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SOMO report re Dutch financial institutions & food speculation

In November and December 2011, SOMO issued the materials below related to Dutch financial institutions and food speculation:  

- Dutch financial institutions speculate in food markets, SOMO, 23 Dec 2011

- Food markets in Dutch: Dutch Banks and Pensions Funds in Agricultural Derivatives Markets, Rens van Tiburg, Dec 2011

- Feeding the Financial Hype: How excessive Financial Investments Impact Agricultural Derivatives Markets, Rens van Tilburg & Myriam Van der Stichele, SOMO, Nov 2011

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies examined to respond.  Responses are accessible below.

ABN Amro [DOC]

APG [PDF]

PGGM [PDF]

ING [DOC]

MN Services [DOC]

Rabobank Group [DOC]

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2 August 2012

Response by Rabobank: SOMO reports on Dutch financial institutions and their role in food speculation.

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15 February 2012

Response by ABN Amro: SOMO report re Dutch financial institutions & food speculation.

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8 February 2012

Response by APG: SOMO reports on Dutch financial institutions and their role in food speculation.

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Company response
8 February 2012

Response by Mn Services: SOMO reports on Dutch financial institutions and their role in food speculation. Click here 

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8 February 2012

Response by PGGM: SOMO reports on Dutch financial institutions and their role in food speculation.

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1 December 2011

SOMO report re Dutch financial institutions & food speculation

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November and December 2011, SOMO issued...materials...related to Dutch financial institutions and food speculation...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies examined to respond. Responses from companies that have...

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