The 11th annual conference took take place on 23 November. It focused on the investment opportunities and risks of climate change. The external speakers were Kristin Halvorsen, Director of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research. Professor Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School. Mark Carney, Vice Chair and Head of ESG and Impact Fund Investing at Brookfield Asset Management and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. Robert Litterman, Founding partner of Kepos Capital. The conference ended with a panel discussion between DNB, Folketrygdfondet and Storebrand. We also shared some of our own insights on this topic.
We have published expectations of how companies in our portfolio should address global challenges in their operations since 2008. These expectations largely coincide with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our voting guidelines provide a principled basis for our voting decisions. We also publish position papers which set out our views on specific topics and serve as a starting point for discussion with companies and standard setters. We publish our voting instructions 5 days before the shareholder meeting where practicable. In cases where we vote against the board’s recommendation, we provide an explanation.
Our analyses are informed by our research and experience as a large, long-term investment manager. The Discussion Note series provides a basis for our investment strategy and advice to the fund’s owner. The Asset Manager Perspective series presents our views on topics relevant to the financial sector. The perspectives are not intended to be definitive but to provide useful input for all market participants.
Our mission is to safeguard and build financial wealth for future generations of Norway. Our goal is to be the best global investment fund in the world.