News and Events

Vi søker bærekrafts- rådgiver med klokt hode og skarp penn

12. July 2019


The Governance Group søker en ny bærekraftsrådgiver!

Les mer om stillingen her.

Søknadsfrist 15. August 2019.

USA/Iran tensions

11. July 2019

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The Governance Group partner, Joachim Nahem, was on the Norwegian broadcaster, NRK's Dagsnytt 18 discussing the recent developments in US/Iran tensions.

Hvite penger, mørke regimer og lille Norge

27. June 2019

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Under Arendalsuka setter Wikborg Rein, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee og The Governance Group hvitvaskingsproblematikk på agendaen: Flere nordiske banker er rammet - bakmennene er maktpersoner i anti-demokratiske regimer. Velkommen til Hvite penger, mørke regimer og lille Norge – 14/8 12:00, Arendal Gamle Rådhus

Mer informasjon kan finnes her.

Course on Climate Risk

22. August/26. September 2019


The Governance Group is holding a course on how to map, report and follow-up on climate risk. The course will take place on Thursday 22nd August and Thursday 26th September.

The course will provide an introduction to climate risk with concrete examples from companies and practical tasks for targeted work on climate risk. You will, among other things, learn:

  • What characterizes good climate risk management?

  • How to report climate risk in a trustworthy manner?

  • Which reporting standards can be used; TCFD, GRI, CDP?

More information on the course and how to register can be found here. Please note that the course will be held in Norwegian.

Governance Training in Tunisia

17. June 2019


Our partner, Joachim Nahem, participated in a governance training for Tunisia government and state enterprises as part of The Governance Group's support to the Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center.

Blue Talk

6. June 2019

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The Governance Group's Partner, Joachim Nahem, launched our new report on ESG in the Ocean Industries at Nor-Shipping's Blue Talk event in partnership with DNB.

ESG in the Ocean Industries

4. June 2019


DNB has commissioned The Governance Group to carry out a review of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues for the Ocean Industries.

Read more about the report findings and recommendations here.

ESG 100

29. May 2019


The law firm Wikborg Rein partnered with The Governance Group to host an event on ESG and corporate finance looking at how ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors should be considered in corporate transactions. The Governance Group partner Joachim Nahem and Maria Gjølberg (Ph.D) spoke about the ESG 100 rating for the Oslo Stock Exchange and climate risk from an investment perspective.

The ESG 100 report can be accessed here.


24. May 2019


Vår partner Kristian R Andersen i dagens VG: Politikerne reddet ozonlaget på 80-tallet. Hvorfor somler politikerne med å regulere verdens klimagassutslipp i 2019? Ola Elvestuen og Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment: Dere kan bidra til å løse klimakrisen og sikre Norge plass i sikkerhetsrådet ved å kreve klimarapportering fra alle verdens børsnoterte selskaper.

Du kan lese artikkelen her.

Geopolitical Risk

23. May 2019


How are Norwegian enterprises exposed to geopolitical risks and what can they do to mitigate them?

The Governance Group has released a report on geopolitical risks and how they impact Norwegian enterprises. The Governance Group launched the report yesterday at its offices with presentations from Jon Vea-former ambassador to Angola, Svein Sæther-former ambassador to China, Roar Haugland-Senior Vice President at Scatec Solar, Harald Magnus Andreassen-Chief Economist SpareBank1 Markets and Joachim Nahem- Partner at The Governance Group.

You can access the full report here (in Norwegian).

Climate microloans in Indonesia

20. May 2019


The Governance Group is pleased to have assisted the government lender for this project, which will facilitate climate microloans to Indonesian smallholder farmers.

Read more about the project here.

World Press Freedom Day in Angola

10. May 2019


The Governance Group’s partner, Joachim Nahem, was in Angola last week to speak at the seminar 'The Role of the Press in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights' to celebrate World Press Freedom day. The event was hosted by the Angolan Ministry of Justice and Human Rights with support from The Governance Group and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Luanda. Topics included the state of global press freedom, digital citizenship, and the situation on freedom of the press in Angola today.

Danske Bank case

9. May 2019


The Governance Group's Dan Schneider was interviewed in Dagens Næringsliv on the latest developments in the Danske Bank money laundering case.

Read the article here.

Regulation of online media

16. April 2019

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The Governance Group's Partner, Kristian R Andersen, writes in Dagens Næringsliv on how OECD Beps is not sufficient. Only harmonised international tax regulation will do in curbing the monopolising nature of the global platform companies. 

Read the article here.

Hva skjuler seg bak gåten Algerie?

2. April 2019


The Governance Group's Partner, Joachim Nahem, has published an op-ed on the latest political developments in Algeria for NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Company).

Read the article here.

Danske Bank møter lovens veldig lange arm – fra USA

27. March 2019


The Governance Group's Special Advisor, Dan Schneider, writes in Dagens Næringsliv on how Danske Bank is risking litigation from shareholders and fines from US authorities.

Read the article here.

