This week in ESG news: Microsoft launches carbon-free energy-powered datacenter region; Dow Jones Sustainability Indices announces additions and deletions; sustainability standards leaders & UN agencies launch impact management platform; survey finds investors don’t trust company ESG commitments or disclosure; Biden infrastructure law signed with billions for energy transition spend; Switzerland plans entry into sovereign sustainable finance market; Estée Lauder explores paper-based bottles to replace plastic; PepsiCo looks to help 50 million people under new food security commitment; Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Launch Sustainable Nutrition Fund; Maersk issues its first green bond to finance carbon neutral-powered 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

PepsiCo Launches Food Security Goal, Aiming to Help 50 Million People by 2030

Microsoft Launches 100% Carbon-Free Energy Powered Datacenter Region in Sweden

Estée Lauder Explores Paper-Based Bottles to Help Meet Sustainable Packaging Goals

Packaging Provider Berry Global Raises Circular Plastics Goal to 30% by 2030

Reporting and Disclosure

Sustainability Standards Orgs, UN Agencies, Launch Platform to Support Investors, Companies Manage & Report Sustainability Impact

Biden Signs Infrastructure Deal into Law: Energy Transition Investment Highlights

ESG Services and Tools

Guest Post – If You Build It, Sustainability Will Come: Measurement and the Sustainability Culture

Morningstar Integrates Sustainalytics Country Ratings into it Fund Sustainability Risk Rating Tool

Moody’s Adds Large US Cities and Counties to ESG Issuer Profile and Credit Impact Scores

S&P Global Platts, Xpansiv, Partner to Increase Transparency in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

Government & Regulators

SEC Adopts Rules Helping Shareholders Vote for Activists, Proposes Reversing Trump Era Proxy Advice Limitations

ESG Investing

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Results Announced: Alphabet, Medtronic are In, Nestlé, TotalEnergies Out

Guest Post: Institutional Investor Considerations for Implementing Net Zero Goals

S&P DJI Launches S&P 500 Equal Weight ESG Index

Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Launch Sustainable Nutrition Fund

State Street Global Advisors Launches Inclusion and Diversity-Focused Money Market Share Class

Sustainable Finance

Switzerland Unveils Plans to Issue Green Bonds

Maersk Finances Carbon Neutral-Fueled Ship Order with Inaugural €500 Million Green Bond

BNY Mellon Enables Incorporation of ESG Factors into Collateral Decisions and Negotiations

Energy Transition

Equinor Ramps Renewables Presence in Korea with 3GW Offshore Wind Agreement

Chemical Giant BASF Signs 25-Year Renewable Power Agreement with Ørsted

Shell to Move to the UK as it Gears Up Energy Transition Strategy

Exec Appointments

ESG Software Provider Emex Expands Exec Ranks with Hire of New Chief Revenue & Marketing Officers

Asset Manager Ninety One Appoints Nazmeera Moola as Chief Sustainability Officer

Eaton Appoints Harold Jones as Chief Sustainability Officer

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Edelman Survey: Investors Don’t Trust Company ESG Disclosures or Commitments

NAVEX Survey: Corporate ESG and Compliance Functions Converging

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