This week in ESG news: Sustainable finance set to soar with massive commitments from JPMorgan & Citi; Apple calls for mandatory climate disclosure; SEC finds potentially misleading ESG claims by funds; New York State’s multibillion dollar pension fund divests from oil sands companies; Shell becomes first energy company to bring climate plan to shareholder vote; Walmart pushes suppliers to reduce pesticides; Nuveen sees ESG rising on agenda at AGMs; SEC Commissioner questions value of global ESG standards, 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

Walmart Pushes Reduced Pesticide Use by Suppliers to Protect Pollinators

Johnnie Walker Commits to 100% Net Zero Whisky Production

Under Armour Sets Emissions Reduction, Renewable Energy Goals

H&M Names Maisie Williams as Global Sustainability Ambassador

PRI Launches 3-year Strategic Plan, Prioritizing Climate Change Mitigation and Human Rights

Government, Regulators and Politics

SEC Identifies Potentially Misleading Claims by Funds Regarding ESG Investing Practices

Business, Investment Leaders Call on Biden to Issue Ambitious 2030 Climate Target

Reporting and Disclosure

Apple Calls for Mandatory Climate Reporting

SEC Commissioner Questions Value of Global ESG Standards

Sustainable Finance

JPMorgan Sets $2.5 Trillion Sustainable Finance Goal

Citi Commits $1 Trillion to Sustainable Finance by 2030

JPMorgan Chase Launches Green Economy-Focused Commercial Banking Team

ESG Services and Tools

S&P Global Launches Data Solution to Help Investors with SFDR Disclosure Requirements

ADP Launches DEI Dashboard, Providing Visibility into Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

Carbon Measurement Platform Persefoni Raises $9.7 Million

Funds and Investors

BlackRock and Temasek Launch Decarbonization-Focused Private Fund Partnership

Fintech Seeds Partners with AllianceBernstein, Building Out ESG Offerings for Clients

Willis Towers Watson Sets Net Zero Emissions Target for $166 Billion Investment Portfolios

LGIM Launches Series of ESG-Screened Dividend ETFs

Energy Transition

Shell Publishes Energy Transition Strategy for Shareholder Vote

Blackstone Acquires Sabre Industries, Citing Energy Transition Opportunity

New York State Pension Fund Divesting From Oil Sands Companies Without an Energy Transition Plan

Exec Appointments

Bridgewater Launches Sustainable Investing Venture, Appoints Co-CIOs of Sustainability

KKR Grows Global Infrastructure Team with 3 Energy Transition-Focused Appointments

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Nuveen Sees Climate Disclosure, ESG-Linked Executive Pay as Key 2021 Proxy Season Issues

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