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Use bond markets to challenge heavy carbon emitters, urges NBIM founder

The Norwegian oil fund's former CEO Knut Kjaer tells investors to influence heavy carbon emitters by not purchasing their bonds, saying that would be much more efficient than not purchasing their equities.

Knut Kjaer was CEO of NBIM from 1996 to 2008. | Photo: APG/PR

Investors could make more of an impact on the world’s biggest carbon emitters through the debt markets than through equity markets, according to former CEO of Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund NBIM.

Speaking at the Responsible Asset Owners conference in London last week, Knut Kjaer – founding CEO of Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund NBIM and now a member of APG's supervisory board – urged investors to engage with bond issuers on climate change issues, reports investors' news site Ipe.com.

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