This week in ESG news: Mastercard and DHL join ranks of companies linking exec comp to ESG; UK takes a step closer to mandatory climate reporting; IFRS and leading standards orgs form sustainability reporting working group; green bond issuance soars; UK regulators required to embed climate into decisions; BCG’s new climate and sustainability center; Fitch launches tool to help assess ESG materiality; Climate Action 100+ launches net zero benchmark to evaluate major emitters, and more.

See below for the highlights of the past week, and get all your ESG news at ESG Today:

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Sustainability Goals, Initiatives and Achievements

Mastercard Links Exec Compensation to Sustainability Goals

Sustainability-Focused Investors and Orgs Join Call to Keep Fossil Gas out of EU Taxonomy

DHL Commits €7 Billion to Sustainable Supply Chain, Links Exec Comp to ESG

WBCSD, Leading Businesses Launch Vision and Pathways to Global Sustainable Transformation

Government, Regulators and Politics

UK Financial Regulators Directed to Embed Climate Considerations into Policies and Actions

U.S. DOE Targets Major Reduction in Cost of Solar Energy

SEC Launches Climate and ESG Webpage

Reporting and Disclosure

IFRS Launches Sustainability Reporting Working Group with Leading Standards Bodies

GRI Looks to Improve Human Rights Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Standards

UK Launches Consultation on Mandatory Climate Reporting

Sustainable Finance

NN IP: Green Bond Market on Track to Break Through €1 Trillion This Year

HSBC Launches Sustainability-Linked Derivative Product

ESG Services and Tools

BCG Launches Global Climate and Sustainability Center

Fitch Launches New Tool to Help Companies Assess Materiality of ESG Factors

FTSE Russell Launches Sustainable Investments Insights Hub

Funds and Investors

Guest Post – Impact Investing: A New ESG Frontier

BNP Paribas AM Launches 3 New Sustainable Fixed Income ETFs

Euronext Launches CAC 40 ESG Index Tracking Leading Large Cap Sustainability Performers

Shareholder Engagement

Climate Action 100+ Releases Net Zero Benchmark, Reveals Significant Work Ahead for Major Emitters

Energy Transition

American Petroleum Institute Endorses Carbon Pricing, Climate Reporting

Leading Businesses Call on Japan to Accelerate Renewable Energy Commitment

Exec Appointments

Brown Advisory Hires 3 PMs for New Sustainable Fixed Income Team

Nuveen’s Westchester Group Appoints Cristina Hastings Newsome as Head of Sustainability

Reports, Studies & Surveys

Robeco Survey: Major Increase in Climate Focus for Investors