Weekly Highlights January 10,2013

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Activism & Impact: Stay Tuned to These Issues in 2013      
(Monday - January 07, 2013) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: Hank Boerner, Chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute - Trajectory – a path a "body" (such as a comet or bullet) follows, moving under a given force, says the Oxford Dictionary. Think of the "body" as an issue – steadily building, resonating with more like-minded people, gaining...

ESG / Sustainability

Big business and sustainability: the missing links      
(Thursday - January 10, 2013) Associated Profiles : Jantzi-Sustainalytics, Sustainalytics
Source:  The Guardian - A Ceres Sustainalytics evaluation of 600 large, US companies earlier this year found that only one third had set time-bound greenhouse gas reduction targets. Water fared even worse. Among four water-intensive...

What will sustainability look like in 2013?     
(Monday - January 07, 2013)
Source: - As 2012 comes to a close, GreenBiz asked executives from a range of companies and organizations to reflect on the past year and look at what lies ahead.

'Horrible' sea level rise of more than 3 feet plausible by 2100, experts say      
(Monday - January 07, 2013) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: MSN Canada News - The estimates are higher than the controversial figures in the 2007 report  from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of up to 23 inches (59 centimeters) and higher than...

Water: what were the top five stories from 2012'      
(Friday - January 04, 2013) Associated Profiles : World Water Week
Source:  The Guardian - World Water Week was particularly big for the hub and we compiled a list of top tweeters on water sustainability. Here we look at the five most popular pieces that have featured on the water hub in...

'Fiscal cliff' deal: What will it mean for you?     
(Thursday - January 03, 2013)
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Some aspects of the fiscal cliff deal are well-known – such as rising tax rates on the rich. But, actually, everyone will be paying more taxes. Here's a look at the deal's details.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Top 10 Sovereign Wealth Funds      
(Wednesday - January 09, 2013) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source:  Stockhouse - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, UAE ($627 billion) Established in 1976, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) currently handles an estimated $627 billion worth of funds...

Canadian Pension Plan's investments see 'explosive' growth
(Monday - January 07, 2013) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source:  MSN Canada News - Residents of Quebec are paid through a separate pension, the QPP, which is Canada's second largest pension fund and is managed by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec...

Polls and stat - Sovereign wealth funds      
(Monday - January 07, 2013) Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: - The first-ever SWF was the Kuwait Investment Authority, created in 1953 from oil revenues before Kuwait even gained independence from the United Kingdom; that fund is now worth nearly $300 billion....

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 January 10, 2013

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