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The Norwegian Government Pension Fund’s NOK17bn (€1.9bn) stake in Nestlé has come under scrutiny from labour unions. In a joint letter, the unions have asked the Finance Ministry to assess an alleged “systemic pattern of human rights abuses” by the Swiss food group. The company is the fund’s second largest equity holding. A spokesman for […]
Despite some highlights, and a lot of high-profile activity recently, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s actual $3.8bn (€2.9bn) corporate governance investment program is underperforming, according to a consultant’s report for the fund. And it has emerged the $201bn fund has made no new corporate governance investments in the year to date. The news comes […]
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