This week in ESG news: Brookfield raises $15 billion for largest-ever net zero transition fund; EU to require auditing of sustainability reporting; LEGO building a carbon neutral factory in US; BlackRock recommends changes to SEC’s climate reporting rules; Google hits renewable energy supply headwinds; Survey finds execs lack confidence in their own reported ESG data; BofA enters large scale renewables deal to power operations; Salesforce, AT&T launch climate solutions collaboration; Canada moves to ban single use plastics; Honeywell launches climate data solution for building owners, 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

Google Reaches 66% Carbon-Free Energy, but Hits Renewable Energy Supply Headwinds

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Ties Exec Pay to Climate Targets

Carlsberg Trials Fully Recyclable Wood Fibre-Based Beer Bottle

Shell, Accenture and Amex Launch Sustainable Aviation Fuel Platform to Address Business Travel Emissions

KPMG, MaRS Launch Climate Tech Startup Accelerator in Canada

Volvo Testing Next-Generation Zero Emissions Hydrogen-Powered Truck

LEGO to Build a $1 Billion Carbon Neutral Factory in U.S.

Government & Regulators

UK Launches “Green Nudge” Initiative to Encourage Sustainable Investment Choices

Canada Moves to Eliminate Single Use Plastics

Australian Securities Regulator Warns it’s on the Lookout for Greenwashing

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

EU to Require Auditing of Sustainability Reporting, Disclosure by Large non-European Companies

BlackRock Proposes Changes to SEC Climate Disclosure Rules on Scope 3, TCFD Alignment

Survey: Over 70% of Execs Lack Confidence in Their Own ESG Data Reported to Stakeholders

Investor Groups Call to Keep Gas Out of UK’s Green Taxonomy

U.S. Business Leaders Oppose SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules

UK Pensions Required to Disclose 1.5°C Climate Alignment of Portfolios

ESG Services and Tools

ESG Data Platform ESG Book Raises $35 Million

Salesforce, AT&T Launch Climate Solutions Collaboration

Honeywell Launches Solution to Help Building Owners Track & Reach Climate Goals

Normative Launches Free Solution Enabling Businesses to Track Carbon Reporting Compliance

BearingPoint Acquires Sustainability and Environmental Transformation Consultancy I Care

ESG Investing

AllianceBernstein Partners with Impact Engine to Bolster Purpose-Driven Investment Offerings

ICE Launches New Suite of Corporate Bond Climate Indices

Oaktree Commits to Measure & Report Portfolio GHG Emissions

Mirova Acquires Emerging Markets Clean Energy Investment Investor SunFunder

Sustainable Finance

Citi, ING, SocGen to Develop Finance Framework to Decarbonize Aluminum Sector

Private Equity

Brookfield Raises $15 Billion for Largest-Ever Net Zero Transition Fund

Seaweed-Based “Cow Burps” Emissions Reduction Startup Symbrosia Raises $7 Million

Generate Capital Backs Renewable Energy Developer Pine Gate with $500 Million Commitment

Climate Startup EH2 Raises Nearly $200 Million to Scale Green Hydrogen Tech

Energy Transition

Bank of America Sources 160 MW of Solar Energy to Power Operations

Air Liquide, Siemens Energy Team up to Scale Renewable Hydrogen Tech

Schneider Electric Acquires EV Charging Platform EV Connect

Exec Appointments

Sustainalytics Founder Michael Jantzi, SASB Chair Jeffrey Hales Appointed to ISSB

Insignia Financial Names James Tayler Head of Responsible Investing

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