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  • Article / 14 April 2016 at 16:34 GMT

    Norway excludes 52 coal companies from giant oil fund

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Norway excludes 52 coal companies from giant oil fund
    Norway's $863 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, has excluded 52 coal-mining companies and coal-fired power producers from its investment portfolio under new criteria that spotlight coal as an environmental and climate problem. The divestments are of shares in companies in the US, China, India, Japan, the UK and eight other countries.
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    seas seas
    As if sucking the blood from the earth is not a problem.
  • Article / 31 March 2015 at 5:00 GMT

    Moral relativity makes ethical indices redundant

    Business writer and editor
    Australia
    Moral relativity makes ethical indices redundant
    As Shakespeare wrote: "Fair is foul and foul is fair" – and that's the way ethical indices are constructed. Why put money into an index that runs a moral viewpoint eschewed by another ethical index? Are the indices weighted according to some unknown moral high ground, or on an intelligent form of investability?
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