Weekly Highlights February 21,2013 Weekly Highlights February 21,2013
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Top Story of the Week

Corporate respect for human rights: sustainability’s new black?      
(Tuesday - February 19, 2013)
Source: - Until recently, and in spite of worldwide civil society campaigns to the contrary, businesses refuted that corporations should be held accountable for human rights abuses. Human rights, it was said, existed to protect individuals...

The Cyber-Hacking of America is Going to Cost Us Big Time      
(Tuesday - February 19, 2013) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
- Money Morning - The options open to the Obama administration include formal protests, the expulsion of diplomatic personnel, the imposition of travel and visa restrictions, and complaints to the World Trade...

Sustainability in Focus

3 guideposts for assembling a sustainability report
(Tuesday - February 19, 2013)
Source: GreenBiz - It’s reporting season — the time of year when many corporate responsibility professionals are in conversation with top leadership to determine whether 2013 will be the year the company finally publishes its first sustainability...

Without Social Sustainability, a Brand isn’t Truly Sustainable      
(Tuesday - February 19, 2013)
Source: Triple Pundit - A 2012 Sustainable Brands survey found that the “corporate citizenship reputation” perception of the largest 100 global brands/firms declined even when the analytics and technical evaluation of their sustainability programs...

Ernst & Young tops survey of global sustainability advisors      
(Friday - February 15, 2013) Associated Profiles : Verdantix
Source: - The findings are part of the Global sustainability leaders survey: brands, by independent analyst firm Verdantix. Ernst & Young scored the highest in terms of the sustainability leader's perception of...

New Sustainability Institute committed to immersive education      
(Friday - February 15, 2013)
Source: Penn State - Penn State announces the launch of a Sustainability Institute to bring together researchers, educators, students, staff and community members from multiple colleges, campuses and frames of reference.

Corporate Eco Impact Grows Even as Sustainability Efforts Widen      
(Friday - February 15, 2013)
Source: Bloomberg - While corporations worldwide are adopting environmentally sustainable practices, unfortunately, their impacts on ecosystems continue to increase. That's according to a new study detailed in a report, State of Green Business,... 


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,21 2013