Equal treatment of shareholders
Focus area: equal treatment of shareholders
As a minority shareholder, we have seen that some companies and markets fail to treat all shareholders equally. NBIM works to strengthen shareholder rights and promote equal treatment.
Companies should apply the principle of one share one vote so that a shareholder’s voting rights and dividend payments reflect the size of his or her shareholding. Companies should also abolish all kinds of anti-takeover mechanisms and avoid transactions that don't treat all shareholders equally. The board of a company should work in the interest of all shareholders and be accountable to all shareholders.