Weekly Highlights July 27, 2012

Jul 27, 2012 7:00 PM ET

These brutal facts about global warming are overwhelming
(Tuesday - July 24, 2012)
Source: First - From the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, to this year’s Rio Summit on climate change nations have made promises galore on fighting global warming. However, little has been done to fight this mammoth problem facing our planet. The fight...

ESG / Sustainability

Good corporate citizens perform well on markets
(Wednesday - July 25, 2012)
Source: - Companies that score well on environmental, social and corporate governance standards are doing well on the markets too. The S&P ESG India index, derived from top-500 companies by market capitalization on the National Stock...

Geithner Says Extending Tax Cut for Wealthy Irresponsible
(Tuesday - July 24, 2012)
Source: Bloomberg - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said President Barack Obama is “absolutely committed” to letting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire as scheduled at the end of this year. “If the president were to say now...

Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise (+video)
(Monday - July 23, 2012)
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Despite global talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide production is up 3 percent in 2011, with three of the top five emitters being developing countries.


Global CEO Sustainability Outlook Survey 2012
(Tuesday - July 24, 2012)
Source: MarketWatch - The report is based on primary surveys conducted by Timetric accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign Wealth Fund Suffers Investment Losses
(Wednesday - July 25, 2012) Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: CRI English - The China Investment Corporation (CIC), the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, said Wednesday its overseas portfolio yield for 2011 stood at negative 4.3 percent due to slow recovery of global economy and the European...

‘Invest Sovereign Wealth Fund in Stocks’
(Tuesday - July 24, 2012) Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: This Day Live - President of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Mr. Ariyo  Olushekun, has called on the Federal Government to invest significant portion of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in the Nigerian capital market so as to...

Investors clobber Spain as crisis deepens -
(Saturday - July 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: - It failed to reach an agreement with the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) after seeking a loan to cover its 50 million pension deficit in return for a loan note and an equity stake in the business. The company has made contributions...

Societe Generale to repay $11 mln to clients: H.K. regulator
(Friday - July 20, 2012) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Yahoo - The Hong Kong regulator said the latest case was referred to the SFC after an earlier investigation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the southern Chinese city's de facto central bank. The SFC in May last year also fined a...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links.  Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of July 27, 2012