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2 Aug 2012

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]

Company Responses

ABN Amro View Response
Mn Services View Response
Rabobank View Response

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