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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Guidelines Divest from Unethical Practices

In 2004, the ‘Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global’ adopted guidelines to ensure that the fund does not make investments which may contribute to unethical acts, or omissions, such as violations of fundamental humanitarian principles, serious violations of human rights, gross corruption or severe environmental damages.

Although other countries had adopted similar divestment policies, Norway’s scheme  is highlighted in particular for extending divestment to companies involved in “the development and production of key components for nuclear weapons.”

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