This week in ESG news: Shell & Lufthansa announce one of the largest-ever sustainable aviation fuel deals; India ramps 2030 emissions reduction commitment to 45%; Singapore kicks off multi-year green bond program to strong demand; Hilton pledges to cut emissions from hotel portfolio; Carlyle launches sustainability-linked finance program; Lear to power global operations with renewable energy by 2030; GM raises over $2 billion with first green bond; UK investigates greenwashing by fashion retailers; capital raises for sustainable energy storage, automated solar; renewable fuels and electric trucks; consolidation in environmental & carbon markets; anti-greenwashing rules for Australia’s banks and investment funds, 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

Lear Commits to 100% Renewable Energy Across Global Operations by 2030

BASF to Surpass 25% Renewable Energy in North America with New Supply Deals

Lufthansa Unveils “Green Fare,” Embedding Cost of Offsetting Flight CO2 in Price

Hilton Sets Emissions Reduction Goal for Hotels

Visa Launches Sustainability Features Suite for AsiaPac Cardholders

Turkish Airlines Launches Program Enabling Passengers to Offset Travel Emissions

DSM Accelerates Climate Targets, Pledges 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

Government & Regulators

India Commits to 45% Emissions Intensity Reduction by 2030

Australia Financial Regulator Says Financial Institutions Still at Early Stages of Integrating Climate Risk

Biden Turns to Private Sector to Ramp Building Decarbonization Efforts

UK Competition Regulator Investigates Green Claims of Fashion Retailers

ESG Services and Tools

Impact Assessment Startup Proof of Impact Raises $6 Million

United Rentals Launches Solution to Track and Report Emissions from Rented Equipment

Blackstone-backed Carbon & Environmental Markets Platform Xpansiv Acquires Markets Infrastructure Provider APX

ESG Investing

Australia Financial Industry Body Sets Anti-Greenwashing Expectations for Fund Managers

Sustainable Finance

Singapore Raises S$2.4 Billion in Inaugural Green Bond Offering

Citi Launches Sustainable Deposit Solution in Asia Pacific

Carlyle Launches Decarbonization-Linked Finance Program for Private Credit Market

GM Issues its First Green Bond to Power Clean Transportation Investments

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Warburg Pincus Invests $250 Million in Renewable Fuels Project Montana Renewables

Heavy Duty Electric Truck Manufacturer Orange EV Raises $35 Million to Meet Growing Demand

Carlyle, GIC, Back Gigawatt-Scale Green Ammonia Developer Eneus Energy

CleanTech Provider Terabase Raises $44 Million to Scale Automated Solar Deployment Platform

Sustainable Battery Tech Company VoltStorage Raises $24 Million for Lithium Alternative Solution

Energy Transition

Shell, Lufthansa Announce One of the Largest-Ever Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deals

Alaska Airlines Announces 185 Million Gallon Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deal with Gevo

Renewable Energy Developer Longroad Raises $500 Million to Fund Transition to Asset Ownership Model

BP to Invest up to $60 Million in UK EV Battery R&D Center

Exec Moves

Standard Chartered Hires Google Sustainability Leader Kerry Constabile to Head Net Zero & Sustainability Strategy Teams

Ahold Delhaize Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer

Robeco Hires David Thomas for Upcoming Launch of Biodiversity Strategy

Deloitte Africa Hires Sustainability Reporting Leaders Jayne Mammatt and Jyoti Vallabh

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