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When it comes to socially responsible investing, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund has long made its biggest impact by what it doesn't buy. In 2004, Norway's Government Pension Fund, which is currently worth over $1 trillion, adopted a set of guidelines and established a Council on Ethics to divest ...
Knowledge and leadership lead to sustainability: ex-Norway PM ... Brundtland cited as an example the popularity of electric cars in Norway, where she served as environment minister in 1974 before becoming the country's first female prime minister in 1981 and serving two further terms from 1986 to 1989 ...

... meaning you don't have to stand around awkwardly thinking about your mate pooping up a storm. Is this real life?Source:Supplied. Perhaps now we know why Norway consistently ranks as one of the world's happiest countries. It's not their wealth, high standard of living or superior educational system.
MICHIGAN BAND MEMBER and Norway grad Tor Thorne gets some screen time Saturday after the Wolverines defeated Loyola, 69-57, to advance to tonight's title game against Villanova. (Submitted photo). Tonight, Tor Thorne will have an almost courtside seat to see Michigan square off against Villanova ...
But that could mean that conversion to cleaner private transport in Sweden could take longer, says industry organisation Bil Sweden. Almost half of all used electric cars exported from Sweden in 2016 were destined for Norway. That figure was even higher for hybrid vehicles. Two thirds of used motors of ...
LAS VEGAS — Norway's Steffen Walstad and South Korea's ChangMin Kim picked up wins at the men's world curling championship Sunday to join Sweden at the top of the table. Norway, South Korea and Sweden's Niklas Edin were all 2-0. Defending champion Brad Gushue of Canada (1-1) had the ...

After a goalless first half, John Griffiths's side broke the deadlock through Jess Park's long-range effort eight minutes after the restart. An own goal by Lotte Fikseth Fossem on the hour mark sealed Norway's fate. England will join Germany, Spain, Finland, Holland, Italy, Poland and hosts Lithuania in the ...
"Fossil fuels will be there, and Norway will be there as a stable producer of oil and gas for decades to come," petroleum and energy minister Terje Soviknes told EUobserver in an interview. He referred to scenarios published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), and in particular one in which the target ...
Norway's tourist cabins (turisthytter) are communal facilities intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers, climbers and hikers. They are generally not accessible by road. “13 people have now been transported out from the tourist cabin in Sandhaug using scooters… there are five snowmobiles and ...
NORWAY, Mich. (WLUC) - The Kleikamp's garage is stocked full of goodies and that is not including the two trailers worth of surprises. "We pass out buckets full of candy, we try giving every child a prize," said Terry Kleikamp, one of the organizers of the Norway Easter Egg Race. "We have approximately ...
Professional auto racing can be a ridiculously expensive sport, one hard to get into without a billionaire backer, wealthy parents or a fat bank account of your own. But if you lack the cash and still dream of the track, don't worry. There's always Norwegian bilcross. Instead of Ferraris and Astons, drivers race ...
Electrek characterized Norway as Tesla's largest "market per capita." Via Twitter, Musk said "I have just asked our team to slow down deliveries. It is clear that we are exceeding the local logistics capacity due to batch build and delivery. Customer happiness & safety matter more than a few extra cars this ...
The board of Statoil announced Thursday it wants to rename the firm Equinor as Norway's state-owned energy company seeks to diversify its business from ... Founded in 1972 to tap oil deposits found off Norway's coast, the firm has in recent years moved into renewable energy, with parks of offshore wind ...
Norway targets young consumers with new campaign. The campaign is trying to get consumers to eat seafood three times a week. by IntraFish Media. March 15th, 2018 12:07 GMT Updated March 15th, 2018 12:14 GMT. The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) launched its “3 a week” campaign Thursday, targeting ...
OSLO (Reuters) - Business conditions deteriorated slightly in Norway's western oil-producing regions in the last three months, but companies are ... The price of crude oil, Norway's key export, fell sharply from mid-2014 to early 2016 but has since staged a partial recovery, while non-oil exporters are ...
... dancing around his living room and playing with a toy monkey – as well as, of course, playing his trademark violin. Alexander Rybak will represent Norway at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with his self-penned song That's how you write a song. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 for Norway, ...
OSLO: Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on ... Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway and represents the state's interests in discussions with partners.

