This week in ESG news: Deloitte launches climate tech ecosystem to connect businesses with innovators; Goldman Sachs raises $1.6 billion for climate solutions fund; New York puts a price on carbon; Nestlé tests paper packaging for Kit Kat brand; Danone sued over plastic use; CEOs warn sustainability goals at risk; Biden unveils strategy to decarbonize transportation; India to launch inaugural green bond; HSBC picks up green energy infrastructure investment team; strong demand for sustainability linked bonds from Air France-KLM, SK Hynix; Moody’s says ESG issues are increasing credit risk; largest-ever U.S. solar investment announced, 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

Climeworks Provides First-Ever Certified Carbon Removal for Microsoft, Shopify and Stripe

Nestlé Pilots Paper Packaging for KitKat

Danone Sued Over Plastic Use

87% of CEOs Say Sustainable Development Goals at Risk: Accenture, UNGC Survey

ESG Issues to Increase Credit Risk in 2023: Moody’s

Delta Airlines Launching Lab to Develop Sustainable Aviation Innovation

MathWorks Tackles 100% of Scope 2 Emissions with Renewable Energy Deal

Zendesk Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across Product Supply Chain

NFL’s Houston Texans Offset Travel Emissions with Carbon Removal Credits from Occidental

Guest Post: ESG is Under Fire and Education May Save it

Government & Regulators

New York to Charge Emitters $1 Billion per Year, Reinvest in Emissions Reduction

Biden Administration Unveils Strategy to Decarbonize Transportation Sector

Scotland Targets “Renewables Powerhouse” Status with New Clean Energy Transition Strategy

India to Launch Inaugural $2 Billion Green Bond Offering this Month

ESG Services and Tools

Deloitte Launches Climate Tech Ecosystem to Connect Businesses with Solutions and Innovators

Solactive Acquires ESG Research and Stewardship Solutions Provider Minerva

Bain, Schneider Electric Partner to Deliver Corporate Decarbonization Solutions

ESG Investing

Euronext Launches Index Investing in Companies with Approved 1.5°C Climate Targets

Sustainable Finance

PNC Ramps Environmental Finance Goal to $30 Billion

SK Hynix Doubles Sustainability-Linked Bond Offering to $1 Billion on Strong Demand

Air France-KLM Issues €1 Billion High Yield Sustainability-Linked Bond Tied to Climate Goals

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Goldman Sachs Raises $1.6 Billion for Inaugural Private Markets Climate Fund

Green Hydrogen Innovator Hystar Raises $26 Million

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Invest in Environmental Markets Platform Xpansiv

Startup CHOOOSE Raises $15M for Platform Helping Enterprises Provide Climate Action Programs for Customers

TPG Launches Fund to Invest in Underrepresented Asset Managers

HSBC Picks Up Green Energy Infrastructure Investment Team

Energy Transition

Largest Ever U.S. Solar Investment Announced by South Korea’s Qcells

Mercedes-Benz to Launch Global EV Charging Network

Exec Moves

Moody’s Appoints Francisco Martinez-Garcia as Chief DEI Officer

SBTi Appoints Maria Outters as First Chief Impact Officer

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