This week in ESG news: Amazon to require suppliers to report on emissions; Biden launches $20 billion cleantech project financing programs; Australia releases green claims rules for companies; EY CFO survey finds sustainability a top priority, but also #1 for budget cuts; Virgin Atlantic plans first-ever 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered transatlantic flight; Deloitte, Salesforce & AT&T partner on IoT-powered ESG data management solution; CDP appoints new CEO; Barclays grows sustainable finance team; capital raises for carbon credit ratings, energy storage, carbon removal data solutions; over 80% of execs report confidence in ability to meet sustainability disclosure requirements, 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

Virgin Atlantic Plans First-Ever 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel-Powered Transatlantic Flight this Year

Tata to Build $5 Billion Gigafactory in UK

Amazon to Require Suppliers to Report Emissions, Set Climate Goals

Bezos Earth Fund Commits $400 Million to Greening U.S. Cities

Government & Regulators

Australia to Launch Decarbonization Plans for Key Sectors

Biden Launches $20 Billion Climate and Clean Tech Project Financing Programs

Australia Releases Rules for Sustainability Claims to Fight Greenwashing by Companies

ESG Reporting & Disclosure

Norway’s $1.3 Trillion Oil Fund Commits to Reporting Portfolio Emissions

Guest Post – Beyond Disclosures: What is the Direction of Travel for ESG Regulation – and How Could Evolving Regulatory Developments Impact your Business?

ESG Services and Tools

ESG Book Launches In-Depth Company ESG Performance Scores

Deloitte, Salesforce, AT&T Collaborate on IoT-Powered ESG Data Management Solution

Guest Post: Data, Disclosures and the New Dawn of Leadership

ESG Investing

AXA IM Alts Invests $49 Million in Amazon Rainforest Restoration Projects

DWS Launches U.S. Green Infrastructure ETF

BlackRock to Expand Voting Choice to Retail Investors in its Largest ETF

Sustainable Finance

Masdar Issues $750 Million Green Bond to Fund “Dark Green” Clean Energy Projects

ING, EIB Launch €600 Million Sustainable Finance Program for SMEs

EIB Commits €800 Million to Finance Climate Projects in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Energy Dome Raises $60 Million for Global Rollout of Energy Storage Solution

Cleantech Startup Release Raises $102 Million to Roll Out Solar & Storage Solutions for Utilities, Mining Companies

Carbon Removal Data Platform Isometric Raises $25 Million

Carbon Credit Ratings Provider Sylvera Raises $57 Million to Fund U.S. Expansion

Exec Moves

CDP Appoints Sherry Madera as New CEO

Barclays Expands Sustainable and Impact Investment Banking Team with Series of Senior Hires

Delta Appoints Amelia DeLuca as Chief Sustainability Officer

Reports, Studies & Surveys

82% of Business Leaders Confident in Meeting New Sustainability Disclosure Requirements: Honeywell Survey

ESG the Top Investment Priority for CFOs… and the Most Vulnerable to Near Term Budget Cuts: EY Survey