Henrik Syse was Head of Corporate Governance for Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Europe’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund of Norway Global, from 2005 to 2007, and he continued, until 2009, as an advisor and consultant on social issues for NBIM.

He has published in the fields of philosophy, politics, religion, and ethics, including business ethics and professional ethics. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2007. He is a much-used lecturer in Norway and abroad.

At PRIO, Henrik Syse specializes in the ethics and laws of armed conflict, as well as other issues within international ethics, and he also works on questions related to free speech, identity, values, and the aftermath of the 22 July 2011 Norway attacks.

Among his publications in English are The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings (edited with Gregory Reichberg and Endre Begby, Blackwell, 2006), Natural Law, Religion, and Rights (St. Augustine’s Press, 2007), and Religion, War, and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions (edited with Gregory Reichberg and Nicole Hartwell, Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has published academic articles in journals such as Security Dialogue, Journal of Peace Research, Augustinian Studies, Modern Age, Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Journal of Military Ethics. He has published several books in Norwegian on issues such as faith and reason, free speech, and applied ethics.

Born 19 April 1966 (age 51)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater University of Oslo (Dr.Art., equivalent to Ph.D.), Boston College (MA)
Scientific career
Fields Philosophy, Ethics, Political theory, Religion
Institutions Peace Research Institute Oslo

why other investment fund’s can’t employ more moral and honest people?


i have to add here: Money does not always translate 1:1 to “resources” – what is valuable is not the paper money that some central bank printed – it is the services and resources you can buy with them. (resources = soil, services = trained and skilled people that can do eye surgery so you don’t need glasses anymore)

So basic income or not – the basic question is:

  1. fair and equal access to resources
  2. fair exchange of work-services (you work for me – i work for you) between people

how to live a good life? Should be on every school’s curriculum and every country should have a university doing research in this topic.

Drone-delivered parcel IS the future. you will not need to make any scientific studies about it.

it saves money for Amazon, DHL, Hermes and co that exploit and poorly pay and treat their employees.

Alphabet – the new company behind Google – 110 Billion USD turnover in 2017.

Will it’s aim be to make the world better for everyone?

Or fall back into self-destructive power-money-greed-mode?

That is the fundamental design flaw in capitalism – it does not ask for “together” “meaning” or “human development” driving mankind closer every day towards extinction.