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The Management of Norwegian Petroleum Wealth: A Talk with Norway's Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen

April 15, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Columbia University

In a rare opportunity, Columbia hosted a talk and discussion with the Norwegian Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen titled "The Management of the Norwegian Petroleum Wealth - avoiding the resource curse." Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund is the largest in the world. In this talk, Minister Siv Jensen discussed the fund's fiscal policy and governance framework, long-term investment strategy, and environmental, social and governance criteria. The Minister also discussed current changes in the Fund’s investment strategy.

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The event was sponsored by CGEG along with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.

Siv Jensen is Norway’s Minister of Finance, making her responsible for national economic policy and coordinating the preparation of the nation’s budget. She became the Leader of Norway’s Progress Party in 2006 and has served as a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the last eighteen years. She has served as a Deputy Member of the Norwegian Parliament, a member of Oslo’s City Council, and on the Committees of both Finance and Foreign Affairs and Defense. She received a Bachelor in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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