With that said, Anne-Grethe Solberg thinks other countries should follow Norway's example. Not least considering that many investors prefer gender-equal companies and customers are increasingly aware of their power as consumers. She mentions that Norway's largest bank, DNB, has made it clear that it prefers to do ...
Oslo–based practice Rever & Drage Architects designed this 1500-square-foot vacation cabin located in Trolltind, Sunndal, Norway, for a family of outdoor enthusiasts. The architects write that the cabin, completed in 2017, "uses a traditional layout with a connecting row of different building styles.
Situated above the Arctic Circle, around the same latitude as northern Siberia and Alaska, its waters remain accessible due to the Gulf Stream, which somewhat warms the ocean current that flows across the Atlantic to Norway's coast. "Surfing is a lifestyle, it's a must," says Lisa Blom, a 38-year-old hotel ...
Famous for skiing, snowmen, Santa Claus and the Northern Lights, Finland is now home to the happiest people on earth. The nordic nation has topped this year's UN World Happiness Report, which ranks 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and ...
Anne-Grethe Solberg thinks other countries should follow Norway's example. Not least considering that many investors prefer gender-equal companies and customers are increasingly aware of their power as consumers. She mentions that Norway's largest bank, DNB, has made it clear that it prefers to do business with law ...
Norway picked up its second win in as many days in Para ice hockey at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday (14 March), thanks to a hat-trick from nine-time Paralympian Rolf Einar Pedersen. The 6-1 defeat of Japan moves Norway on to the fifth-place game. Forty-eight year old Pedersen has been ...
Another incredible view looks over the rolling mountains in Lofoten, Norway with fishing boats calmly sitting on the water, whilst one image depicts a boat setting sail from Molde. The Vikings originated from Denmark, Sweden and Norway and the Viking age was between 700-1100AD. During this period ...
Finland has helped itself to Norway's title as the world's happiest country, according to the annual World Happiness Report. After last year's triumphal ascendancy to the top of the list from fourth-place rankings in 2015 and 2016, Norway now finds itself pushed into second after Finland jumped up to first.
OSLO, Norway — Norway's fjords have long inspired the country's artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched. But lost in the depths of the fjord in Oslo, stretching out from the capital, is a ...
Last year, the presidency was criticised by a united parliament for mismanagement of the building work and for a number of irregularities related to it. The Office of the Auditor General of Norway (Riksrevisjonen) also criticised the process and a motion of no confidence was raised against Thommessen.
In 2015, prison directors and lawmakers from North Dakota traveled to see Norway's prisons for themselves. The trip was part of a program that takes state officials to visit the country, which has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world. When the leaders returned, North Dakota slowly began making ...
Assev explains that although Sweden has traditionally been Scandinavia's leading technology hub, Norway is fast catching up. The traditional levels of investment pushed into the west coast of the country, home to the fishing and utility industries, is now instead being focused inland to the cities - offering a ...
"It was so hard to watch the other children and especially girls wearing their uniforms and going to school and I was just staying back at the window," Taibah recalled to ABC News on a recent afternoon, at a burger joint in Trondheim, Norway. She didn't even know what those little Iranian girls did when they ...
Norway has announced it is raising the number of whales it will allow hunters to slaughter despite an international moratorium on the practice. The country has increased its annual quota to 1,278 – up 28 per cent – despite whalers killing just 432 last year, less than half the 999 allowed. The move is a bid to ...
The world's first “energy positive” hotel is set to be built at the base of the Almlifjellet mountain in northern Norway; Svart, which takes its name from the nearby Svartisen glacier, will use 85 per cent less energy than a modern hotel in addition to producing its own energy. Designed by Oslo-based Snohetta ...
Fun fact – Norway's curling team brought 11 different pairs of pants to the PyeongChang Games. A new design for each game, with two extra in case the team made it to the semifinals and medal rounds. Norway has become known over the years for their bright and colorful pants, which are probably more ...
A Norwegian fan celebrates as Norway win gold and bronze in the women's 10km freestyle cross-country. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images. But her win brought the country's Pyeongchang tally to a remarkable 39 medals, topping the table, equalling Canada's record for golds won at a single ...
