This week in ESG news: CFA Institute launches global ESG investing certificate; SEC Chair puts climate and ESG front and center; Nike ties exec comp to new 2025 sustainability targets; Deutsche Bank commits to disclose climate impact of loans; BlackRock adds natural capital & human rights to engagement priorities; Apple highlights impact of green bond projects; Accenture invests in ESG data platform Arabesque S-Ray; T. Rowe launches its first impact fund, and more.

See below for the highlights of the past week, and get all your ESG news at ESG Today:

Sustainability Goals, Initiatives and Achievements

Nike Launches Broad Set of 2025 Sustainability Targets, Ties Exec Comp to ESG Goals

Air Canada Commits to Net Zero Operations by 2050

HVAC Giant Trane Commits to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

S&P Global Endorses Say on Climate, Will Bring Climate Plans to Shareholder Vote

Government, Regulators and Politics

SEC’s Lee: “Climate and ESG are Front and Center,” Solicits Public Comments on Climate Disclosure Policy

UK Launches Industrial Decarbonization Strategy, Allocates £1B to Emissions Reduction Projects

Reporting and Disclosure

Guest Post: Markets Must Brace for Hard-Hitting ESG Regulation

Deutsche Bank Joins PCAF, Committing to Disclosing GHG Impact of Loans

Sustainable Finance

Apple Green Bond-Funded Projects Expected to Avoid 921,000 tons of Annual Emissions

ESG Services and Tools

CFA Institute Launches Global ESG Investing Certificate for Investment Professionals

GSAM to Use Moody’s Sovereign Climate Risk Scores

Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in Arabesque S-Ray

NAVEX Integrates SASB into its NAVEX ESG Sustainability Management Solution

Funds and Investors

T. Rowe Price Launches its First Impact Fund

UBS Launches Climate Aware ETF Enabling Investors to Align Investments with Decarbonization Goals

Sun Life Sets $20 Billion Sustainable Investments Goal

Nuveen Real Estate Launches Net Zero Carbon Strategy for $133 Billion Portfolio

Shareholder Engagement

BlackRock Updates Engagement Priorities with New Emphasis on Natural Capital, Human Rights

CP Brings Climate Strategy to Shareholder Vote Following Investor Engagement

Energy Transition

BP Planning 1 GW Blue Hydrogen Plant

Iberdrola Announces 600 MW Offshore Wind Project in Japan

MilliporeSigma, Akamai, Synopsys and Uber Enter Renewable Energy Aggregation Deal with Enel

Exec Appointments

Franklin Templeton Announces New Stewardship and Sustainability Council

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