This week in ESG news: Kick off of TNFD, with goal to launch reporting standard for nature-related risk; Anheuser-Busch achieves 100% renewable electricity goal 4 years early; Orsted reaches for title of world’s leading green energy major; KPMG, Ambipar & One Earth back GRI development of biodiversity reporting standard; SEC won’t enforce Trump-era proxy rules; State Street GA hires global head of ESG & sustainable investing; Moody’s expands ESG integration into credit analysis of new sectors; Swiss regulator sets mandatory climate reporting for banks and insurers , 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

Beer Giant Anheuser-Busch Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Goal Four Years Early

The Body Shop Goes 100% Vegan

Iberdrola Introduces Board-Level Responsibility for Climate Action

Smithfield Foods Launches Sustainable Supply Chain, Renewable Energy Commitments

Government, Regulators and Politics

SEC Chief Says Commission Won’t Enforce Trump-Era Proxy Rules Seen as Restricting ESG Initiatives

Swiss Financial Regulator Sets Mandatory Climate Disclosure for Banks and Insurers

Bank of England Targets Net Zero Emissions in Own Operations

Reporting and Disclosure

Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures Launches, Aims to Set Reporting Framework in 2023

KPMG Backs GRI on Development of Biodiversity Reporting Standard

CPA Canada Backs Establishment of Global Sustainability Standards Board

Guest Post: Four Steps to Calculate and Report Scope 3 Emissions

Sustainable Finance

ACCIONA Signs €3.3B ESG-Linked Loans Ahead of IPO of Renewable Energy Subsidiary

NUS, UCL Join List of Higher Education Institutions Issuing Green & Sustainability Bonds

ESG Services and Tools

Moody’s Expands ESG Integration into Credit Analysis of Pharma, Medical Devices, Utilities, US States & Cities

Nasdaq Acquires Carbon Removal Marketplace

Insurance Broker Howden Backs Launch of First ESG-Focused Insurer

Funds and Investors

DWS Launches Blue Economy Equity Fund Focused on Ocean Sustainability

Sony Innovation Fund Launches Initiative to Evaluate and Support Start-ups’ ESG Efforts

Toyota Launches $150 Million Climate Solutions-Focused Venture Fund

Energy Transition

Ørsted Aims to be World’s Leading Green Energy Major by 2030, Launches $57B Investment Plan

bp Acquires 9 GW Solar Portfolio in U.S. from 7X Energy

Exec Appointments

State Street Global Advisors Appoints Karen Wong as Global Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing

EY Canada Appoints Kent Kaufield as ESG Markets Leader & Chief Sustainability Officer

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