This week in ESG news: Regulator says proposed sustainability funds not meeting ESG claims; S&P Global appoints head of new ESG unit; BlackRock boosts engagement and voting on climate, diversity, ESG issues; IBM sets 21 environmental sustainability goals; Japan aims to double renewables share of energy mix by 2030 to largest overall; report shows Canada & U.S. leading on sustainable investment growth; Mercedes to invest billions in all-electric bid; private markets investors Carlyle, KKR, Generate ramping investments in renewables and sustainable infrastructure; new ETF launched targeting 100 most impactful companies; Phoenix Group tells asset managers to integrate ESG, support portfolio decarbonization, 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

IBM Sets Broad Range of Environmental Sustainability Goals

Mercedes-Benz to Invest €40 Billion Through 2030 in Move to go All Electric

Jacobs Unveils SDG-Focused Sustainability Strategy

LG Targets Full Transition to Renewable Energy

Government & Regulators

FCA: Proposed ESG Investment Funds Not Meeting Sustainability Claims

Japan to Boost Renewables to Largest Energy Source by 2030 in Bid to Meet Climate Goals

ESG Services and Tools

Guest Post: Tackling the Major ESG Data Challenges

HH Global Launches Sustainability Assessments of Marketing Spend for Major Brands

ESG Investing

BlackRock Stewardship Report Highlights Engagement and Voting on Climate, Diversity, Governance

Phoenix Group to Require Asset Managers to Align on ESG, Climate and Stewardship

ASI Launches Funds Targeting Climate Solutions and Opportunities

Thematic ETF Provider Rize Launches Fund Targeting 100 Most Environmentally Impactful Companies

Lyxor and Bridgewater Launch Sustainable Multi-Asset ‘All Weather’ Fund

Energy Transition, Carbon Markets

Aflac Commits Over $2 Billion to Sustainable Infrastructure Investment in Partnership with Denham Capital

bp Acquires Open Energi, Using AI to Optimize Low Carbon Energy Assets

M&G Announces Investments in Carbon Capture and Storage Companies

Private Equity

Hamilton Lane Raises $149 Million for Social and Environmental Impact Fund

Carlyle Launches Energy Transition-Focused Sustainable Infrastructure Platform

KKR Invests in Impact-Focused Renewable Energy Solutions Company Sol Systems

Generate Capital Raises $2 Billion to Fund Growth in Sustainable Infrastructure and Climate Solutions

Exec Appointments

S&P Global Names Richard Mattison President of New ESG-Focused Unit Sustainable1

SLC Management Appoints Anna Murray Global Head of ESG

CBRE Names Helen Gurfel New Head of Sustainability and Innovation

Reports, Studies & Surveys

GSIA: Canada and U.S. Lead on Growth in Sustainable Investments