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Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (Norwegian Ministry of Finance and Norges Bank Investment Management)

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(A) Implementation: Screening

FI 07. Types of screening applied

07.1. Indicate the type of screening you conduct.

Select all that apply
SSA
Corporate (non-financial)
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening
Norms-based screening

07.2. Describe your approach to screening for internally managed active fixed income

Criteria for observation and exclusion that have been endorsed by the Storting - the Norwegian parliament. These criteria relate to 1) specific product types and entail that the fund must not invest in companies which themselves, or through entities they control, produce weapons that violate fundamental humanitarian principles through their normal use, produce tobacco, or sell weapons or military material to certain countries. 2) if there is an unacceptable risk of conduct that is considered grossly unethical.

The Executive Board of Norges Bank decides on observation and exclusion of individual companies, based on a recommendation from the Council on Ethics. In such cases, the Bank may also consider using other tools in its ownership work. The aim is to establish a unified chain of available tools for responsible investment management.

NBIM may also choose not to invest in certain companies or groups of companies/sectors. NBIM has gradually increased the scope of risk-based divestments, both geographically and thematically. In total, NBIM have divested from 187 companies in the past four years. There is a specific process within NBIM where countries are approved ahead of investments. More information is given in the report on "Responsible Investment 2015": http://www.nbim.no/contentassets/96608d5f04eb4a138fa88f8fdf937b70/responsible-investment-2015.pdf

07.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 08. Negative screening - overview and rationale

08.1. Indicate why you conduct negative screening.

SSA

SSA

Corporate (non-financial)

Corporate (non-fin)

08.2. Describe your approach to ESG-based negative screening of issuers from your investable universe.

Criteria for observation and exclusion that have been endorsed by the Storting - the Norwegian parliament. These criteria relate to 1) specific product types and entail that the fund must not invest in companies which themselves, or through entities they control, produce weapons that violate fundamental humanitarian principles through their normal use, produce tobacco, or sell weapons or military material to certain countries.2) if there is an unacceptable risk of conduct that is considered grossly unethical.

NBIM may also choose not to invest in certain companies or groups of companies/sectors. NBIM has gradually increased the scope of risk-based divestments, both geographically and thematically. In total, NBIM have divested from 187 companies in the past four years. There is a specific process within NBIM where countries are approved ahead of investments. More information is given in the report on "Responsible Investment 2015": http://www.nbim.no/contentassets/96608d5f04eb4a138fa88f8fdf937b70/responsible-investment-2015.pdf

08.3. Additional information. [Optional]


FI 09. Examples of ESG factors in screening process (Private)


FI 10. Screening - ensuring criteria are met

10.1. Indicate which systems your organisation has to ensure that fund screening criteria are not breached in fixed income investments.

Type of screening
Checks
Negative/exclusionary screening?
Norms-based screening

10.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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