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Projects

To illustrate our broad expertise, covering many different economic sectors, commodities, sustainability themes and countries, this page gives an overview of the different projects executed by Profundo over the years. In the menu, you can filter the projects by thematic area. Each project is described briefly and where available the project portfolio - such as reports, brochures or presentations - is provided. Attention is also given to the exposure generated by the project in the media, in politics and elsewhere.

 

We analyse the financial parameters of companies and assess how companies and their financiers could be affected in different scenarios by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks related to deforestation, climate change emissions, human rights abuses, resource depletion, health impacts and other sustainability issues.
We analyse the various human rights and other sustainability risks in international commodity supply chains and identify what different stakeholders can do to foster sustainable development of value chains in agriculture, forestry, livestock, energy, fisheries and mineral sectors.
We analyse how companies are financed by banks, shareholders and others financiers, to assess what financiers could do to foster sustainable corporate practices. Also, we dig into ownership structures and the schemes companies have set up to minimise tax payments.
We assess and benchmark responsible investment and credit policies of banks and investors and we advise on how policies can be improved and implemented through screening, voting, engagement and exclusion strategies.

April 2022

April 20, 2022
Asset managers fueling climate chaos, 2022 scorecard
New study shows that the biggest asset managers still have not taken appropriate steps to tackle fossil fuel expansion. The 2022 scorecard on asset managers, fossil fuels and climate change is published by Reclaim finance, Re:common, The sunrise project, Urgewald, with contributions from Profundo. The 30 biggest asset managers headquartered in Europe and the US and their investment practices regarding climate change, focusing on the fossil fuel sector were analysed. Conclusions show that asset managers are still investing in companies with fossil fuel expansion plans and most have no policies restricting investments in fossil fuels. It is recommended they adopt policies tackling fossil fuel expansion in lign with the Paris Agreement.
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