This week in ESG news: COP26 conclusion highlights for climate finance, fossil fuels and carbon markets; Blackstone names SASB founder and former CEO as head of ESG; Singapore regulator MAS launches ESG data and disclosure platform; JPMorgan sources 100% renewable energy for UK operations; SBTi to develop net zero standard for banks and investors; Kia unveils Sustainable Mobility Pledge; US & China agree to cooperate on climate; London Stock Exchange to launch market for carbon funds; Visa introduces sustainability features and rewards for cardholders; Executives warn of job losses, employee resistance to climate transition plans; SAP launches solution for sustainable product design, and more.

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


COP26 Reaches Final Agreement: Highlights of the Glasgow Climate Pact

U.S. & China Announce Climate Cooperation Pledge at COP26

Sustainability Goals, Initiatives and Achievements

Ahold Delhaize Accelerates Climate Goals, Commits to Net Zero Value Chain by 2050

Kia Sets Emissions, Electrification & Renewables Targets in Sustainable Mobility Pledge

CAT, Newmont Partner to Deliver Zero Carbon Emissions End-to-End Mining System

Visa Introduces Package of Sustainability Features and Benefits for Cardholders

Luxury Brand Burberry Launches Biodiversity Strategy, Focused on Protecting & Restoring Nature

Reporting and Disclosure

Singapore Financial Regulator to Launch ESG Disclosure and Data Platforms

ESG Services and Tools

SBTi Aims to Launch Net Zero Standard for Finance

Carbon Accounting Platform Persefoni Expands into UK as Climate Disclosure Requirements Grow

Diginex Launches Carbon Measurement and Tracking Solution

ERM Acquires Canadian ESG and Sustainability Consultancy Stratos

SBTi Launches Guidance for Private Equity Firms to Align Portfolios with Global Climate Goals

SAP Launches Circular Economy Software Solution, Enabling Sustainable Product Design

Government & Regulators

Fossil Fuel Producing Nations Hold Back from Coalition to Phase Out Oil & Gas, Highlighting Key COP26 Sticking Point

ESG Investing

M&G Raises €1.5 Billion for European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

AllianzGI, EIB Launch €500 Million Emerging Markets Climate Fund

London Stock Exchange to Launch Market for Carbon Funds

Sustainable Finance

Holcim Pledges to Reach 40% Sustainable Financing by 2024

Energy Transition

Daimler Truck, TotalEnergies Partner on Hydrogen Ecosystem for Heavy Duty Trucks

ENGIE, Crédit Agricole Acquire Spanish Renewable Power Producer Eolia

JPMorgan Secures 100% Renewable Electricity for UK Operations

Nokia Targets 100% Renewable Energy Use by 2025

Exec Appointments

Blackstone Appoints SASB Founder Jean Rogers as Global Head of ESG

Apollo Taps Amazon’s Carletta Ooton to be New Head of ESG for Private Equity

BNP Paribas AM Announces Series of Senior Sustainable Investing Hires & Appointments

Reports, Studies & Surveys

C-Suite Survey: Climate Plans to Result in Job Losses, Employee Resistance

Moody’s Sees $45 Trillion Investment Opportunity from Carbon Transition

Global National Climate Targets Not Aligned with Paris Agreement Goals: FTSE Russell

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