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Motor City's Big 3: Leading The Way On Sustainability Reporting
(Tuesday - September 25, 2012)Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. 
Source: Hank Boerner, Chairman GAI, CSRWire - America’s manufacturing fortunes have long been represented by the “Big Three” auto companies – Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler. When WWII ended, and for the post-war prosperity era well into the late-1960s, American car...

Companies that Invest in Sustainability Do Better Financially
(Friday - September 21, 2012) 
Source: Bloomberg - It's a common misperception that responsible or sustainable investments are all in the hug yourself, warm feeling, good intention category,

ESG / Sustainability

Global warming slows down world economy: report
(Wednesday - September 26, 2012) 
Source: - Climate change caused by global warming is slowing down world economic output by 1.6 percent a year and will lead to a doubling of costs in the next two decades, a major new report said.

Riots, suicides, and other issues in Foxconn's iPhone factories
(Tuesday - September 25, 2012) 
Source: CNET News - What makes life ha rd at the giant plants that make iPhones and other staples of high-tech life? The weekend violence is the latest in a growing list of incidents that have heightened concerns over conditions in factories that...

New study questions CEO pay practices
(Tuesday - September 25, 2012) 
Source: - Determining a top executive’s pay based on peer companies’ compensation might not be a good practice, according to new research from the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, as reported...

Economists say US needs more taxes, spending cuts
(Monday - September 24, 2012) 
Source: Seattle PI - The best way to reduce the federal deficit is through a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts, says a group of economists. A survey of 236 members of the National Association for Business Economics says the...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

China lures foreign investors with changes and roadshow
(Wednesday - September 26, 2012) Associated Profiles :State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China) 
Source: SmartBrief - China is trying to make it easier for foreigners to buy mainland stocks. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange increased a quota for foreign investments to $9.2 billion, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange made a...

Investment in Europe from China surges
(Monday - September 24, 2012) Associated Profiles :China Investment Corporation 
Source: South China Morning Post - In June, national sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) acquired 7 per cent of European satellite operator Eutelsat from Albertis, a Spanish infrastructure firm, for not...

Oil Deal Between Baghdad and Erbil Could Spell Big Windfall
(Thursday - September 20, 2012) Associated Profiles :International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) 
Source: AINA - DNO, a Norwegian company merged with RAK Petroleum, and OMV, owned in part by Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company, are also active in Kurdistan. The Iraqi central government has, in the past, baulked at...

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 27, 2012