23 DECEMBER 2009
19 NOVEMBER 2009
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) today announced the launch of CDP Water Disclosure, a new programme that will help institutional investors better understand the business risks and opportunities associated with water scarcity and other water-related
11 NOVEMBER 2009
10 NOVEMBER 2009
The return on the Government Pension Fund – Global was 13.5 percent (NOK 325 billion) in the third quarter. The record-high quarterly return can be attributed to a sharp rise in international equity markets and a normalisation of fixed income markets.
22 OCTOBER 2009
13 OCTOBER 2009
The new NBIM Investment Talent Programme (ITP) seeks to attract highly educated and skilled candidates directly from university. “Just as we have a long-term perspective on our investments, we also invest long term in our employees,” says Yngve Slyngst
07 OCTOBER 2009
Letter from NBIM to Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft 7 October 2009.
02 OCTOBER 2009
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has submitted shareholder proposals at four US companies; Harris Corporation, Clorox Company, Cardinal Health Inc. and Parker Hannifin Corporation, requiring that the companies have an independent chairman.
21 SEPTEMBER 2009
NBIM joins the world’s investment community for a renewed call for a global climate agreement in the run-up to the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen.
07 SEPTEMBER 2009
Jan Thomsen appointed Chief Compliance Officer in Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).
28 AUGUST 2009
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has formed a new executive team with broad international competence. This completes the final phase of an extensive reorganisation at NBIM that started with the appointment of Yngve Slyngstad as CEO in January 2
18 AUGUST 2009
Opportunity to comment on the forthcoming NBIM investor expectations: Water management
14 AUGUST 2009
International equity and fixed income markets showed a marked improvement in the second quarter. The return on the Government Pension Fund – Global was 12.7 per cent (NOK 270 billion) and the excess return 2.1 percentage points, the best quarterly result ever. In the second quarter, the fund reached the targeted equities allocation of 60 per cent, after a two year transition period.
14 AUGUST 2009
Norges Bank Investment Management presents today “NBIM investor expectations: Climate change management”. The document sets out NBIM’s expectations as a long-term investor in relation to portfolio companies’ performance in the management of environmental and climate change issues.
30 JUNE 2009
In an effort to increase NBIM’s focus on active ownership in general and climate change management specifically; NBIM is in the process of preparing an expectations document regarding Climate Change Management.
12 JUNE 2009
12 June – World Day Against Child Labour – several leading global players within the plant science industry announced today that they have joined forces to combat child labour within seed production. This joint effort was initiated by Norges Bank as pa
20 MAY 2009
The first quarter of 2009 featured low inflows into the Government Pension Fund – Global and continued volatility in global markets. There was a negative return on the fund of 4.8 per cent and a negative excess return relative to the benchmark portfoli
23 MARCH 2009
The present report shows the level of compliance with the NBIM Investor Expectations in 430 companies in which NBIM is invested. These are companies in sectors with high exposure to the risk of child labour. The report shows that performance reporting.
11 MARCH 2009
The global financial crisis in 2008 presented major challenges to all parts of the portfolio of the Government Pension Fund – Global. The results for the year were the weakest in the fund’s history and have led to a number of changes in the implementation
15 JANUARY 2009
NBIM commends the Edison Electric Institute for further clarifying the position for U.S. utilities on federal climate change regulation.