This week in ESG news: New York becomes first state to ban fossil fuels in buildings; EU lawmakers propose end to generic ‘climate neutral,’ ‘eco-friendly’ green product claims; DeSantis signs anti-ESG ban into law; investors warn companies over plastic use; KKR invests $800 million in renewable energy deals; ADB launches program to mobilize $15 billion in climate finance; TotalEnergies sues Greenpeace over emissions claims; Mitsubishi launches $1 billion climate tech fund; capital raises for real estate clean energy, utility-scale energy storage solutions; California to end sale of diesel trucks, 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

Arkema to Cut Emissions Across Value Chain by More than Half by 2030

New York Bans Fossil Fuels in New Buildings Starting 2026

TotalEnergies Sues Greenpeace Over Claims that Energy Giant Significantly Understates Carbon Footprint

California to End Sales of Diesel Trucks by 2036

BlackRock, Daimler and NextEra to Launch $650 Million EV Charging Network for Trucks

Government & Regulators

Australia to Launch Net Zero Authority to Manage Climate Transition for Workers, Industry, Investors

EU Lawmakers Propose Ban on Generic Environmental Claims to Protect Consumers from Greenwashing

DeSantis Signs Anti-ESG Rules into Law

Australia Regulator Warns Future Super Over Greenwashing

House Votes to Repeal Biden Tariff Relief on Solar Panel Parts Imports

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Diligent Launches Board-Level ESG Reporting Platform

Workiva Integrates CDP Disclosure into ESG Reporting Solution

ESG Services and Tools

Accenture, Cervest Partner on AI-Powered Climate Risk Solutions

Dun & Bradstreet Expands ESG Rankings to 74 Million Companies

Cority Acquires ESG Reporting Software Provider Greenstone

UL Solutions Launches End-to-End ESG Data Management & Reporting Portfolio

WTW Launches Practice to Help Clients Assess, Manage Climate Risks

ESG Investing

$10 Trillion Investor Group Urges Consumer Goods Companies, Retailers to Reduce Plastic Use

Schroders to Launch Fund Offering Investors Access to Energy Transition Infrastructure Opportunities

Sustainable Finance

Investors Confront Barclays at AGM Over Oil & Gas Financing

ADB Launches Program to Mobilize up to $15 Billion in Climate Finance in Developing Countries

Private Equity & Venture Capital

KKR Invests $800 Million in Clean Energy Push

Real Estate Energy Solutions Provider Redaptive Raises $250 Million

KKR Impact Fund Acquires Energy Efficient Data Center Cooling Solution Provider CoolIT

Energy Impact Partners Raises $112 Million for Diverse Owner-Focused Clean Energy Venture Fund

Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Climate Tech Growth Fund

Cleantech Startup Energy Dome Raises $44 Million to Scale “CO2 Battery” Energy Storage Solution

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