This week in ESG news: Climate neutrality becomes EU law; UK takes next step towards sovereign green bond issue; JPMorgan acquires ESG investing fintech; Nasdaq launches ESG data hub; Nestlé sets water positive goals; More insurers exiting coal underwriting and investment; Sustainalytics launches EU Taxonomy solution; IOSCO’s vision for ESG disclosure; Deutsche Telekom & Samsung partner on green smartphone; Neiman Marcus exits fur; Shell, EDF & Orsted win major US offshore wind deals, 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

Generali Launches Climate Strategy, Exiting Fossil Fuels and Ramping Sustainable Investments

Neiman Marcus Exits Fur in Push for Sustainable Luxury

Nestlé Commits $130 Million to Positive Water Impact Goal

Deutsche Telekom, Samsung Partnering to Launch Green Smartphone

Glencore Accelerates Emissions Reduction Goals as it Acquires Coal Assets from Anglo and BHP

Government, Regulators and Politics

EU Adopts 2050 Climate Neutrality into Law

UK Publishes Green Financing Framework as it Prepares for Inaugural Green Bond Issue

Reporting and Disclosure

IOSCO Outlines its Vision for Sustainability Disclosure

Guest Post: Funds-of-Funds – are you SFDR ready?

Mizuho the First Japanese Financial to Join PCAF, Committing to Disclose Climate Impact of Loans and Investments

Sustainable Finance

EIB Provides its First Sustainability-Linked Loan, Supporting Enel e-Grid Project

TELUS Ties Debt Costs to Climate Goals with Inaugural $750 Million Sustainability Linked Bond

ESG Services and Tools

Sustainalytics Launches EU Taxonomy Alignment Solution for Investors

Nasdaq Provides Single ESG Data Source for Investors with New ESG Data Hub

JLL Launches Data-Centric Solution to Help Commercial Real Estate Industry Reach Sustainability Goals

ESG Investing

JPMorgan Acquires ESG Investing Fintech OpenInvest

Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund Makes First Investment in India, Backing Battery Software Startup ION Energy

HSBC Backs ESG and D&I-Focused Investment Firm RadiantESG

Energy Transition

Maersk Signs Deal for World’s First Carbon Neutral Methanol Fueled Container Ship

EDF, Shell and Orsted Awarded Major Offshore NJ Wind Deals

KKR Appoints Crossover Energy as its Exclusive Energy Transition Solutions Partner

Renault Agreements to Lead to Establishment of Major Battery Capacity in France

Exec Appointments

Rebecca Mikula-Wright Appointed CEO of Climate-Focused Investor Group IGCC

Global Investor EQT Announces Senior Sustainability Appointments

MEAG Appoints Janina Lichnofsky to Newly Created Role of Head of ESG

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