SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights May 24, 2012

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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights May 24, 2012

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:35pm

U.N. Readies Largest Ever 'Save The Planet' Summit
(Monday - May 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Forbes - Next month, the United Nations will hold what is expected to be the largest ever gathering of leaders to discuss sustainable development at a time when inequality is on the rise from the U.S. to China. Around 180 world leaders..

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Are companies ready for the new activist shareholder?
(Wednesday - May 23, 2012) Associated Profiles : As You Sow
Source: CNN Money - FORTUNE -- Exposing fibs, exaggerations and indiscretions -- routinely used to undercut or derail political careers -- is migrating to the corporate world as a new tactic for unhappy shareholder activists to win changes they seek...

Despite Global Efforts, Nearly 1 Billion People Likely At Risk For Lack Of Clean Water
(Tuesday - May 22, 2012) Associated Profiles : World Bank “Water”
Source: Free Internet Press - This spring the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated the early completion of the 2015 development goal of bringing improved drinking water to an additional two billion people since 1990.

Scientists track your carbon footprint, step by step
(Monday - May 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Phys.org - If you're driving your SUV to the farmers market to buy local asparagus and thinking you're making a difference for the planet, - not so fast. You're focused on a detail and ignoring the gas-hogging elephant in the room.

Mystery behind rising sea levels unlocked
(Monday - May 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: ANI - London - Researches have identified the gap, which could be an important missing piece of the puzzle in estimates for past and current sea-level changes and for projections of future rises.

Bribery Case at Wal-Mart May Widen
(Saturday - May 19, 2012)
Source: NY Times - As Wal-Mart reported higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Thursday, it suggested in a regulatory filing that the scope of an internal investigation into bribery accusations had widened beyond the retailer’s subsidiary...

US, UK faith-based agencies aim to halt trafficking at London Olympics
(Friday - May 18, 2012) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: Catholic Free Press - WASHINGTON (CNS) — More than three dozen U.S. and British faith-based investment firms have banded together to get the Summer Olympics’ major sponsors and tourist hotels to sign a pledge saying they will work to stop human...

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If Only it Were 99 Percent -- or Even 80 Percent -- Versus the Rich
(Monday - May 21, 2012)
Source: Huff Post - We've heard the mantra over and over. One percent of the richest Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth; and the top 20 percent possess 85 percent of the riches. There's no question that income inequality continues...

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 May 24, 2012