This week in ESG news: CDP releases environmental scores, 14 of 13,000 companies achieve top rankings across categories; EU adopts EU taxonomy rules for January implementation; Citi CEO says climate profile may determine which clients to serve; Ab InBev commits to net zero emissions value chain; Biden orders federal government to achieve net zero by 2050; Amundi ties exec pay to ESG investing goals; United Airlines completes first flight utilizing 100% sustainable aviation fuel; Walmart supplier finance program incentivizes climate action; BofA issues $2 billion Equality Progress Sustainability Bond, 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

CDP Releases 2021 Company Environmental Scores, 14 Companies Achieve Leadership Rankings Across all Categories

Walmart, HSBC, CDP Collaborate on Financing Program Incentivizing Climate Action in Supply Chain

Beer Giant Ab InBev Commits to Net Zero Emissions Across Value Chain by 2040

L’Oréal to Source Recycled Plastic for Cosmetic Packaging from Veolia

Union Pacific Unveils Climate Action Plan, Sets Net Zero Target

United Airlines Completes First Passenger Flight With 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel-Powered Engine

Reporting and Disclosure

EU Council Clears EU Taxonomy Rules for Climate for Implementation in January 2022

CDP to Collaborate with GRI on Updated Biodiversity Reporting Standard

SimCorp Launches SFDR Reporting and ESG Framework Solutions for Asset Managers

ESG Services and Tools

Moody’s ESG Launches Solution to Assess Company Alignment with Net Zero

ICE Acquires Climate Data and Analytics Providers risQ and Level 11 Analytics

Moody’s Expands ESG Credit Impact Scores to Cover Sectors Including Automakers, Utilities, Media and More

OneTrust Acquires Carbon Management Software Company Planetly

Government & Regulators

EU’s Pension & Insurance Regulator EIOPA Launches 3-Year Sustainable Finance Action Plan

Biden Orders Federal Government to Achieve Net Zero by 2050

ESG Investing

Amundi Launches 2025 ESG Strategy, Ties Exec Pay to ESG Goals

Rockefeller Launches Sustainable Investment Portfolios for HNW Clients

Switzerland, UBS & Credit Suisse Launch SDG-Focused Impact Investing Initiative

Sustainable Finance

Citi CEO Says Bank Will Ask Clients to Measure Emissions, Climate Impact May Determine Which Clients to Serve

BofA Issues $2B Sustainability Bond Targeting Equality, Economic Opportunity, Green Investments

Crédit Agricole CIB Expands Sustainable Finance Policies, Appoints Tanguy Claquin Global Head of Sustainability

Eastman Links $1.5 Billion Credit Facility Pricing to Emissions, Plastic Waste, Diversity Performance

Energy Transition

S&P Global Platts Launches Price Assessments for Carbon Neutral Hydrogen

KKR Launches Platform to Originate, Develop and Operate Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Exec Appointments

Amundi US Appoints Annie Joyce Head of ESG

ISS Corporate Solutions Names Kosmas Papadopoulos Head of Americas Sustainability Advisory

Impact Investing Veteran Clara Barby Joins Al Gore’s Climate Solutions Fund Just Climate

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