This week in ESG news: Surprise deal in US Senate opens door for $370 billion for climate action; Singapore tackles greenwashing with new ESG fund disclosure rules; Sprite goes green by ditching green bottles; Accenture invests in ESG measurement platform PulsESG; Australia to enshrine climate commitments into law; sustainable bonds grab record share of global bond volumes; Unilever launches sustainable laundry capsule; Mastercard appoints Chief Sustainability Officer; BlackRock supports fewer ESG shareholder resolutions; capital raises for green agTech, sustainable HVAC, rooftop solar & clean energy solutions; Amundi launches ESG Improvers fund for emerging markets; bp, Iberdrola partner on green hydrogen & fast EV charging, 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

Sprite Ends Use of Green Bottles to Boost Green Packaging

Unilever Launches Sustainable Laundry Capsule with Reduced Carbon, Plastic Footprint

Sobeys Parent Empire Commits to Net Zero Goals

Fitch Group to Increase Representation of Women, Minorities Under New DEI Strategy

AllianceBernstein Commits to Net Zero Investments and Operations

Nestlé Opens $340 Million Green Electricity-Powered, Zero Wastewater Coffee Factory in Mexico

Government & Regulators

Last Minute US Senate Deal Set to Unlock $370 Billion for Climate Action

Australia Moves to Enshrine Climate Targets into Law

ECB, ESRB Report Finds Climate Shocks Can Spread Quickly Across Banks, Companies, Financial System

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Singapore Unveils Disclosure Rules for ESG Funds to Reduce Greenwashing Risk

ESG Services and Tools

Guest Post: Combatting Greenwashing

Accenture Invests in ESG Measurement Platform PulsESG

Allfunds Acquires ESG Investment Services and Analytics Provider Mainstreet Partners

GRESB Launches SFDR Reporting Solution for Real Estate Managers

Google, Singapore’s MAS Launch Climate Fintech Incubator Program

JLL Acquires Building Sustainability Tech Provider Envio

Guest Post: With Uncertainty Over the SEC’s Climate Rule, It’s Time To Build Your Compliance Strategy With the Cloud

Moody’s Expands ESG Credit Impact Scores to Cover Healthcare, Agriculture, Transport & Logistics Companies

ESG Investing

BlackRock Casts Fewer Votes Against Companies on Climate, Environment & Social Issues

Amundi Expands “ESG Improvers” Investment Range with New Emerging Markets Fund

Schroders Launches Natural Capital Impact Investment Manager with Conservation International

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Bond Volumes Outperform Broader Market to Reach Record Share: Moody’s

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Backs Sustainable HVAC Startup Blue Frontier

Blackstone Invests in Rooftop Solar Solutions Provider Esdec

Clean Energy Investor Octopus Raises $550 Million to Fuel Global Expansion

AgTech Startup Arable Raises $40 Million to Scale Sustainable Agriculture Solutions

Energy Transition

BP, Iberdrola Join Forces on EV Charging, Green Hydrogen

Air Products Ramps Clean Energy Investment Commitment to $15 Billion

Exec Moves

Thoma Bravo Appoints Donna Riley Bebb as First Head of ESG

Mastercard Appoints Ellen Jackowski as Chief Sustainability Officer

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