This week in ESG news: EU lawmakers adopts corporate sustainability reporting rules; Biden unveils requirements for federal suppliers to report emissions, set climate goals; India prepares for inaugural green bond offering; IKEA Foundation commits $600 million for climate funding; UN-backed experts propose rules for net zero commitments; Sustainable bonds reach record share of market; Republican senators warn law firms about advising clients on ESG; UK proposes disclosure requirements for net zero transition plans; CFA Institute, ACCA launch climate finance course; EU ramps emissions reduction requirements for buildings, agriculture & transport; Volvo ships first trucks with net zero steel, 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

IKEA Foundation to Deploy $600 Million in Climate Funding

Volvo Delivers First Trucks Containing Fossil-Free Steel

UN Expert Group Proposes Rules for Net Zero Commitments

Hotel Chain Iberostar Commits to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Government & Regulators

Biden Unveils Rule Requiring Federal Suppliers to Disclose Emissions, Set Climate Targets

EU Lawmakers Ramp Emissions Reduction Requirements for Road, Ag and Buildings Sectors to 40% by 2030

U.S. Launches Nature Based Solutions Strategy to Fight Climate Change

Republican Senators Warn Law Firms About Advising Clients on ESG

Sunak at COP27: UK to be a “Clean Energy Superpower”

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

EU Lawmakers Adopt Corporate Sustainability Reporting Rules

Guest Post: Why CFOs Need to Start Leading ESG Reporting, Now

UK Unveils Disclosure Framework for Net Zero Transition Plans

Apollo, Oak Hill Launch ESG Disclosure Initiative for Private Credit Market

CDP to Integrate IFRS’ Climate Disclosure Standard

Guest Post: Global Agreement on Sustainability Reporting has Never Been so Close, or More Urgent

ESG Services and Tools

Deloitte, Persefoni Partner on Carbon Measurement Solutions for Banks & Insurers

CFA Institute, ACCA Partner to Launch Climate Finance Course

Cognizant Launches ESG Data and Analytics Solution

CBOE, Luxembourg Stock Exchange Acquire Stake in Sustainability Data Provider Util

Moody’s Looks to Launch Scores of Corporate Net Zero Transition Plans

ESG Investing

Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative Hits $66 Trillion AUM

Lombard Odier Launches Fund Targeting Carbon Market Opportunities

DWS Launches U.S. Equity Dividend, Growth and Value ESG ETFs

Sustainable Finance

India Prepares to Issue Inaugural Green Bond

Sustainable Bonds Hit Record Share of Global Bond Issuance: Moody’s

Goldman Sachs & Bloomberg-backed Climate Fund Announces Sustainable Transport Investments in India, Vietnam

Private Equity & Venture Capital

KKR Invests $400 Million in India-Based Industrial Decarbonization Platform Serentica Renewables

Energy Transition

EU to Double Renewable Energy Deployment to 100 GW Next Year: von der Leyen

European Commission Activates Emergency Measures to Cut Red Tape & Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

Exec Moves

CPP Investments Appoints Richard Manley as Chief Sustainability Officer

Credit Suisse Appoints Nisha Long to Lead New Sustainability Research Team

Vontobel Hires Lombard Odier AsiaPac CIO Nakamura to Lead Sustainable Equities Boutique

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