This week in ESG news: BlackRock hits back at anti-ESG politics; J.P. Morgan launches new digital ESG investing platform embracing “double materiality”; Australia’s climate targets become law; EY acquires Canadian sustainability consulting firm; Mizuho’s €800 million green bond; Iberdrola commits to invest $3 billion in Australia’s energy transition; S&P launches ‘carbon budget’ index series; Kearney announces science-based emissions goals; CIP raises €3 billion for industrial decarbonization-focused fund; Barclay’s appoints global sustainable finance head; PwC to remove thousands of tons of CO2, 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

Kearney Commits to 90% Absolute Emissions Reductions Across Value Chain by 2050

GAM Announces 2030 Investment Emissions Reduction Targets

Corporate Emissions Targets Across All G7 Countries Fall Short of Global Climate Goals: Report

Guest Post: Sustainability in Commercial Aviation – More than Just Fuel

PwC Switzerland Signs Agreement with Climeworks to Remove Thousands of Tons of CO2

Government & Regulators

Australia’s Climate Targets Enshrined into Law

ESG Services and Tools

J.P. Morgan Launches New Digital ESG Platform for Investors

Guest Post – A New Approach: Digitizing Climate Action

Moody’s Launches Solution to Integrate ESG Factors into P&C Insurance Underwriting

Morningstar Launches Platform Enabling Investors to Identify Fund ESG Risk, Impact & Opportunities

EY Acquires Canadian ESG Consulting Firm AFARA

ESG Advisory Longevity Partners Launches Asia Headquarters in Tokyo

ESG Investing

BlackRock Strikes Back Against Climate Activism Claims

S&P DJI Launches Index Series Targeting Annual Emissions Reductions to Net Zero by 2050

Manulife Launches Global Climate Action Fund in Europe

AXA IM Launches Active ETF Platform with New Climate and Biodiversity Funds

Sustainable Finance

Moody’s Transfers Sustainable Debt Opinion Service to Ratings Agency, Proposes new Assessment Framework

Mizuho Issues €800 Million Green Bond to Finance Environmental Projects

Private Equity & Venture Capital

CIP Raises €3 Billion for Industrial Decarbonization-Focused Energy Transition Fund

Energy Transition

Iberdrola Commits to Invest up to €3 Billion in Australian Energy Transition

Exec Moves

JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking Appoints Eric Cohen to Lead Green Economy Team

Franklin Templeton Appoints Jean-Marc Pont to Lead Sustainable Product Strategy

Putnam Appoints Jackie VanderBrug as Head of Sustainability Strategy

Barclays Appoints Daniel Hanna as Global Head of Sustainable Finance for CIB

Eurosif Names Aleksandra Palinska as New Executive Director

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