On May 10, Friends of the Earth published their report on TIAA’s links to deforestation and land grabbing in partnership with ActionAidUSA, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos de Brasil (Brazilian Social Network for Justice and Human Rights, a Grassroots International partner), and Inclusive Development International. Their report, “Invested in Exploitation? TIAA’s Ties to Land Grabbing and Deforestation,” exposes TIAA’s role in leading a trend of investment in farmland that drives up land prices and displaces family farmers, and TIAA’s investments in Southeast Asian palm oil companies known for ravaging tropical forests, abusing workers and indigenous peoples, and driving species to the brink of extinction. Download the report.


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