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Norwegian involvment in Indonesia's coal production

More than 18 billion kroners has been invested in Indonesian coal by the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, according to an investigation by Future in our hands.

Apple of Discord

Mobile phone companies have managed to make small masterpieces of technology and entertainment. But they have not succeeded in avoiding scandal and terrible working conditions. The Future in Our Hands has visited one of the cities where iPhone is produced: Shenzhen in China.

Norway invests in controversial Coal, Oil and Gas

Norway’s two most prominent economic participants – The Government Pension Fund Global and Statoil – are investing billions in 14 big carbon projects that will make it impossible to reduce the climate changes in time. In a new investigation, The Future in Our Hands has identified more than 100 oil fund companies that are investing in increased extraction of coal, oil and gas all over the globe.

Only 1% of Cocoa from Poor Countries

Even though sugar, coffee and cocoa are grown in developing countries, Norway imports these products from Europe. While developing countries produce the raw materials, a large share of the profits remains in Europe.

Norway Invests More in Tax Havens than in Sweden

Norwegian investments in tax havens are increasing. In 2010 Norwegian investors placed more money in exotic tax havens than in Sweden.

The Pension Fund’s Carbon Bubble

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global has shares in 90 of the world’s 100 largest oil companies listed on stock exchanges and in 67 of the 100 largest coal companies. Altogether NKR 241 billion are invested in companies that own more carbon than what we can use if the world is to fulfil the 2ºC goal. This is shown by a calculation made by The Future in Our Hands.

Pension Fund Company accused of Forced Labour

The Canadian mining company Nevsun is accused of profiting from forced labour. The Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global has invested NKR 74 million in the company.

The Pension Fund Profits from Gold Rush in Eritrea

Eritrea’s youth is fleeing the country by the thousands to get away from forced labour and one of the world’s most repressive countries. The authoritarian government of Eritrea has invited international mining companies to participate in the extraction of gold, copper, and other minerals. The Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global is taking part in the gold rush, as investor in three mining companies in Eritrea, which all contribute to maintaining the controversial regime.

Bitter Drops in South African Wine

The farm workers’ story of how South Africa’s wine is produced is seldom heard. A bottle of red wine from the wrong vineyard carries the scent of suppression and the taste of bitter tears.

The Church Admits to Violations

The Church of Norway has, through Opplysningsvesenets Fond (OvF), made a show of ethical investments in tree-planting companies in Mozambique. But the reduction in poverty and the afforestation remained on paper only. OvF now admits that agricultural land has been stolen from farmers with small holdings and original forest has been cut down.

Used Clothing Has Taken Over

Not everyone is happy about the enormous influx of second-hand clothes to Uganda. Trade unions and business executives believe it will finish off the local textile industry.

About Us

  • We think the sustainability of nature and the climate are more important than growth in consumption and the economy of rich countries.
  • We work to make government and business facilitate green and ethical choices.
  • We are committed to the global environment and a globally fair distribution of wealth. We believe the two are inseparably linked, in a way that requires us to work on both subjects in an integrated way.
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