SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights November 29, 2012

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Obama to appeal to public on fiscal cliff      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012)
Source: AP - WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases...

ESG / Sustainability

Why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012)
Source: Reuters - It is my hope that this report shocks us into action. Even for those of us already committed to fighting climate change, I hope it causes us to work with much more urgency. This report spells out what the world would be like if...

Income inequality: Wealth gap widens between rich, poor 
(Monday - November 26, 2012)
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer - “The fact is that income inequality is real. . . And the question is whether we respond to the income inequality we see with policies that help lift people up or tear others down.” Those words came not from President Barack...

22nd International Children’s Painting Competition      
(Thursday - November 22, 2012) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), - The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon...[more]

Commentary

Joseph A. Matais: Scaring Americans into surrendering their money      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
- news.providencejournal.com - The smell of money has this affect. Consider this from Ottmar Edenhofer of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: "One must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth...

How sustainable investors impact industries and corporate policies      
(Tuesday - November 27, 2012)
Source: GreenBiz.com - The 2012 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends in the United States, released last week by U.S. SIF, is the sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investment industry’s primary barometer of the both the...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Qatar cashes in to make $2.7 bn from Barclays deal [AlArabiya.net (United Arab Emirates)]     (Tuesday - November 27, 2012) Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
- Equities.com - According to Reuters estimates that amounts to a profit of about 1.7 billion pounds in total. Qatar Holding is part of Qatar Investment Authority, which was set up by the state in 2005 to diversify investments away...

UK company pension deficits getting worse - PwC      
(Monday - November 26, 2012) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
- Reuters UK - Recent figures from the Pension Protection Fund showed the total deficit of British final-salary pension schemes had more than doubled to 231 billion pounds in the space of a year.

Gulf firms eye emerging markets for growth      
(Friday - November 23, 2012) Associated Profiles : Invest AD
- Peninsula - portfolio manager at Invest AD in Abu Dhabi;. Morocco is considering a possible dollar-denominated bond issue in coming days and plans to launch its investor meetings in Abu Dhabi this week. It's where the money ...

Arab Spring economies to recover slowly in 2013      
(Wednesday - November 21, 2012) Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
- Punch - Most economies hit by the Arab Spring uprisings will recover slowly next year, grappling with high inflation and rising unemployment due to poor global conditions, the International Monetary Fund predicted in a report on.

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