This week in ESG news: DWS hit with reports of probes into greenwashing claims; Google calling on companies to commit to energy decarbonization; Moody’s launches SDG investment alignment screening tool; Accenture survey finds younger investors turning to wealth managers for advice on ESG investing; Nike and Lululemon exploring use of sustainable materials; Climate Action 100+ sets sights on Food & Beverage sectors emissions; world’s first fossil-free steel shipped; Philip Morris ties financing terms to progress on smoke-free goals; Maersk orders carbon neutral fuel-powered large ships, 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

Nike Explores Use of Carbon Negative Biomaterial to Reduce Emissions Footprint

Google to Launch Energy Compact Calling on Commitments to Accelerate Electricity Decarbonization

Microsoft, Accenture & Duke Energy Developing Tech-Based Solution to Address Methane Emissions

Lexmark Extends Climate Goals, Targets Carbon Neutrality by 2035

Lululemon Aims to Replace Petrochemicals with Plant-Based Nylon in Partnership with Genomatica

World’s First Fossil-Free HYBRIT Steel Shipped to Volvo

ESG Services and Tools

Moody’s Launches SDG Alignment Screening Tool for Investors

Willis Towers Watson Launches Climate Modelling Tool to Assess Risk & Help Meet Disclosure Requirements

PwC Australia Forms Advisory Group of Sustainability Experts to Guide ESG Advice and Initiatives

Prevalent Integrates ESG Assessments into its Third-Party Risk Management Platform

IdealRatings, GRMA Collaborate on New ESG Data and Reporting Solution

ESG Investing

DWS Shares Stumble on Reports of Regulators’ Investigations into ESG Investing Claims

Amundi Launches Fixed Income Strategies Investing in ESG Improvers

Investor Engagement Network Climate Action 100+ Targets Food & Beverage Sector Supply Chain Emissions

Energy Transition

Gravity-Based Energy Storage Startup Energy Vault Raises $100 Million

Republic Services to Convert Waste to Green Hydrogen in Collaboration with Raven SR

Apollo Invests $150 Million in Energy Storage Software Provider FlexGen

Maersk Orders Eight Carbon Neutral Fuel-Powered Large Ships

Siemens Aims for 1 Million EV Chargers in U.S. with Expanded Manufacturing Footprint

Sustainable Finance

Philip Morris Ties Financing Terms to Progress on Expanding Smoke-Free Business in New Financing Framework

CIBC Boosts Sustainable Finance Target to $300 Billion, Driven by Strong Demand

Exec Appointments

Carbon Management Startup Persefoni Appoints Mike Wallace to Oversee Business Relationships & Platform Integration

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Accenture: Investors Increasingly Want ESG Investment Advice from Wealth Managers

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