Norway's wealth fund may be facing a major ESG handicap

Norway's EUR 1.1 trillion wealth fund, the world’s biggest, is handicapped in chasing its environmental, social and governance investment goals by the political process, according to Global SWF.

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The lengthy decision-making that determines which asset classes Norway’s investing behemoth can buy puts it at a disadvantage compared with smaller money managers, "in particular" regarding ESG, according to Diego Lopez, a managing director at the independent group.

Global SWF provides data and analysis on more than 400 sovereign investors and public pension funds.

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