This week in ESG news: Biden vetoes Republican anti-ESG resolution; EU proposes “green claims” rules to protect consumers from greenwashing; Kering commits to emissions reduction across value chain; Microsoft signs direct air capture carbon removal deal; BlackRock to continue engaging companies on climate & emissions; Biden announces $250 million for building decarbonization; first-ever zero carbon footprint shoe unveiled; capital raises for supply chain sustainability, transport decarbonization solutions; EU lawmakers reach deal on rules to decarbonize shipping, 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

Microsoft Signs Deal for Direct Air Capture Carbon Removal

Chubb to Require Methane Emissions Reduction Plans from Oil & Gas Clients

Chipotle Ties Executive Pay to Circular Economy, Diversity, Local Food Sourcing Goals

Allbirds Unveils First-Ever Zero Carbon Footprint Shoe

Guest Post: Powering Up New Leadership for a Changing Energy Environment

L’Oréal, Unilever, Kao Back Venture to Create Bio-based Sustainable Ingredients for Beauty, Consumer Products

TotalEnergies Strengthens Target to Reduce Emissions from Use of Oil Products

Google, LevelTen Pilot Process to Accelerate Clean Energy Purchase Deals by 80%

Kering Commits to 40% Absolute Emissions Reduction Across Value Chain

Government & Regulators

Biden Announces $250 Million Funding to Decarbonize Federal Buildings

ECB Discloses Decarbonization Progress of €385 Billion Corporate Bond Portfolio

EU Lawmakers Announce Deal to Decarbonize Maritime Shipping

EU Launches Green Claims Rules to Protect Consumers from Greenwashing

FCA Warns of “Widespread Failings” in ESG Benchmarks

Biden Vetoes Anti-ESG Resolution

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

IASB Explores Improvements to Climate-Related Disclosure in Financial Statements

ESG Services and Tools

Guest Post: As Climate and Biodiversity become Business Critical ESG Issues, an Integrated Platform can go Beyond Compliance and Deliver Business Value

ESG Investing

BlackRock to Continue Engaging with Companies on Climate Strategy, Emissions Targets

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Heavy Transport Decarbonization Startup Amogy Raises $139 Million

EQT Invests €100 Million in Supply Chain Sustainability Software Startup IntegrityNext

Exec Moves

Franklin Templeton Hires James Andrus for New Senior Sustainability & Stewardship Role

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