Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) announced today that it has hired Dr. Tobi Petrocelli as its new Director of Environmental and Sustainability Management, leading the firm’s ESG efforts in the Americas.

Julius Robinson, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas at MUFG, said:

“This year has been a year of unparalleled change, but it’s also been a time to reflect on what we, as a global financial institution, can do to harness our influence in order to drive positive outcomes for all our stakeholders. That’s why I am so pleased that Tobi has joined our organization. Her breadth of experience in sustainability will help guide our environmental practices to build on our record of promoting sustainable growth for clients while simultaneously remaining responsible stewards of our finite natural resources. “

According to MUFG, Petrocelli has extensive knowledge in the field of sustainability management. Before joining MUFG, she founded Verde Enterprises, a consultancy created to develop sustainable solutions and best practices for capital systems and corporate operations through technological innovation and corporate responsibility. She is an active advisor to several organizations including Cancer Expert Now, InQuest, and Impera Intelligence Group, and serves as a Sustainability Advisor for global consulting and standards firm AccountAbility. Her additional sustainability roles have included Communications Consultant with the United Nations Environmental Programme in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability with Clearbrook Global Advisors.

Petrocelli attended Fordham University, Columbia University and Walden University, where she earned a Doctorate in International Business Administration, a Masters in Sustainability Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Communications.

In her new role, Petrocelli will be responsible for sustainability research, analysis and guidance at MUFG, and will contribute to the bank’s environmental policy, and manage relationships with ecological NGOs.