This week in ESG news: Google signs deal to power German operations with carbon-free power; AT&T commits to help reduce emissions by 1 billion tons; KPMG CEO survey reveals climate risk top of mind, plans for major ESG investment; Amazon launches rainforest restoration initiative; SGX proposes mandatory climate and diversity disclosures; Verizon invests $1 billion in renewable energy; EY says ESG key to attracting capital in energy industry; LSEG launches a Singapore sustainable finance unit; ESG issues dominate shareholder voting action; BMW aims to reduce lifecycle environmental impact of vehicles, 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

Mercedes-Benz to Source Fossil Free Steel for Vehicles from SSAB

Building Materials Giant Holcim Launches Nature-Positive Strategy Targeting Biodiversity, Water Impact

Amazon Launches Reforestation Initiative Aimed at Restoring Brazil Rainforest

BMW Targets Major Emissions Reduction, Circular Economy Goals with New Sustainability Initiatives

Apple Commits $30 Million to Racial Equity and Justice Initiatives

AT&T Launches Initiative to Help Businesses Reduce Emissions by 1 Billion Tons

Government & Regulators

Switzerland Bids to Host International Sustainability Standards Board in Geneva

Reporting and Disclosure

Singapore Exchange Proposes Mandatory Climate and Board Diversity Disclosure for Issuers

Blue Dot Partners with Diginex to Deliver ESG Reporting Solutions to Investment Managers

ISS ESG Launches Automated Portfolio Reporting Solutions for EU Taxonomy, SFDR Compliance

ESG Services and Tools

OPIS by IHS Markit Launches New Price Assessments for Renewable Energy Certificates, Expanding Carbon Pricing Suite

ESG Platform Goby Acquired by Utility Management Company Conservice

CANDRIAM Academy Launches Company ESG Analysis Training Course for Investors

Moody’s Provides ESG and Climate Scores for Singapore-listed Companies on SGX Website

ESG Investing

BNP Paribas AM Offers Investors Access to Best in Class ESG Performers in China with New ETF

WisdomTree Launches Investment Product Offering Exposure to Performance of Carbon Emissions Allowances

Energy Transition

Google Signs Deal with ENGIE for 24/7 Carbon Free Energy to Power German Operations

Verizon Allocates $1 Billion in Green Bond Proceeds to Renewable Energy

Sustainable Finance

EIB Launches Climate-Focused Advisory Council Chaired by ECB President Christine Lagarde

Munich Re Launches €1 Billion Green Bond After Completing Allocation of Inaugural Offering

LSEG Launches Sustainable Finance Unit in Singapore

Exec Appointments

Cowen Appoints John Miller as ESG Policy Analyst for Washington Research Group

Reports, Studies & Surveys

EY Study Finds Oil Majors Considering Investment Choices as ESG Becomes Key in Attracting Capital

LGIM Study Into Shareholder Votes Reveals ESG Dominating Top Issues for Investors

KPMG: CEOs Looking to Ramp Investments in ESG as Climate Rises to Top of Growth Risks