This week in ESG news: EU lawmakers agree to regulate ESG ratings providers; Brookfield raises $10 billion for climate transition fund, on track for largest ever; EU proposes new 2040 climate goal; Deloitte, Informatica, Workiva partner on ESG data and reporting; HSBC, Google launch climate tech finance partnership; GRI launches sustainability reporting standard for mining sector; Barclays ends financing for new oil and gas projects; EU lawmakers agree to delay sector sustainability reporting standards; number of companies committing to science-based climate targets doubles; MSCI launches ESG data reporting solution for private markets; most execs report lacking high-quality sustainability data, 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

SBTi Says Number of Companies Setting Validated Climate Targets Doubles in Past Year

US Postal Service Sets New Climate, Circular Economy Goals

Guest Post: US Corporations Can Be a Driving Force in the Fight Against Forced Labor Worldwide

Lamborghini Targets 40% Reduction in Emissions Across the Value Chain by 2030

Guest Post: Six Steps Leaders Can Take to Accelerate Their Sustainability Transformation Efforts

Government & Regulators

EU Lawmakers Reach Deal on New Regulation to Scale Clean Tech Industries

EU Launches Strategy to Massively Boost Carbon Capture to Hit Climate Goals

European Commission Proposes New Target to Cut EU Emissions 90% by 2040

China Sets Tougher Regulations for Carbon Trading Market

ESG Reporting

EU Lawmakers Agree to Delay Sustainability Reporting Standards for Specific Sectors and non-EU Companies by 2 Years

Guest Post: Becoming an Early Adopter of TNFD is the Easy Part, Now the Hard Work Begins

GRI Launches Sustainability Reporting Standard for Mining Sector

ESG Services and Tools

Moody’s Rolls Out New Scoring System of Companies’ Net Zero Transition Plans

MSCI Launches Sustainability Data Reporting Solution for Private Markets

EU Lawmakers Agree to Regulate ESG Ratings Providers

Deloitte Partners with Informatica, Workiva on New ESG Data and Reporting Ecosystem

Sustainable Finance

Barclays Ends Direct Financing for New Oil and Gas Projects

HSBC, Google Partner to Finance and Grow Climate Tech Companies

Hong Kong Issues $765 Million Digital Green Bond

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Voyager Ventures Raises $100 Million for Climate Tech VC Fund

Cleantech Startup Avnos Raises $36 Million to Capture Carbon and Water from the Atmosphere

Brookfield Raises $10 Billion for Climate Transition Fund

Exec Moves

TPG Hires Scott Lebovitz as Head of Infrastructure for Climate Investing Platform

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Only 27% of Execs Report Having Access to High Quality Sustainability Data: Salesforce Survey