Weekly Highlights September 10, 2012

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CONTENT: Newsletter

Bernanke: Fed will be ‘forceful’ in supporting recovery
(Saturday - September 01, 2012)
Source: Washington Post - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke sent a strong signal Friday that the central bank is poised to expand its campaign to bolster the economy, describing in unusually chilling terms the depths of the...

Rachel Carson's legacy, 50 years on
(Wednesday - September 05, 2012) Associated Profiles : Sustainability Consortium (TSC)
Source: GreenBiz - Fifty years ago this month, a marine biologist published a book about birds and pesticides, an unlikely pairing with an unlikely result. Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, brought worldwide attention to the chemical...

ESG / Sustainability

Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020: U.N.
(Thursday - September 06, 2012)
Source: Reuters - Increasing misuse of chemicals is causing health and environmental damage especially in emerging economies and governments must do more to carry out a promised clean-up by 2020, a United Nations report said on Wednesday..

SRI as part of decision-making expected to increase, survey finds
(Thursday - September 06, 2012)
Source: Pensions and Investments - Some 61.8% of SRI investment professionals expect institutional investor acceptance of socially responsible investing and integration of environmental, social and governance in the investment decision process to increase over the...

Growers: Nearly 100 percent of crop lost
(Tuesday - September 04, 2012) Associated Profiles : Western Growers Association
Source: Sun Gazette - New York's apple crop was forecast at 14 million bushels, less than half its 2011 crop of 29 million bushels. Western growers will be shipping apples across the country to meet demand, affecting cost. >

Inquiry on Tax Strategy Adds to Scrutiny of Finance Firms
(Monday - September 03, 2012)
Source: NY Times - The New York attorney general is investigating whether some of the nation’s biggest private equity firms have abused a tax strategy in order to slice hundreds of millions of dollars from their tax bills, according to executives...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

SWF to Give Priority to Infrastructure Funding
(Wednesday - September 05, 2012) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
- THISDAY Live - The fund, signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan in May 2011, aims to replicate the long-term growth of funds such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Orji said. "I am actually very close to many of the...

Dragon losing its fire'
(Tuesday - September 04, 2012) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Today Online - The risk of below 7 per cent economic growth could trigger financial distress or even a crisis if local governments run out of money, said Mr Liu, who previously worked for the World Bank and Hong Kong Monetary Authority....

Norway Fund Opposes Glencore Merger
(Thursday - August 30, 2012) Associated Profiles : Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global (Statens pensjonsfond – Utland) , Norwegian Government Pension Fund - Norway, Qatar Investment Authority
Source: CNBC - Norway has joined forces with Qatar in opposition to the $70 billion merger between commodities trader Glencore and miner Xstrata, further threatening one of the biggest deals in the natural resources industry over the past...

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 September 10, 2012