Weekly Highlights February 9, 2012

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Weekly Highlights February 9, 2012

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ESG / Sustainability

Daredevil CEOs May Put Companies at Risk
(Wednesday - February 08, 2012) Associated Profiles : Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Source: Insurance Journal - The death of Micron Technology Inc. Chief Executive Steve Appleton in the crash of an experimental plane is raising fresh questions about what a company should disclose to investors when a senior executive has a high-risk hobby....

Messages show conflict within NRC after Japan earthquake and tsunami
(Tuesday - February 07, 2012) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Washington Post - In the confusion following the earthquake and tsunami last March that damaged Japan's Ukushima nuclear complex, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it was standing by to help. But a trove of e-mails posted on the...

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Issues 2012 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide
(Monday - February 06, 2012) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: PR Newswire - With increasing attention to risk assessment, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) today release their 2012 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide including all member-sponsored shareholder proposals...

Coalition Of Socially Responsible Investors Urge House Leaders To Act On Business Transparency On Human Trafficking Bill
(Thursday - February 02, 2012) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: Calvert Investments- NEW YORK– Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a leader in socially responsible investing; the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR); US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment; and...

ISS proxy season 2011 review & 2012 forecast
(Thursday - February 02, 2012)
Source: Lexology - In October 2011, Chadbourne hosted its annual presentation with Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS"), to review the 2011 U.S. proxy season and provide a look ahead to 2012. The following is an edited excerpt of the...


Harvard Study Bodes Ill for Corporate Social Responsibility
(Wednesday - February 08, 2012)
Source: NonProfit Quarterly - For all of the corporate sector's hoopla regarding metrics showing increasing corporate social responsibility, one critical component seems to be on the wane: corporate responsibility to local communities. The decline in this...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

China forges Arab ties, hedging bets in the Gulf
(Tuesday - February 07, 2012) Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
Source: AP - To celebrate Chinese New Year last month, Dubai's swankiest hotel bathed its sail-shaped facade in red lighting accented with an image of a twisting golden dragon.

MPs maintain the rage ... with banks
(Tuesday - February 07, 2012) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - When parliament resumes this afternoon, MPs will have one eye on each other and one eye on the Reserve Bank Board.


Assets of sovereign wealth funds climb to record USD4.8 trillion in 2011
(Thursday - February 02, 2012)
Source: Hedge Week - Global assets under management of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) increased for the third year running in 2011 to a record USD4.8 trillion, according to TheCityUK's report: Sovereign Wealth Funds 2012.

Asset Managers

Discount of 50% to Emerging Markets Lures HSBC: Russia Overnight
(Wednesday - February 08, 2012) Associated Profiles : HSBC Global Asset Management
Source: BusinessWeek - Russian stocks will extend their best start to a year since 2006 as valuations almost 50 percent below emerging markets and political reform lure investors, according to HSBC Global Asset Management. RTS futures ...

Wharton School Introduces Executive Education Program on Business Sustainability Leadership That is First of Its Kind
(Tuesday - February 07, 2012) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group
Source: Global NewsWire - As more companies embark on environmental sustainability projects, demands for executives who can lead business sustainability initiatives have multiplied. Wharton Executive Education has ...

Sustainability Boosts Returns for Private Equity Funds
(Sunday - February 05, 2012)
Source: EDF + Business - With the recent presidential campaign attention paid to Bain Capital, it seems likely that 2012 will be the year that Americans become better acquainted with the private equity sector. Despite managing hundreds of billions of...

Facebook's Zuckerberg to keep iron grip after IPO
(Thursday - February 02, 2012) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
Source: Reuters - Facebook unveiled plans for the biggest ever Internet IPO that could raise as much as $10 billion, but made it clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg will exercise almost complete control over the company, leaving...

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  February 09, 2012