Gambling – uten én norsk krone

13. March 2019


The Governance Group's Partner, Kristian R Andersen, has written an op-ed in the Norwegian Business Daily: Foreign betting companies have established creative payment solutions to avoid the ban Norwegian banks face when it comes to enabling payments to gambling outlets .

Read the article here.

Danske Bank and money laundering scandal

4. March 2019

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The Governance Group's Special Advisor, Dan Schneider, is interviewed in Dagens Næringsliv about the widening money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank.

Read the article here.

Business Integrity Country Agenda review

1. March 2019


The Governance Group recently conducted a review of Transparency International’s Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA) assessing its strength as an advocacy and reform tool. TI’s BICA aims to initiate collective momentum to strengthen business integrity in a country. As part of our review, we assessed BICA’s implementation in 8 countries including Brazil, Mozambique, Turkey and Cambodia.

To read more about the BICA follow the link.

Democratic progress during a global decline

26. February 2019


The Governance Group's Associate, Hannah Hills, writes for Development in Action on Angola's recent progress on democracy and anti-corruption.

Read the article here.

Norway and US-China conflict

21. February 2019


The Governance Group's Partner, Joachim Nahem, writes in the Norwegian daily Klassekampen on how the US-China conflict puts Norway in the crossfire.

Read the article here.

Freedom in the World 2019

12. February 2019


The Governance Group is pleased to have contributed as an analyst to this year's Freedom in the World publication. 2018 marks the 13th year in row showing a global decline in democracy and freedom. Despite this, some countries have been making gains, including Angola and Ethiopia whose new Presidents and reforms have put them in the top 6 countries with the most gains in 2018.

Read the full report by following the link.

Treffpunkt GRC 2019

11. February 2019


Our partner Kristian R Andersen will contribute in IIA Norway’s GRC event on Wednesday alongside Gisele Marchand and Avinor’s Ingvild Høydalsvik Røsæg.

For more information, see here.

Schibsted and its dilemma between profit and governance

5. February 2019


TGG partner Kristian R Andersen writes in the Norwegian Business Daily on how the media company Schibsted is facing a strategic dilemma between financial profitability and its corporate governance.

Read the article here.

Welcoming our new Senior Associate

13. November 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Josefine Eggum is joining The Governance Group as Senior Associate. Josefine joins us from the Sahara Forest Project where she worked with the production of sustainable food, water and energy in dry and desert areas. She previously worked at SEB Merchant Banking within corporate risk and capital structure analysis and advisory. At SEB, Josefine was also involved with work on Green Bonds. She holds an MSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Hva er klimarisikoen for norske bedrifter?

9. November 2018


The Governance Group's Partner, Maria Gjølberg (Ph.D), will be presenting a new report on climate risk for Norwegian businesses together with KLP and the Norsk klimastiftelse at an upcoming breakfast seminar on climate risk.

For more information and to sign up for the event follow this link.

Nordic-African Business Summit 2018

8. November 2018


Our managing partner Joachim Nahem moderated a lunch seminar on sustainability risks and opportunities at the Nordic-African Business Summit 2018 in Oslo.

More information here.

ESG 100

5. November 2018


The Governance Group and Burson Cohn & Wolfe have analysed the quality of sustainability reporting for the 100 largest companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The analysis is based on the 2017 annual and sustainability reports.

The full report ‘Bærekraft på børs’ can be found here (Norwegian only).

The Executive Summary in English can be found here.

Risk management in extreme weather

31. October 2018


The Governance Group’s Partner, Kristian Andersen, and Managing Director of Kommunalbanken, Kristine Falkgård, wrote in the Norwegian Financial Daily Dagens Næringsliv on risk management in extreme weather conditions.

Read more here.


31. October 2018


Our Managing Partner Joachim Nahem was invited by the Norwegian Broadcasting NRK programme URIX to discuss the assassination attempt in Denmark and implications for Nordic-Iranian relations.

View his analysis here.

Media Diploma Course

22-26 October 2018


The Governance Group and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights hosted journalists and media representatives from Angola for a course on media, freedom of expression and human rights. The participants spent the week learning about human rights and freedom of expression relevant to their work and met with different Norwegian institutions, including Fritt Ord, the Norwegian Union of Journalists, and NRK.

More information on the course and the project can be found here.

Geopolitical implications of the Khashoggi murder

25. October 2018


Our Managing Partner, Joachim Nahem, writes in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten about the Khashoggi murder and its geopolitical implications.

Read more here.

MoU with GRESB

23. October 2018


The Governance Group signs an MoU with GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). "The partnership with GRESB will help strengthen our work on applying sustainability standards for the global infrastructure and real estate sectors" says Partner Kristian R Andersen. The Governance Group has also become an industry supporter of GRESB.

Slurv med bærekraft

17. October 2018


The Governance Group's Partner, Kristian R Andersen, writes in Norway's financial daily Dagens Næringsliv on our analysis of how the top 100 companies on the Oslo Stock Exchange report on ESG.

Read the full article here.