境社会配慮の方針の明確化は同グループの金融活動が引き起こしている気候変動、森林破壊、人権侵害などの問題にMUFGが向き合おうとしている姿勢として評価する。しかし、「パリ協定」及び「持続可能な開発目標(Sustainable Development Goals:SDGs)」などの重要な国際的目標を実現するためには、具体的な取り組み内容を向上させることが必要だと考える。

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