This week in ESG news: SEC unveils proposed rules for mandatory climate reporting; Canada issues inaugural $5 billion green bond; Larry Fink says war will accelerate net zero energy transition; IFRS & GRI agree to align sustainability disclosure standards; HSBC grows sustainable finance & investing teams; DHL announces two of the biggest-ever sustainable aviation fuel deals; Goldman raises climate reporting expectations for portfolio companies; ING plans major boost in renewable financing; emerging carbon marketplaces announce collaboration; Nuveen survey finds investors on the hunt for climate opportunities; Moody’s expands ESG integration into credit scores, 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

Metlife Commits Over $2.5 Billion to DEI Initiatives

Loblaw Sets Net Zero Commitment Across Full Value Chain

Dow Announces Strategic Investment in Advanced Plastics Recycling Startup Plastogaz

Keurig Dr Pepper Commits to Achieve Net Positive Impact in Water-Stressed Basins

Eni, Air Liquide Target Hard-to-Abate Industries with Carbon Capture Solutions

Electrolux Sources Lower Emissions Fuels for 25% of its Ocean Shipping

Government & Regulators

The SEC Unveils Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Sustainability Reporting Frameworks Converging: IFRS, GRI Agree to Align Disclosure Standards

Goldman Sachs Raises Climate Reporting Expectations for Companies

MAS, CDP Launch Sustainability Disclosure & ESG Data Access Collaboration

ESG Services and Tools

ISS ESG Launches Water Risk Ratings

Moody’s Integrates ESG into Credit Scores for Airlines, Restaurants, Gaming Companies

AMX Launches Climate Reporting Hub for Pensions Funds

Swiss Stock Exchange Operator SIX to Provide ESG and EU Taxonomy Data from Sustainalytics

ESG Investing

Amundi Moves ESG ETF Suite to Track Paris Aligned Benchmarks

BNY Mellon Launches Actively Managed ESG Bond ETF

Federated Hermes Launches Biodiversity Fund with London’s Natural History Museum

Sustainable Finance

Canada Issues Inaugural $5 Billion Green Bond

ING Plans Major Boost in Renewable Energy Finance, Exits Financing of New Oil & Gas Projects

Private Markets & Venture Capital

Goldman Sachs Leads $140 Million Financing of Sustainable Cold Chain Packaging Company TemperPack

China’s NIO Capital Raises $400 Million for Decarbonization & Digitalization-Focused Venture Fund

Carbon Markets

Carbon Market Platforms Carbonplace, CIX Team Up to Scale Access, Transparency of Carbon Credit Trading

Energy Transition

BlackRock CEO Says War Will Accelerate Long Term Clean Energy Transition

DHL Announces Major Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals with bp, Neste

bp Plans £1 Billion Investment to Build Out UK EV Charging Network

Stellantis, LG to Launch $4 Billion EV Battery Plant in Canada

Air Liquide Plans Billions in Hydrogen Supply Chain Investments

bp Enters Accelerating Japan Offshore Wind Market

Exec Appointments

HSBC AM Builds Out Sustainable Investing Team with New Senior Hires

abrdn Appoints Amanda Young as Chief Sustainability Officer, Leading New Sustainable Investing Team

Renewable Energy Investor Low Carbon Taps Tech Veteran Ed Colligan to Support Americas Expansion

HSBC Announces Series of Senior Sustainability Appointments in Move to Scale Sustainable Finance Talent

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Survey: Investors Shifting to Offense on Climate as Attention Turns to Low Carbon Transition Opportunities

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