This week in ESG news: Congress passes U.S. climate bill; Deloitte & SAP launch sustainability solutions suite; Ford’s record breaking renewable energy deal; California targets 25GW of offshore wind power; Apple targets emissions from product use; India bans export of carbon credits; CBRE signs $3.5B sustainability-linked facility; BlackRock & Clarity AI bring ESG data to private markets investors; Estée Lauder to transition corporate fleet to EVs; HSBC launches biodiversity-focused fund; Orsted requires all suppliers to use 100% renewable energy; Starbucks begins rolling out 1,350-mile EV network; Iberdrola plans $170 million green hydrogen plant, 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

Apple Invests in Clean Energy to Address Emissions Impact of Powering Devices

Alaska Airlines Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase Program for Corporate Customers

BMW Launches Initiatives to Improve Sustainable Packaging, Reduce Emissions in Supply Chain

Burberry’s Net Zero Emissions Goals Approved by SBTi

United Airlines Deposits $10 Million for Purchase of 100 Electric Aircraft from Archer

Estée Lauder to Transition to 100% EV Fleet by 2030

Starbucks Begins Rollout of Denver-to-Seattle EV Charging Network

Government & Regulators

Senate Passes Landmark Bill with Largest-Ever US Climate Investment

India Passes Bill to Accelerate Industrial Clean Energy Adoption, Ban Export of Carbon Credits

ESG Services and Tools

Deloitte Launches End-to-End Sustainability Solutions Suite with SAP

Guest Post: ESG for the IRO

IBM, SMBC and Persefoni Partner to Deliver Carbon Accounting Solutions in Japan

o9 Launches Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions Suite

ESG Investing

HSBC Launches ETF Aimed at Helping Investors Manage Biodiversity Risk

Amundi Expands “ESG Improvers” Investment Range for US Investors

Sustainable Finance

CBRE Group Signs $3.5 Billion Facility Linked to Sustainability Goals

HDFC Signs Largest-Ever Social Loan to Support Affordable Housing

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Sustainable Hydrogen Company Utility Global Raises $25 Million, Appoints New CEO

BlackRock’s eFront Partners with Clarity AI on ESG Data for Private Markets Investors

Energy Transition

California Sets Goal to Ramp Offshore Wind to 25GW, Powering 25 Million Homes

FedEx Office Launches Pilot of Ford Electric Vans for Delivery Network

Ford Signs Record Breaking Renewable Energy Deal

Ørsted Requires All Suppliers to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Iberdrola to Build $170 Million UK Green Hydrogen Plant

Chicago to Transition Buildings, Airports & Operations to 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Exec Moves

WTW Appoints US Climate Finance Negotiator Sarah Conway as Head of Ecosystem Resilience Practice

Nuveen Appoints Kelly Hagg as Head of Responsible Investing Strategy & Solutions

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