The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global and the Implications of its Activities for Stakeholders

Geoffrey Wood, Noel O'Sullivan, Marc Goergen, Marijana Baric

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The chapter discusses the role and impact of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (NGPFG) (which has some $873 billion of assets), explaining its objectives, its characteristics and also providing some details of the extent of its investments, specifically investments in firm equity. It discusses the NGPFG’s behavior as a shareholder that seeks to influence corporate behavior from within, the high levels of transparency exhibited and the ethical standards expected from the NGPFG and its role in the broader scheme of international politics/relations. The chapter concludes with thoughts for further research on the NGPFG and its activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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