This week in ESG news: London Stock Exchange launches voluntary carbon market; PwC study finds boards lack strong grasp of ESG strategy & risks; Mercedes-Benz secures €11 billion sustainability-linked loan tied to climate goals; TCFD report finds more companies providing climate disclosure; American Airlines invests in hydrogen aviation fuel solutions provider; BlackRock launches website to address anti-ESG campaigns; Switzerland launches inaugural green bond; impact investing passes $1 trillion dollar mark; Microsoft launches Scope 3 emissions tracking solutions; ESG investments soaring as demand outpaces supply, 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

Major Emitters Progressing on Climate Goals, But Lagging on Decarbonization Strategies: CA100+

Stellantis Aims for $2 Billion Revenues from New Vehicle Recycling and Reuse Business

London Stock Exchange Launches Voluntary Carbon Market

Guest Post: Why Biodiversity Risk is a Business Risk

PwC Survey: More Than Half of Boards Lack a Strong Understanding of ESG Strategy or Risks

Government & Regulators

Switzerland Issues Inaugural $766 Million Green Bond

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

TCFD Update Finds More Companies Providing Climate-Related Disclosure, Driven by Investor Demand

ESG Services and Tools

Microsoft Launches Solutions Enabling Scope 3 Emissions Tracking & Analysis

ESG Investing

Impact Investing Passes $1 Trillion for First Time: Report

BlackRock Launches ESG Bond Fund with £500 Million Investment from Scottish Widows

HSBC Launches USD ESG Money Market Fund

PwC: ESG Investments Soaring as Demand Outstrips Supply

BlackRock Launches Website to Address Energy Boycott Claims

Sustainable Finance

Mercedes-Benz Secures €11 Billion Sustainability-Linked Loan Tied to Climate Goals

Galvanize Climate Solutions Hires Joseph Sumberg to Launch Sustainable Real Estate Investment Platform

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Lightrock Raises €860 Million for Inaugural Climate Impact Fund

Apollo Commits $300 Million to Back Plastics Recycling Company Circulus

Mirova Invests €100 Million in EV Charging Startup Zunder

Energy Transition

Honda Unveils Over $4 Billion Investments in US EV and Battery Production

GM Extends All-Electric Strategy to Homes, Businesses with New Energy Management Division

Verizon to Source 100MW of Renewable Energy from New Solar Project

American Airlines Invests in Aviation-Focused Green Hydrogen Startup Universal Hydrogen

Hy24 Raises $2 Billion for Clean Hydrogen Infrastructure Fund

Exec Moves

Singapore Central Bank and Regulator MAS Appoints Gillian Tan as Chief Sustainability Officer

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