This week in ESG news: UK launches sustainability disclosure roadmap for businesses and investors; EY hits its carbon neutral goal; BlackRock outlines use of ESG data to outperform markets; Sustainalytics ESG research and scores added to Bloomberg terminal; Amazon, Unilever & IKEA commit to net zero shipping; LSE publishes climate disclosure guidance for issuers; Coalition of leading banks launches guide to net zero banking; Budweiser plans to brew with hydrogen power; BMW sources fossil free steel; Iberdrola plans massive investments in UK renewables; CAT ties exec compensation to ESG goals; Credit Suisse & BlackRock kick off impact investing partnership; Moody’s & Arabesque launch solutions to help investors meet ESG reporting requirements; Deloitte’s new offering to help businesses build sustainability campaigns & products, 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

EY Hits its Carbon Negative Goal, Targets Net Zero 2025

Amazon, Unilever Among Major Companies Committing to Zero Carbon Shipping by 2040

McDonald’s, Starbucks Back Circular Foodservice Packaging Initiative

BD Launches ESG Strategy, Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

BMW Announces Deal to Source Fossil Free Steel for 2025 Car Models

Budweiser Plans Green Hydrogen-Powered Brewing

Southwest Launches ‘Reduce, Replace and Offset’ Strategy to Hit Climate Goals

Reporting and Disclosure

UK Launches Sustainability Disclosure Requirements for Businesses and Investors

London Stock Exchange Publishes Climate Disclosure Guidance for Issuers

ESG Services and Tools

Moody’s Launches EU Taxonomy Alignment Tool to Help Meet Disclosure Requirements

Sustainalytics ESG Research and Ratings Added to Bloomberg Terminal

Glass Lewis Partners with Arabesque to Provide ESG Data with Proxy Research

Deloitte Launches Offering to Help Businesses Build Social & Sustainability-Focused Campaigns and Programs

BlackRock Backs TPI as it Plans Launch of Climate Transition Data Center for Investors

Arabesque Launches SFDR Reporting Solution for Investors

Government & Regulators

Biden Releases Government-Wide Strategy to Address Financial and Economic Climate Risk

FSOC Calls Climate Change an Emerging Threat to Financial Stability

ESG Investing

Credit Suisse and BlackRock Kick Off Impact Investing Partnership with Health & Wellbeing Fund

Ceres Launches Guide for Investors to Assess and Engage on Company Climate Commitments

EQT Launches Fund Focused on Long-Term Sustainable Transformation of High Impact Potential Companies

Sustainable Finance

Leading Banks Launch Guide to Setting and Implementing Net Zero Banking Strategies

Canada’s ‘Big Six’ Banks Join Net Zero Banking Alliance, Advancing Sector’s Sustainable Finance Commitment

Energy Transition

Climate Action 100+ Launches Net Zero Sector Strategy for Electric Utilities

Iberdrola to Invest £10 Billion in Renewable and Decarbonization Projects in UK by 2025

Stellantis Ramps North America EV Battery Capacity in Deal with Samsung SDI

INEOS to Invest Over €2 Billion in Green Hydrogen Production

Toyota Investing $3.4 Billion to Build US-Based EV Battery Capacity

Exec Appointments

CAT Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer, Ties ESG to Executive Compensation

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Guest Post: ESG Becomes Mainstream – With Major Commercial Implications

BlackRock: Emerging ESG Datasets and Insights Open Up New Avenues for Investment Outperformance

PRI Forecast Tells Investors to Prepare for Major Shift in Global Climate Policy

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