This week in ESG news: TCFD releases disclosure guidance for net zero transition plans; largest-ever green bond deal draws record demand; PwC survey finds boards don’t understand ESG risk; US DOL greenlights ESG investing for pension funds; UK’s climate plan draws in billions for green project investments; Chevron targets emission reductions from use of products; Google & Microsoft launch solutions to track climate impact of cloud usage; JP Morgan joins net zero banking group; IEA outlines $27 trillion investment opportunity from net zero transition; BCG says inaccurate emissions measurement a major roadblock to climate action; ServiceNow launches solution to plan, manage & report sustainability strategies; BlackRock says emerging markets need $1 trillion/year to meet global climate goals , and more.

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Sustainability Goals, Initiatives and Achievements

eBay Pledges to Slash Operational Emissions 90% by 2030

Global Financial Industry Urges Policy Action From World Leaders to Mobilize Trillions in Climate Investments

Leading Cement and Concrete Companies Launch Net Zero Roadmap to Decarbonize the Industry

Chevron Responds to Investor Climate Demands with Value Chain Emissions Reduction Targets

Reporting and Disclosure

TCFD Releases Guidance for Companies to Disclose Net Zero Transition Plans

UK Businesses Call for Mandatory Disclosure of Climate Transition Plans

ESG Services and Tools

Sustainalytics Bolsters Real-Time ESG Data Analytics Capabilities with Addition of Act Analytics Team

Microsoft Releases Dashboard to Assess Climate Impact of Cloud Usage

Google Cloud Enables Users to Measure Emissions from Platform Usage, Expands Carbon-Free Solutions Suite

ServiceNow Launches ESG Solution to Help Companies Plan, Manage and Report Sustainability Strategies

LexisNexis Maps Global Patents to UN SDGs, Providing Insights into Sustainable Innovation Landscape

IBM Launches Environmental Intelligence Software Suite to Help Manage and Report Climate Risk

Government & Regulators

DOL Green Lights ESG Investments for Pension Funds in New Proposal, Reversing Trump-Era Rules

Canada, Germany and France Join International Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions

ESG Investing

Guest Post: A Differentiated Green Investment Opportunity

UK’s Green Transition Plan Attracts $8 Billion of Foreign Capital to Clean Energy, EV Projects

Sustainable Finance

EU Launches the Largest-Ever Green Bond Issue, Deal Draws Record Demand

JPMorgan Joins Net Zero Banking Alliance, Committing to Align Financing with Global Climate Goals

Energy Transition

IEA Report Highlights $27 Trillion Energy Transition Opportunity from Drive to Net Zero

TotalEnergies, GIG, and RIDG Planning Industrial-Scale Green Hydrogen Hub Powered by Offshore Wind

Exec Appointments

ESG Investing Veterans Michael Kelly & Jamie Rantanen Join Sustainability Reporting Solutions Provider Greenstone

Aegon Asset Management Announces Expansion of its Responsible Investment Team

SAP Appoints Supriya Jha as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Reports, Studies & Surveys

PwC Survey: Boards Increasingly Linking ESG to Strategy, But Don’t Fully Grasp Risks

BCG Survey: Inability to Measure Emissions Accurately a Major Roadblock to Climate Goals

BlackRock: Public Sector Must Lead on Mobilizing Capital to Emerging Markets to Achieve Global Climate Goals

EY Ranks US in Top Spot for Renewable Energy Investment Opportunities; Lagging Grid Investments Threaten Global Sustainability Goals