As the teenage survivors of last week's high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. speak out to demand tighter gun control regulation, the young victims of a 2011 massacre in Norway still struggle to be heard and understood. U – July 22, a new movie which premiered this week at the 68th Berlin International ...
Speaking to CTVNews.ca by telephone from her home in As, Norway, Kristiansen explained that Barnevernet is the state-run child protection agency in Norway. After weeks of telling the agency that she wanted to homeschool her son because he was being bullied at school, she said authorities arrived on ...
Sweden and Norway both played their first game of the 2018 Winter Games. Both teams are playing in Group C of the men's hockey tournament. Sweden looked dominant from the start beating Norway 4-0 in their first game of the 2018 Games. The two Scandinavian teams have faced each other 19 times ...
Norway may not have a reputation as a fashion capital. But that all changes during the Winter Olympics, when the Norwegian curling team pulls out its fanciest pants — literally. And for Valentine's Day this year, the athletes on Norway's men's curling team in PyeongChang did not disappoint, festooning their ...
Maren Lundby of Norway has enhanced her position as the gold medal favorite in women's ski jumping at the Pyeongchang Games. Lundby, who has six out of 10 wins on the World Cup circuit this season, finished first in two training runs as the athletes got their first chance to test the Alpensia Ski Jumping ...
According to BBC News, Norway's bottle collection rate stands at an impressive 97%, while 600 million plastic bottles were recycled in 2016. And the scheme itself couldn't be more simple. Norwegians pay an extra krone (about 10p) for each bottle of water or fizzy drink they buy, which acts as a deposit.
The biggest competitor to the firm on Norway's frozen pizza landscape is Dr. Oetker, with a market share of around 24 percent according to the company's own figures. "Grandiosa has a very strong position in the hearts and minds of many Norwegians," Orkla CEO Peter Ruzicka told NRK. New varieties of ...
Norway held Canada scoreless in the final three ends to take a surprising 9-6 win over the top ranked team in the world in their mixed doubles opener Wednesday night. Norway scored three points in the second end, but Canada matched that in the third as both teams kept it close early. Norway scored ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The Winter Olympics don't officially start until Friday, but someone hoping to deliver in South Korea already has egg on their face. Norway thought it was ordering 1,500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the games but a mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.
After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of the 1,500 they wanted, Norway's team at this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may have a pretty limited menu. Norwegian chef de mission Tore Ovrebo struggled to suggest what they will do with the delivery, but did not rule out consuming them.
A Scandinavian deposit-based system for recycling bottles is thought likely to be adopted in the UK. Advisers to government say the schemes have massively reduced plastic litter in the environment and seas. And a ministerial delegation has been to Norway to see if the UK should copy an industry-led ...
According to official statistics, 97 percent of plastic bottles in Norway are recycled, although this includes bottles thrown out with refuse that is burned and used to power heating, according to a 2016 Aftenposten report -- a less environmentally friendly practice than the reuse of the bottles returned through ...
A Norway-style EU trade agreement for the UK might not cover many areas of agricultural production, with particularly severe implications for groups such as Northern Irish dairy farmers and food processing firms near the Irish border. MPs quizzed experts including the director of the Norwegian Institute of ...
Juneau residents looking to experience a little Scandinavian culture don't need to go to Petersburg to do it — they can join the Sons of Norway and Friends of Scandinavia lodge right here in town. The lodge is holding its annual membership dinner this coming Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Juneau Yacht Club at ...
The figures were registered by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration based on numbers of people receiving state welfare support (barnetrygd), to which all parents living in Norway with children under 18 are entitled, reports news agency NTB. In 2016, a total of 58,890 children were born, while ...
Norway had its first woman prime minister in 1981 — Gro Harlem Brundtland — and today has women in the three most powerful Cabinet posts — prime minister, foreign minister and finance minister. More than 41 percent of MPs elected in 2017 were women and, outside politics, the Scandinavian country ...


 

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