This week in ESG news: Biden signs executive order calling for disclosure of financial risks of climate change; KKR acquires sustainability advisory ERM; CFA Institute publishes draft of ESG reporting standards; Deutsche Bank targets ESG opportunities in Asia; IEA says surge in renewable energy investment needed now to reach net zero 2050; Wells Fargo launches inaugural sustainability bond; HSBC’s $100 million climate finance initiative; Amazon & Fidelity invest in zero emissions aviation startup; JPMorgan achieves carbon neutrality, 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

Deutsche Bank Targets Asia ESG Opportunity with Launch of Singapore ESG Center

JPMorgan Achieves Carbon Neutrality in Operations, Sets Carbon Reduction Financing Targets for High Emitting Sectors

Trane Launches $100 Million Access to Education Initiative for Underrepresented Populations

Peet’s Coffee Launches Carbon Offsetting Coffee Service

Government, Regulators and Politics

Biden Order Calls for Disclosure of Financial Risks of Climate Change

Reporting and Disclosure

CFA Institute Publishes Initial Version of New ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

Guest Post: Tackling the Data Challenges of ESG Reporting

BNPP AM, CDP, Partner to Develop Biodiversity Reporting Metrics

Sustainable Finance

Deutsche Bank Pulls Forward Sustainable Finance Goal as Market Accelerates

HSBC Launches $100 Million Climate Finance Initiative

Wells Fargo Taps Underrepresented & Minority-Owned Dealers for Inaugural $1B Sustainability Bond

ESG Services and Tools

KKR Acquires Majority Stake in Sustainability Advisory ERM

IHS Markit to Provide ESG Reporting Platform to TSX-Listed Companies

Ceres, IIGCC Launch Natural Climate Solutions Engagement Tool For Investors

Seneca ESG Integrates Arabesque S-Ray Data Into Investment Management ESG Platform

Funds and Investors

Amundi Transitions Series of Fixed Income ETFs to ESG Funds

Fidelity Canada Launches Investment Funds Aiming to Capture Multi-Decade Decarbonization Opportunity

BlackRock’s iShares Launches ETF Tracking New DAX ESG Target Index

Energy Transition

Amazon, Fidelity, Invest in Zero Emissions Aviation Company BETA

ENGIE Plans Billions in Disposals & Renewables Investments as it Repositions for Energy Transition

SGX Partners with Banks, Investors to Launch Global Carbon Credit Marketplace

Iberdrola, Mitsubishi Power to Jointly Develop Renewable Energy Solutions to Decarbonize Industrial Production  

Exec Appointments

LSEG Appoints David Harris as Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Data & Analytics

Syngenta Group Appoints Daniel Vennard as Chief Sustainability Officer

Reports, Studies & Surveys

IEA: Energy Investment Surge to Nearly $5 Trillion Needed to Reach Net Zero by 2050