This week in ESG news: Vanguard launches its first impact fund; Biden considers declaration of climate change emergency; Deutsche Bank appoints its first Chief Sustainability Officer; UK government given 8 months by high court to come up with a climate plan; BlackRock acquires waste-to-renewable gas company for $700 million; PepsiCo issues $1.25 billion green bond; Deloitte hires former KPMG ESG leaders; capital raises for real estate decarbonization solutions, clean water tech & nuclear fusion; UK commits to net zero aviation; Amazon rolls out electric vehicle delivery fleet; Heineken gets suppliers to set net zero targets; Robeco launches fund targeting climate transition enablers and leaders, 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

Amazon Kicks Off Rollout of 100,000 Electric Vehicle Delivery Fleet from Rivian

Heineken Says Suppliers Representing 80% of Packaging Carbon Footprint are Committing to Science-Based Emissions Targets

Dow Scales Plastic Recycling and Circularity Capacity

Mizuho Cuts Emissions 20% by Shifting Data Centers to Renewable Energy

Mastercard, AXA Partner on Forest Restoration

Boeing Unveils Tool to Assess Aviation Decarbonization Pathways

Government & Regulators

Biden Calls Climate Change an Emergency, Considers Use of Executive Powers to Take Action

UK Commits to Net Zero Domestic Aviation and Airports by 2040

UK High Court Orders Government to Provide Details on Plans to Hit Net Zero Targets

ESG Services and Tools

ESG Book Launches Fund Sustainability Scoring Solution

BMO Acquires Emissions Measurement and Carbon Credit Provider Radicle Group

ICE Acquires Emissions Data and Analytics Provider Urgentem

ESG Investing

Vanguard Launches its First Impact Fund

Natixis Launches Green Debt Product Enabling Clients to Support Financing of Renewable Energy Projects

abrdn Transitions Flagship Asia Fund, to Sustainable Investment Products

Robeco Launches Climate Fund Targeting Net Zero Transition Leaders and Enablers

NN IP Expands Impact Range with New Social Bond Fund

Sustainable Finance

PepsiCo Issues $1.25 Billion Green Bond to Fund Ag and Value Chain Sustainability Projects

Iberdrola Signs $550 Million Green Loan with EIB to Fund Wind & Solar Projects

OPG Issues $300M “Nuclear Green Bond”

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Fifth Wall Raises $500 Million for Real Estate Decarbonization Venture Fund

Nuclear Tech Startup TAE Raises $250M to Commercialize Zero Emissions, Non-Radioactive Fusion Energy

Sustainable Drinking Water Tech Provider SOURCE Global Raises Over $130 Million

Cantor Fitzgerald Launches Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

Macquarie’s GIG Invests in US Renewable Energy Platform Galehead

Energy Transition

BlackRock Acquires Organic Waste-to-Renewable Energy Producer Vanguard Renewables

UK Greenlights 8 GW of Offshore Wind Projects

AFC, Infinity, Acquire Largest Renewable Power Producer in Africa

Exec Moves

Deutsche Bank Appoints Jörg Eigendorf as Chief Sustainability Officer

Leapfrog Investments Appoints Julie Wallace as Head of Impact

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Appoints Regional Leaders for Americas, APAC, EMEA

Saks Appoints Alicia Williams as VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Deloitte Hires Wim Bartels, Arjan de Draaijer as Senior Sustainability Partners

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