CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...
Norwegian flag

2 February, 2021

Norges Bank divests from companies over tax issues

Norges Bank, one of the world's biggest investment managers, has revealed that is has divested from seven companies over tax issues in the past year. News service
human trafficking, hands tied with rope

24 April, 2020

Investors call for mandatory human rights due diligence

The issue of mandatory human rights due diligence for companies will not go away. This week a group of investors with $5trn in assets under management called on governments around the world to impose ...
Norwegian oil rig

15 November, 2019

Norges Bank excludes G4S from portfolio over human rights concerns

Boardrooms were delivered a blunt reminder this week that human rights cannot be ignored. Norges Bank, the $1,...
Norges Bank

31 October, 2018

Norges Bank declares opposition to combined CEO-chairs

Ever wondered whether your board had the right people in the right roles and committing the right amount of time? Norges Bank, Norway’s investment vehicle for the country’s oil wealth, has weighed...
Statoil, Troll A oil platform

13 April, 2018

Norway’s oil fund backs closure of LTIPs at Weir

Norway's state pension fund, the world's largest sovereign fund, has backed moves by UK engineering group Weir to drop long-term incentive plans (LTIPs) for executives. The
Norwegian oil, Norges Bank, Norway, oil and gas, fossil fuels

17 November, 2017

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund to disinvest from oil and gas

In a sign that investors may have reached a watershed on fossil fuel, Norway's sovereign wealth fund has announced it plans to disinvest from oil and gas stocks. The news came in a statement from N...
China flag, Chinese governance

8 September, 2017

China’s Communist Party occupies central governance role

The Communist Party in China has been disclosed as being at the core of governance in more than 30 state-owned companies registered on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, rather than the Chinese state, acco...

21 August, 2015

Norway’s principled divestment

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