This week in ESG news: Invesco builds out ESG team as ESG assets surge; financial, industrial and info services leaders join new environmental disclosure initiative; Ford announces massive expansion of US electric vehicle & battery capacity; S&P bolsters ESG capabilities of Capital IQ Pro; HSBC & Temasek launch sustainable infrastructure finance platform; Pandora cuts plastic packaging; GM accelerates 100% renewable energy rollout; regulator says investors interested in ESG investing, but not participating due to greenwashing fears; Industrial & energy giants launch fund to build out clean hydrogen ecosystem; UBS and Robeco launch SDG engagement fund, 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

Ford Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Investments in Major Expansion of EV Capacity and Ecosystem

Vattenfall Joins Race to Zero, targets Net Zero Across Entire Value Chain by 2040

Chemical and Plastics Giant LyondellBasell Accelerates Climate Goals

Pandora Launches Reduced-Plastic Packaging

Nomura to Align Lending and Investment Portfolios with Net Zero Goals

Diageo Begins Distilling Bulleit Bourbon at its First Carbon Neutral Distillery

LA Clippers Partner with Green Finance Company Aspiration on the First Climate Positive Arena

Government & Regulators

New South Wales Targets Private Sector Investment with Pledge to Cut Emissions by Half by 2030

Reporting and Disclosure

BlackRock, Moody’s, S&P Among New Members of Nature Risk Disclosure Initiative TNFD

ESG Services and Tools

Oliver Wyman Launches Multi-Industry Tool to Identify Most Impactful Climate Actions and Strategies

S&P Global Market Intelligence Boosts Climate and ESG Capabilities on New Capital IQ Pro Platform

New Carbon Intensity Calculations from Platts Provide Transparency into Emissions Footprint of Major Oil Fields

ESG Investing

Mirova Launches Environment Solutions-Focused Impact Private Equity Fund

UBS to Invest $1.5 Billion in Robeco Fund Aiming to Engage Companies to Improve SDG Performance

NTAM’s FlexShares Continues Europe Expansion with Launch of ESG & Climate-Focused Emerging Markets ETFs

Sustainable Finance

HSBC and Temasek Launch Financing Platform for Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia

Ford Ties Debt Cost to ESG Goals Under $15.5 Billion Sustainability-Linked Credit Lines

Ericsson Announces $2 Billion Credit Facility with Interest Tied to Suppliers’ Climate Targets

Philip Morris Signs $2.5 Billion “Transformation-Linked” Facility, Tying Debt Costs to Smoke-Free Goals

Hannon Armstrong Establishes First Green Commercial Paper Program in U.S.

Energy Transition

Industrial, Energy Giants Launch Fund to Accelerate Clean Hydrogen Ecosystem

JetBlue Announces $1 Billion Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase Agreement for NYC Airports

GM Accelerates 100% Renewable Energy Goal by 5 Years, Launches Real-Time Carbon Tracking Initiative

Exec Appointments

Invesco Builds Out ESG Team as ESG AUM Surges Past $50 Billion

Carbon Measurement Platform Persefoni Names Rakhi Kumar to Advisory Board

Reports, Studies & Surveys

AMF Study Finds High Retail Investor Interest, Low Participation in Sustainable Investing

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