This week in ESG news: Ambitious new climate goals from U.S., UK, Japan; Mandatory sustainability reporting extended to 50,000 EU companies; S&P Global launches centralized group for sustainability offerings; More than 100 major companies commit to Net Zero emissions by 2040; Amazon becomes largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe; McKinsey launches climate-focused consulting platform; Salesforce’s new toolset to track supply chain emissions; State Street launches partnership with S&P Global Trucost bringing climate data to clients; Companies increasingly integrating cost of carbon into strategies and decisions, 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

The Climate Pledge Passes 100 Companies Committing to Net Zero Emissions by 2040

Visa Reaches Carbon Neutrality, Aims to Become Climate Positive

Heineken Commits to Carbon Neutral Brewing

Government, Regulators and Politics

President Biden Announces Climate Goal for U.S.: 50-52% Emissions Reduction by 2030

UK to Cut Emissions 78% by 2035

Investors Move to Scrap Trump-Era Shareholder Proposal Rules Restricting ESG Efforts

Japan Doubles Down on 2030 Climate Goal

Reporting and Disclosure

EU Extends Mandatory Sustainability Reporting to 50,000 Companies

Treasury Secretary Yellen Endorses TCFD Reporting, IFRS Sustainability Standards Initiative

Salesforce Joins the Call for Mandatory Climate Disclosure

Sustainable Finance

Hannon Armstrong Links Debt Costs to Environmental Sustainability Goals in New $400M Credit Facility

ESG Services and Tools

S&P Global Establishes Centralized Group for ESG and Sustainability Offerings

McKinsey Launches Platform to Help Clients with Net Zero Transformation

Salesforce Launches Toolset Enabling Companies to Track Carbon Emissions Across the Supply Chain

State Street and S&P Global Trucost Partner to Bring Climate Data and Analytics to $40T Client Assets

Sustainability Advisory ERM Acquires Consulting Firm Sustainalize

Funds and Investors

State Street Global Advisors Joins Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Financial Sector Net Zero Initiatives Unite Under New Industry-Wide Alliance

Energy Transition

Amazon Launches New Wind & Solar Projects, Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Renewables Buyer

Exec Appointments

ESG Investor Trillium Launches UK-Based Investment Team

FCA Appoints Sacha Sadan to Key ESG and Sustainable Finance Policy Role

Reports, Studies & Surveys

CDP Study: More Companies Putting a Price on Carbon

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