Weekly Highlights January 31 ,2012

SOURCE: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.


Top Story of the Week

Global leaders issue 2013 predictions at Davos forum      
(Monday - January 28, 2013)
Source: USA Today - The global forum in Davos, Switzerland, which is mostly wrapping up Saturday, serves many different purposes: idea platform and generator, political logbook of the year gone by, corporate marketing exercise, expensive cocktail...

ESG / Sustainability

First ever European water stewardship standard certification awarded to Coca-Cola      
(Wednesday - January 30, 2013) Associated Profiles : European Water Partnership
Source:  Evironmental - The European Water Stewardship (EWS), an initiative of Brussels-based NGO European Water Partnership, focusing on practical guidance for industry and agriculture towards more sustainable...

What was missing from the sustainability conversation at Davos      
(Wednesday - January 30, 2013)
Source: - While sustainability has become a top priority for many leading global businesses, adoption remains slow and patchy. That's reflected by the fact that, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, sustainability has continued to be...

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance Issues First International Assessment Of The Sustainable Investment Landscape      
(Tuesday - January 29, 2013)
Source: Global Sustainable Investment Alliance - The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) today released a report on the size and trends within the sustainable investment industry which finds that globally at least US$ 13.6 trillion worth of professionally...

Bill Ford & Alan Mulally on Ford Motor Company's Sustainability Strategy for Growing Sales   
(Monday - January 28, 2013)
Source: Triple Pundit - During the North American International Auto Show, I had the opportunity to meet with Ford's Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Alan Mulally to discuss Ford's business strategy and the role sustainability plays in it.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Bank probes find manipulation in Singapore's offshore FX market - source     
(Wednesday - January 30, 2013) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source:  Yahoo! - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority  said in December that it was looking into the findings on 

Socially Responsible Investing Goes Mainstream      
(Friday - January 25, 2013) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group
Source:  Triple Pundit - The MSCI KLD 400 Social Index has not only debunked the premise ... Just three recent examples are telling: The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and...

What Quebec Inc. could learn from the activist playbook  
(Wednesday - January 23, 2013) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source:  Globe and Mail - It can thank its biggest shareholder, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which drove the extreme makeover at Ronaâs board. The Caisse recruited...

Canadian pension funds plan investment splurge     
(Tuesday - January 22, 2013) Associated Profiles : Canadian Pension Plan (SPF)
Source:  Courier Mail - Canada's largest pension fund, the $170bn Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board which last year agreed to invest $1bn in the Barangaroo project on Sydney Harbour with Lend Lease, is also believed to...

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 January,31 2012

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