Weekly Highlights June 14, 2012

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With Scientists Predicting the World's End (Again), the UN Rattles Its Cup
(Monday - June 11, 2012)
Source: Forbes - Notice all the horrendous news about our environment? That’s a sure sign that the UN is about to throw another mega-gabfest where global leaders will shake their heads and shake down the U.S. for monies that Congress will wisely...

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Osborne says Greece may have to quit euro
(Wednesday - June 13, 2012)
Source: Reuters - Europe may need to sacrifice Greece's membership of its single currency bloc in order to convince Germany to put in more money to save the euro, Britain's finance minister George Osborne suggested in remarks certain to enrage...

Who's funding the green energy revolution?
(Tuesday - June 12, 2012) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: CNN - Money invested in renewable energy reached new heights last year, topping $257 billion. So is the world finally going green? The figures come from The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012 report, a UN Environment...

Rio+20 Earth summit: leaked draft reveals conflict among countries
(Monday - June 11, 2012)
Source: Guardian - The latest draft text that 180 governments are expected to sign up to at the end of the Rio+20 Earth summit has been leaked to the Guardian. According to the UN, only about 20% of the wording has been agreed, so with just three...

Harvard, Others Face New Tactics by SRI Backers
(Friday - June 08, 2012)
Source: Responsible Investment at Harvard - Student groups across the country from high-profile colleges such as Harvard and the University of Chicago are employing new tactics to pressure university endowment managers to adopt more socially responsible investing...

Not everyone hates the rich
(Thursday - June 07, 2012)
Source: CNN Money - Before we start predicting a coming class warfare, keep in mind that Americans may dislike inequality, but they don't all blame the wealthy.

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Pension funds jump in to help backstop corporate acquisitions - Financial Post
(Tuesday - June 12, 2012) Associated Profiles : Canadian Pension Plan (SPF)
Source: Financial Post - For the second time in the past two weeks, a large Canadian pension fund has joined forces with a public ... A few days ago, the Caisse and the CPP Investment Board teamed up "equally, as it turned out â" to provide...

Will the Middle East starve' - Salon
(Monday - June 11, 2012) Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
Source: - Fly over Saudi Arabia today and you will see that the desert sands are dotted with huge circles of green. They were not there 30 years ago. These geometric oases are man-made, the result of a $40 billion national effort to create...

Asiya Investments Chief Economist highlights growing power of Asian economies - AME Info
(Friday - June 08, 2012) Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: AME - The Firm also enjoys the full backing of its major shareholders which are comprised of some of the most prominent institutional investors and business leaders in the region including the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA)...

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 June 14, 2012