This week in ESG news: New EU proposed rules to address human rights, environmental impact in value chains; Allianz Global Investors to push companies to link exec pay to ESG performance; HSBC to slash finance emissions from oil & gas, utilities sector clients; Apollo sees $100 billion energy transition investment opportunity; Chipotle unveils ESG goals tied to exec pay; CFA Institute launches diversity, equity & inclusion code for investment industry; a sustainable finance first by Citi & Stanchart; Science Based Targets initiative names first CEO; cosmetics impact scoring system launched by consortium including Unilever, Estée Lauder, 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

CFA Institute Launches DEI Code for Investment Industry

DHL Expands Supply Chain Carbon “Insetting” Service to Air Freight

Chipotle Ties 2022 Executive Pay to Emissions, Diversity, Sustainable Food Goals

Visa to Invest up to $100 Million to Reduce Economic Disparities, Support Minority-Led Banks

Fresenius Targets Climate Neutrality by 2040

Consumer Products Giants Partner to Launch Impact Scoring System for Cosmetics Products

Hasbro Pledges to Set Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets

Globant Aims to Help Clients Avoid 10 Million Tons of CO2

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Planetly Launches ESG Reporting and Portfolio Management Solution for Investors

Impact Cubed Launches Solution to Help Investors Meet EU Taxonomy Disclosure Requirements

ESG Services and Tools

Climate Tech Startup Project Canary Raises $111 Million to Scale Emissions Measurement Solutions

Avetta Launches Supply Chain Sustainability, ESG Risk Mitigation Solution

Government & Regulators

EU Unveils Proposals Requiring Businesses to Protect Human Rights, Environment in Value Chains

ESG Investing

Apollo Sees Opportunity to Invest Over $100 Billion in Energy Transition, Industrial Decarbonization

Guest Post: Net Zero Finance May Not Be the Answer

AllianzGI to Vote Against Companies That Fail to Link Exec Pay to ESG Goals

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund Reaches €300 Million, Surpassing Fundraising Goal

Slate Asset Management Launches Infrastructure-Focused Impact Investment Strategy

Schroders Unveils New Sustainable Equity, Bond & Digital Infrastructure Funds

Sustainable Finance

Citi, StanChart Arrange First Impact Loan with Both Use-of-Funds, Sustainability-Linked Criteria for Actis

HSBC to Slash Financed Emissions from Oil & Gas Clients by 34% by 2030, 75% for Power & Utilities

Mizuho Issues $500 Million Green Bond to Help Fund Sustainable Finance Goals

Amgen Launches $750 Million Green Bond to Fund Environmental Impact Mitigation Projects

Energy Transition

Distributed Solar & Storage Platform Aspen Power Raises $120 Million, Launches with 200MW Pipeline

Competition, Supply Chain Challenges Push LG to Exit Solar Panel Business

Carbon markets

TPG-Backed Companies Merge to Form Major Carbon and Environmental Credit Provider

Exec Appointments

PwC Australia Appoints Janette O’Neill as its First Chief Sustainability Officer

AEA Investors Appoints Heidi DuBois as Global Head of ESG

SBTi Appoints Luiz Fernando do Amaral to be its First CEO

Inflexion Hires Jennie Galbraith for New ESG Director Role

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