This week in ESG news – Two of the world’s top 10 GHG emitting countries commit to net zero by 2050; Private equity giant KKR launches renewable energy investment platform; Launch of the first ever ESG-linked FX derivative; New AI-based tools for ESG investors, New ESG index funds, 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

Enel Set Target for 80% GHG Reduction by 2030

Japan Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

South Korea Sets Goal for Carbon Neutrality by 2050, Closely Following Japan

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance Innovation Continues with Deutsche Bank’s First Ever ESG-Linked FX Derivative

Societe Generale Strengthens Climate Strategy, Will No Longer Finance Onshore US Oil and Gas

Energy Transition

KKR Launches Renewable Energy Investment Platform in India, as Renewables Set to Dominate Energy Mix

RGREEN INVEST Announces Close of Energy Transition Infrastructure Fund, Reaching €480 Million

ESG Services and Tools

ESG Analytics Launches AI-Powered ESG Research and Data Platform

Util Launches AI-based ESG Analytics Solution to Assess Company Impact on UN SDGs

Interactive Brokers Launches ESG Tool for Investors to Assess Portfolio Sustainability

Funds and Investors

MSCI Launches New Suite of Paris-Aligned Climate Indices

AllianceBernstein Sets Sustainability Policies Covering Climate, Forced Labor, Vendors

Institutional Investors Call on Major Emitters to Disclose on Climate Lobbying

Exec Appointments

Deutsche Bank Hires Kalpana Seethepalli for Asia Pacific ESG Team

FMC Appoints Karen Totland as New Chief Sustainability Officer

Reports and Surveys

TCFD Reports 85% Increase in Organizations Supporting Climate Disclosure Recommendations

Circular Economy

P&G Launches Reusable & Refillable Bottle for Hair Care Brands 

AB InBev Removes Plastic Rings From Entire Budweiser UK&I Beer Portfolio