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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.

October 2021

October 21, 2021
Bank profits linked to financing deforestation-risk companies
Using the data in the Forests & Finance database, Profundo calculated the earnings for investors and creditors generated through their investments in, and financial services to, deforestation-risk companies active in the beef, palm oil, pulp & paper, rubber, soy and timber sectors in tropical forest regions.

Report: Bank profits linked to financing deforestation-risk companies

DC Business: Prinse cu mâța-n sac. Mari bănci ale lumii au finanțat distrugerea PĂDURILOR

Duurzaam Beleggen: Ook Nederlandse grootbanken verantwoordelijk voor grootschalige ontbossing

Earth.org: Global Banks Financed $119bn to Companies Linked to Deforestation

Euobserver: EU banks play 'major role' in deforestation, report finds

Euronews: European banks earning ‘eye-watering sums’ from deforestation, new report finds

European Parliament: Parliamentary questions about the report from Global Witness on ‘deforestation dividends’ and inclusion of financial organisations in the forthcoming due diligence proposal

Financial Times: Global finance industry sinks $119bn into companies linked to deforestation

Financiële Dagblad: 'Nederlandse grootbanken verantwoordelijk voor grootschalige ontbossing'

Global Witness: Top global banks and investors made an estimated $1.74 billion in income since Paris Climate Agreement from deals with agribusinesses linked to destruction of climate-critical forests and human rights abuses

Greendex: Folyik a pénz az erdőirtó globális vállalatokba

Multinews: Bancos europeus ganham milhões com desflorestação, aponta novo relatório

Portfolio: Kiderült, kik pénzelik az erdőket kipusztító globális vállalatokat

Sky News: Climate change: Household banks have invested billions in firms involved in deforestation, report claims

The Dutch Senate: General Financial Debate including a discussion on the note about the state of the government's finances.

WE Wealth: Esg a parole: la finanza green investe nella deforestazione

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