This week in ESG news: BlackRock CEO calls decarbonization the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime; SAP accelerates value chain climate commitments; Dow Jones gets into the ESG data and scoring game; Blackstone sees opportunity to invest $100 billion in energy transition; Denmark kicks off inaugural green bond to strong demand; Citi CEO says bank will exit climate-lagging clients as a last resort; Deloitte survey finds C-suite execs becoming more concerned on climate impact; Vanguard to launch impact investing equity fund; Burberry ties interest on £300 million loan to ESG goals, 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

SAP Pledges to Achieve Net Zero Across the Value Chain by 2030

PepsiCo Invests $35 Million to Launch Recycling Initiative with Closed Loop Partners

TotalEnergies Exits Myanmar Citing Human Rights Violations, Shareholder Pressure

Eastman Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Plastic Recycling Facility in France

ESG Services and Reporting Tools

Dow Jones Launches Sustainability Data, ESG Scores for Investors

Guest Post – Stools Need Three Legs: Measuring ESG Results, Not Just Emissions Reductions

Util Launches Sustainability Analytics Platform Revealing Company Impact on SDGs

Qontigo Integrates ESG Data from RepRisk into Portfolio Analytics, Index Solutions

RightShip Launches Toolset to Measure, Report GHG Emissions from Ocean Shipping

Citi Ventures, IKEA Parent Ingka Invest in Consumer Carbon Footprint Tracking Solution Provider Doconomy

Government & Regulators

Denmark Enters Green Bond Market with $570 Million Inaugural Issue

NGFS Appoints MAS’ Ravi Menon as New Chair of Climate-Focused Central Bank Coalition

ESG Investing

Larry Fink CEO Letter: Stakeholder Capitalism is Capitalism

Blackstone Sees Opportunity to Invest $100 Billion in Energy Transition

Vanguard Plans Launch of Impact Investing Equity Fund

Invesco Builds Out Sustainable Investment Offerings in Canada with 8 New ESG ETFs

Candriam Launches Sustainable Bond Fund, Targeting Positive Contributions to UN SDGs

VC Investor Energy Impact Partners Targets $350 Million for Decarbonization Tech Fund

Sustainable Finance

Citi Sets Emissions Reduction Targets for Key Sectors, Pledges to Work with All Clients on Net Zero Transition

Burberry Expands Use of Sustainable Finance with £300 Million Loan Linked to ESG Goals

Investor Group Including Aviva, BlackRock, Macquarie Draft ESG Covenant Package for Infrastructure Finance

Major North American Banks Collaborate to Develop Climate Risk Management Standards

Energy Transition

25 GW ScotWind Offshore Wind Awards Announced

Berkshire Hathaway’s MidAmerican Energy Plans $3.9 Billion Wind and Solar Project

Carlyle Announces Over $100 Million Investments in Clean Energy Storage, EV Infrastructure Tech Companies

Equinor, BP Seal Deal with New York for Large Scale Offshore Wind Projects

Exec Appointments

Franklin Templeton Hires Investing & Stewardship Veteran Anne Simpson as Global Head of Sustainability

Mirova Appoints Mathilde Dufour Director of Sustainability Research

HSBC Expands Sustainable Finance Ranks with New Senior Appointments

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Deloitte C-Suite Survey: Execs More Concerned on Climate, But Meaningful Action Still Lagging

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