This week in ESG news: SEC chief wants mandatory climate disclosure rules proposal by end of year; IOSCO puts ESG ratings and data providers in regulatory crosshairs; Moody’s forecasts big growth in sustainable bonds & sustainability-linked debt in 2021; BCG to invest in and scale climate-focused ventures; Brookfield, TPG climate funds combine for over $12 billion raised; FCA calls for companies to ‘comply or explain’ on diversity targets; Canada offers to host global sustainability standards body; UN Climate sets net zero roadmap for financial markets; Home Depot eyes 100% renewable electricity; Bain pledges to slash travel emissions; Investor initiative launched targeting food and ag sector emissions; 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

Bain to Slash Emissions from Business Travel

Home Depot to Power Facilities with 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

UN Climate Body Publishes Net Zero Roadmap for Financial Markets

Ceres Launches Investor Initiative Targeting the Largest Food Sector Emitters

Parker Hannifin Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Norfolk Southern Sets Science-Based Emissions Reduction Goal

Government & Regulators

SEC Chair Eyes Mandatory Climate Disclosure Rules Proposal By End of Year

FCA to Require Companies to “Comply or Explain” on Diversity Targets Under New Proposed Rules

IOSCO Puts ESG Ratings and Data Providers in Regulatory Crosshairs

Canada Bids to Host International Sustainability Standards Board HQ, Offers Seed Capital

ESG Services and Tools

BCG Launches Offering to Invest in and Scale Climate-Focused Ventures

Fitch Backs ESG Data and Reporting Solutions Company Diginex

L.E.K. Consulting Ramps Climate and Sustainability Focus with New Center of Excellence

RIMES Launches ESG Data Management Solution for Asset Managers

ESG Investing

Leading Investors Push for Vote on Company Climate Strategies

Robeco Launches US-Focused Green Bond Fund, Anticipating Major Market Growth

Fidelity International to Push for Portfolio Company Action on Gender Diversity and Climate

Energy Transition

TotalEnergies, Amazon Partner on Renewable Energy, Cloud Strategies

Eni Acquires Renewables Developer Dhamma Energy, with 3GW Solar Project Pipeline

Sustainable Finance

Moody’s Forecasts 59% Growth in Sustainable Bond Issuance as Volumes Surge

Prudential Links $4 Billion Credit Facility Terms to Climate and Diversity Goals

Private Equity

Brookfield Raises $7 Billion for Inaugural Net Zero-Focused Impact Fund

TPG Raises Over $5 Billion for Climate Impact Fund

Exec Appointments

Lazard AM Appoints Robert Wall to Build Sustainable Private Infrastructure Team

BlueBay Builds Out ESG Investing Team with New Hires

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