This week in ESG news: COP26 brings major announcements, including the launch of the International Sustainability Standards Board, a surge in climate-aligned capital to $130 trillion, launch of a major international pledge to slash methane emissions, new national net zero commitments, and much more; CFA Institute unveils disclosure standards for investment products; PwC C-suite survey reveals lack of confidence in boards’ ESG expertise; new climate goals from Mastercard, Mondelez, Chipotle, Anglo American, Sun Life and others; new portfolio carbon exposure solutions from Goldman Sachs, ISS ESG; issuance of the largest-ever sustainability-linked bond; PRI selects its new CEO; EY says investors fear a green asset bubble, 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

Global Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions Grows to Over 100 Countries, 70% of World Economy

Estée Lauder Sets New Sustainable Packaging Goals, as it Surpasses Prior 2025 Targets

Mastercard Pulls Forward its Net Zero Goal by Ten Years to 2040

Anglo American Looks to Decarbonize Ocean Shipping

Chipotle Targets Supply Chain, Packaging in Pledge to Slash Emissions in Half by 2030

Mondelēz Commits to Net Zero Across its Full Value Chain by 2050

COP26 Day 1-2 Highlights – Climate Finance, Country Commitments, Company Net Zero Goals, Calls for Action

Reporting and Disclosure

IFRS Foundation Announces Official Launch of International Sustainability Standards Board

CFA Institute Publishes ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

UK to Institute Mandatory Disclosure of Net Zero Transition Plans

ESG Services and Tools

Guest Post: 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing ESG Reporting Software

Guest Post: How AI Will Help Asset Managers Provide Truly Sustainable Products at Scale

Goldman Sachs Launches Analytics Solution to Measure & Manage Portfolio Carbon Emissions Exposure

Benchmark ESG Launches ESG Reporting and Performance Tracking Platform

Intuit Launches Online Marketplace to Help Small Businesses Cut Emissions

ISS ESG Launches Solutions to Assess Investment Alignment with Net Zero

Government & Regulators

Regulator FCA Unveils ESG Strategy, Will Launch Disclosure Rules for Sustainable Investment Products, Asset Managers

IOSCO Looks to Tackle Greenwashing with New Recommendations for Securities Regulators

ESG Investing

BlackRock Spearheads $673 Million Climate Finance Fundraise, Targeting Infrastructure Investments in Emerging Markets

Sun Life Unveils 2050 Net Zero Goals for Operations and Investments

JPMorgan, Neuberger Berman Among $11 Trillion New AUM Joining Initiative Committed to Net Zero Investing

Guest Post: How to Craft an Impactful ESG Shareholder Resolution

Sustainable Finance

Net Zero Aligned Capital Surges to $130 Trillion

Teva Issues Largest Ever Sustainability-Linked Bond Tied to Climate and Access to Medicine Goals

Fifth Third Completes Inaugural $500 Million Green Bond Issue

Energy Transition

Eni Acquires Stake in World’s Largest Windfarm from Equinor and SSE

Microsoft Sources 24/7 Renewable Energy for Data Centers

Exec Appointments

Principles for Responsible Investment Names David Atkin as New CEO

Reports, Studies & Surveys

PwC C-Suite Survey: Boards Don’t Understand ESG Risks

EY Survey: Institutional Investors Looking to Ramp Green Investments, but Many Fear a Green Asset Bubble

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