This week in ESG news: BlackRock’s Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs highlights net zero opportunity, sustainability reporting; Refinitiv makes ESG scores available for free; GM rocks automotive world with net zero, electrification plans; Biden announces key climate actions; UBS forecasts new wave of sustainable finance; Accenture & Salesforce collaborate to bring ESG data to the C-suite; Sustainable finance innovation in forex derivatives, 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

GM Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2040, Aims to Eliminate Tailpipe Emissions

KPMG Consolidates Sustainability Commitments with Launch of Comprehensive ESG Plan

Estée Lauder’s Travel Retail Unit Sets New Sustainability Targets

EY Establishes New Climate Goals Including Carbon Negative in 2021, Net Zero in 2025

Scotch Whisky Industry Launches New Sustainability Strategy

Government, Regulators and Politics

Biden Outlines Key Actions on Climate, Pauses New Oil & Gas Leases on Public Lands and Offshore

Kerry Pledges ‘Significant Investments’ in Climate Action

Reporting and Disclosure

UK’s DWP Releases Results of Consultation on Upcoming Climate Reporting Rules for Pension Schemes

UNEP FI and EBF Test Applicability of EU Taxonomy to Banks and Their Products

Sustainable Finance

Crédit Agricole CIB, Enel Partner on Sustainability-Linked Forex Derivatives

BIS Launches Green Bond Fund for Central Banks, ECB to Invest

Energy Transition

Boeing to Deliver 100% Sustainable Fuel Capable Planes by 2030

Intersect Power Raises $600 Million for Expansion into Clean Infrastructure

ESG Services and Tools

Refinitiv Provides Free Access to Company ESG Scores

Accenture and Salesforce Partner to Bring ESG Data to the C-Suite

Broadridge, Third Economy Launch ESG Advisory Service for Issuers, Asset Managers

Enverus Launches ESG Benchmarking and Scoring Analytics Platform for Energy Industry

Investor Engagement

Climate Action 100+ Develops Aviation-Focused Sector Strategy to Guide Investor Engagement

Funds and Investors

Larry Fink Letter Highlights Net Zero Transformation Opportunity, Centrality of Data and Disclosure

Fidelity Launches ESG Investing Solution for Advisors

UBS Surpasses Impact Investment Goals, Anticipates New Wave of Growth in Sustainable Finance

Exec Appointments

NN Investment Partners Announces Senior Hires for Sustainable & Impact Equity Team

Eurazeo Hires Sustainable Infrastructure-Focused Investment Team

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Aon: Damage from Natural Disasters Reach $268B in 2020, Climate Change Driving Increases