Case study: Controversial Arms Trade
This study examines whether and to what degree the ten largest insurance groups active in the Netherlands, as selected by the Fair Insurance Guide, invest in companies…
Indonesia’s Palm Oil Landbank Expansion Limited by Proposed Moratorium and NDPE Policies
After 25 years of aggressive palm oil development, which saw concession areas grow from 1 million ha to 21 million ha, the Government of Indonesia is now taking…
Indonesian Palm Oil’s Stranded Assets: 10 Million Football Fields of Undevelopable Land
Stranded land is a type of stranded asset. Due to stranded assets, the Indonesian palm oil industry may be facing a trend of lower growth and equity revaluations.…
Indofood Sukses Makmur and First Pacific: Financial Risks from Upstream Investments
The largest food company in Indonesia, Indofood Sukses Makmur, and its parent company First Pacific, both invest in palm oil producer Indofood Agri. Against the…
Indofood Agri Resources: Material Risks From Contested Land and Labor Issues
Indofood Agri, one of the largest palm oil producers in Indonesia, is facing material risks due to contested land and labor issues. Recently a RSPO complaint was…

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March 21, 2017
Reuters: Dutch bank ING sells Dakota pipeline loan share to 'send message'

March 21, 2017
Telesur (Venezuela): ING Sells Dakota Access Loan in Big Victory for Divestment Push

March 21, 2017
The Guardian: Dakota Access pipeline: ING sells stake in major victory for divestment push

March 2, 2017
Fair Insurance Guide: Case study: Controversial Arms Trade

February 14, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Indonesia’s Palm Oil Landbank Expansion Limited by Proposed Moratorium and NDPE Policies

February 14, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Indonesia’s Palm Oil Landbank Expansion Limited by Proposed Moratorium and NDPE Policies

February 9, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Indonesian Palm Oil’s Stranded Assets

February 9, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Indonesian Palm Oil’s Stranded Assets: 10 Million Football Fields of Undevelopable Land

February 7, 2017
Chain Reaction Research: Indofood Sukses Makmur and First Pacific: Financial Risks from Upstream Investments
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