This week in ESG news: The U.S. returns to the Paris Agreement on Biden’s first day in office; new ESG reporting tools emerge as disclosure requirements loom; UK asset owners call for big increase in funding for climate action; Moody’s launches ESG scores for sovereign credit; Lyxor measures the ‘temperature’ of investment funds; Korean regulator mandates ESG reporting for listed companies; more M&A in the energy transition space; 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

Nestlé Launches Increased Sustainability Efforts at Nescafé

Fifth Third Announces Achievement of Carbon Neutrality

Government, Regulators and Politics

U.S. Re-Enters The Paris Agreement

Yellen Pledges ‘Very Senior’ Climate Appointment at Treasury, Calls Climate Change an “Existential Threat”

Reporting and Disclosure

Diginex Launches SaaS Solution for Simplified ESG Reporting

Apex Launches Toolset For Asset Managers to Comply with Upcoming EU SFDR Requirements

ISS ESG Launches Solution to Assess EU Taxonomy Alignment Ahead of New Reporting Requirements

Korea Financial Regulator Calls for Mandatory ESG Reporting for KOSPI-listed Firms

GRI Supports EFRAG Proposal to Form Separate Pillar for Non-Financial Reporting

Energy Transition

Aker Extends Reach into Renewable Energy With Acquisition of Mainstream Renewable Power

Total Acquires Stake in India-based Solar Developer Adani Green Energy

Mirova Creates Co-Investment Vehicle For Investors To Participate in Major Renewable Infrastructure Project

ESG Services and Tools

Lyxor Enables Assessment of Funds’ Climate Impact with Launch of Temperature Scores

Moody’s Launches New Scores for Sovereigns Measuring ESG Impact on Credit

ACA Compliance Group Launches ESG Advisory Practice

Investor Engagement

UK Asset Owners Call for ‘Substantially More Funding’ for Climate Action

Funds and Investors

S&P DJI Launches ESG Aligned Index Series with Targeted Risk Allocations

Schroders Completes ESG Integration Process, Now Looking to Understand Impact of Investments

Nuveen Acquires Clean Energy Infrastructure Fund Manager Glennmont Partners

Exec Appointments

Credit Suisse Builds Out ESG Strategy Team with Series of New Hires

LaSalle Announces New ESG Hires Including David DeVos as Global Head of ESG