Weekly Highlights December 05 ,2012

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:00pm

CONTENT: Newsletter

Top Story of the Week

House GOP offers plan to avoid fiscal cliff, but White House says no - text/video      
(Tuesday - December 04, 2012)
Source: CNN - Washington (CNN) -- House Republicans offered a counterproposal Monday in the heated battle to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but it was quickly rebuffed by President Barack Obama's administration for not demanding more from...

ESG / Sustainability

Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?
(Tuesday - December 04, 2012)
Source: CS Monitor - The global water crisis – caused by drought, flood, and climate change – is less about supply than it is about recognizing water's true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future, say experts.

America's carbon tax offers a lesson to the rest of the planet on fighting climate change      
(Sunday - December 02, 2012) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: The Guardian - Eighteen months ago, an American named Gus Speth, described by Time as the "ultimate insider" for his string of public and academic appointments, was arrested in Washington DC at a protest against the Keystone XL...

New U.S. rules will drive up the cost of living by the sea
(Friday - November 30, 2012) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: Bend Bulletin - Robert Hunter, a federal insurance administrator during the Ford and Carter administrations who is now insurance director for the Consumer Federation of America. But we've said you also...


Financial Cliff? - Many Are Already in Free-fall      
(Monday - December 03, 2012)
Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator - On a recent morning, I read in The Washington Post that Lynn Brantley, age 70, co-founder of the Capital Area Food Bank, will be retiring at year's end. [more]

Sovereign Wealth Funds

German-Kuwaiti meeting on economy, trade, cooperation held in Berlin      
(Tuesday - December 04, 2012) Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: MENAFN - Kuwait Investment Authority, and others were amongst people participating in the dialogue. Bilateral political relations are good and friendly. Germany is highly regarded as an important political and...

Abandoned Libyan Assets Must Be Returned      
(Monday - December 03, 2012) Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: - he discussed mutual bilateral issues with the high ranking governmental delegation accompanying the presidential visit to the UK and specifically raised the issue of abandoned Libyan assets in Gabon that are outside...

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 December 05,, 2012