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This week in ESG news: G7 leaders form ‘climate club,’ pledge $600 billion for sustainable infrastructure; U.S. Supreme Court decision puts nation’s climate strategy at risk; EY appoints global head for climate & sustainability practice; hundreds of investors to engage companies to report on environmental impact; Switzerland launches climate scores for investment products & portfolios; capital raises for carbon tracking, fast EV charging, energy storage; GRI launches sustainability disclosure standard for agriculture sectors; Fifth Third ramps sustainable finance goals; first-ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered flight completed; PVH, HSBC launch sustainable supply chain finance program, 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

Urgent Corporate Action on Deforestation Needed to Meet Climate Goals: Report

Global Real Estate Investor Hines Targets Net Zero from Buildings Without Offsets

Climeworks Launches Massive Direct Air Capture Plant in Iceland

Euronext to Require Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets from Suppliers

Neste, ATR, Braathens Operate First 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel-Powered Flight

Business Leaders Urge G7 to Ramp Carbon Price, Set Policies Enabling Private Market Investment in Climate Action

Government & Regulators

Supreme Court Decision a Big Setback for US Climate Strategy

G7 Leaders Pledge to Mobilize $600 Billion for Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

Climate Watchdog Warns of “Major Risks” of UK Missing Net Zero Goals

G7 to Launch “Climate Club” to Coordinate Decarbonization, Address Carbon Leakage

European Council Agrees on Tougher Renewables, Energy Efficiency Targets for EU

EU Markets Regulator Releases ESG Ratings Market Assessment as Part of Process to Regulate Sector

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Switzerland Launches Climate Scores for Investment Products and Portfolios

GRI Unveils Sustainability Reporting Standard for Agriculture, Fishing Sectors

Guest Post – ESG Reporting: Can CFOs Really Help to Repair the Planet?

$31 Trillion Investor Group Urges High Impact Risk Companies to Report Climate, Forest, Water Data

ESG Services and Tools

ESG & IR Advisory Clermont Acquired by H.I.G. Capital’s Riveron

Sustainalytics Acquires Property-Level Climate Risk Data Provider Aquantix

KYC Provider Fenergo Launches ESG Compliance Solution for Financial Institutions

Nasdaq to Provide Exchange Technology to Power CIX’s Carbon Credit Platform

Real Estate ESG Data Provider Deepki Acquires Building Sustainability Platform Fabriq

Guest Post: ESG Risks in the Supply Chain and Identifying Weaknesses

ESG Investing

responsAbility, ESG-AM Launch Bond Fund Targeting Industrial Decarbonization Leaders

Amundi Launches Corporate Green Bond Fund

DWS Launches ETF Providing Exposure to US Equities Aligned with Net Zero Pathway

Nuveen to Target Major Emitters Alongside Climate Leaders in New Net Zero Transition Fund

Sustainable Finance

Fifth Third Ramps Sustainable Finance Goal to $100 Billion

Guest Post: How Can Oil & Gas Transition to Carbon Negativity Using Alternative Finance?

HSBC, PVH Launch Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Program

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Fast Charge EV Provider Electra Raises €160 Million

Cleantech Startup Cleartrace Raises $20 Million to Scale Carbon Tracking Platform

Energy Dome Raises $11 Million to Ramp its CO2-Based Utility-Scale Energy Storage Solution

Clean Energy Company Intersect Raises $750 Million to Scale Renewables, Storage & Hydrogen Capacity

Ara Partners Acquires Sustainable Packaging Provider Petainer

Low Carbon Proptech Tech Startup Vestack Raises Over €10 Million

Energy Transition

LyondellBasell Signs Purchase Agreements for 216 MW of Solar & Wind Energy in U.S.

Kraft Heinz Purchases Renewable Energy to Power Most of US Manufacturing

Equinor, SSE Acquire Triton Power, with Plans to Convert Major Gas Plant to Low Carbon Hydrogen

Exec Appointments

EY Appoints Matthew Bell as Global Leader of Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team

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