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Top Story of the Week

With Visit to Goldman, Bloomberg Says, Chin Up
(Saturday - March 17, 2012)
Source: NY Times - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg thought Goldman Sachs could use a friend. The mayor, who earned billions on Wall Street and has a reputation as a staunch defender of corporate culture, dropped by the investment bank’s Manhattan...

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Tornado Frequency In 2012: Global Warming, Climate Change To Blame?
(Wednesday - March 21, 2012)
Source: International Business Times - On Monday night, a tornado touched down southwest of St. Antonio, Texas. The day before that, two twisters hit near North Platte, Neb. Last week, homes were destroyed in Michigan; the week before that, tornadoes hit areas of...

The World's Most Ethical Companies
(Monday - March 19, 2012)
Source: Forbes - The Ethisphere Institute, a New York City think tank, has just announced its sixth annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The selection, open to every company in every industry around the globe, gives its winners an...

Boeing received $5 billion in illegal U.S. subsidies, the World Trade Organization rules
(Thursday - March 15, 2012) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: The Oregonian - The ruling suggests the end may be near in a long-running trade spat between the world's two largest planemakers.

6th World Water Forum: France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon Calls For A New Economic "Compass" That Includes
(Thursday - March 15, 2012) Associated Profiles : World Water Forum
Source: Forbes - This week the Sixth World Water Forum is being held in Marseille, France. On Monday France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon called for a new economic model that takes environmental constraints into better account. Below ...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

China Quietly Relaxes Controls on Foreign Capital
(Wednesday - March 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: NY Times - Chinese officials are making it easier for foreign investors to put money into China's stock market, indicating that they are eager to counter capital flight.

Norway Oil Fund Lost $15B on Debt Crisis
(Friday - March 16, 2012) Associated Profiles : Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global (Statens pensjonsfond – Utland) , Norwegian Government Pension Fund - Norway
Source: BusinessWeek - Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, Europe’s largest stock investor, lost 86 billion kroner ($15 billion) last year as equities slumped on concern the region’s debt crisis might tip the global economy into recession.

UAE has richest wealth fund
(Thursday - March 15, 2012) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: Emirates 24/7 - With assets worth $627 billion, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia) leads the world’s richest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), which together hold a staggering $5 trillion in assets – more than double the amount held by...

Asset Managers

Monetary Economy 2012 To Focus On Sustainability Of Economic Growth
(Wednesday - March 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Bernama Media - KUALA LUMPUR -- The monetary economy this year will focus on ensuring the sustainability of economic growth in an environment ofprice stability, with emphasis on ensuring monetary policy remains appropriateto ...

Swiss Secrecy Besieged Makes Banks Fret World Money Lure Fading
(Tuesday - March 20, 2012) Associated Profiles : Credit Suisse Group AG
Source: Bloomberg - When UBS AG (UBSN) celebrated its 150th anniversary in Zurich last month with 600 guests dining on Ossetra caviar and Wagyu beef, there was no jubilation in the executives’ speeches.

Carlyle Returns $19B to Investors, Boasts 150% Earnings Jump in New IPO Filing
(Thursday - March 15, 2012) Associated Profiles : The Carlyle Group
Source: City Bizlist- The Carlyle Group returned $19 billion to investors last year and reported a 152 percent year-on-year.

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 March 22, 2012