More information?
Contact Barbara Kuepper
More information?
Contact Diana Quiroz
More information?
Contact Gerard Rijk
More information?
Contact Jan Willem van Gelder
More information?
Contact Ward Warmerdam
  • Sectors & commodity chains (0)
    • Agriculture (0)
      • Banana (0)
      • Cassava (0)
      • Cocoa (0)
      • Coffee (0)
      • Cotton (0)
      • Flowers (0)
      • Fruits (0)
      • Grains (0)
      • Nuts (0)
      • Orange (0)
      • Palm oil (0)
      • Potato (0)
      • Rice (0)
      • Rubber (0)
      • Soy (0)
      • Spices (0)
      • Sugar (0)
      • Tea (0)
      • Tobacco (0)
      • Vegetables (0)
      • Wine (0)
    • Arms (0)
    • Banking (0)
    • Chemical (0)
    • Construction (0)
    • Electronics (0)
    • Energy (0)
      • Biofuels (0)
      • Coal-fired power (0)
      • Hydropower (0)
      • Nuclear energy (0)
      • Oil & gas (0)
      • Renewable energy (0)
    • Fishery (0)
      • Other fish (0)
      • Pelagic fish (0)
      • Salmon (0)
      • Shrimps (0)
      • Tuna (0)
    • Food & beverages (0)
    • Forestry (0)
      • Pulp & paper (0)
      • Timber (0)
    • Garment (0)
    • Insurance companies (0)
    • Investors (0)
    • Livestock (0)
      • Beef (0)
      • Dairy (0)
      • Fur & leather (0)
      • Pork (0)
      • Poultry (0)
    • Mining (0)
      • Aluminium (0)
      • Cement (0)
      • Coal (0)
      • Cobalt (0)
      • Copper (0)
      • Diamond (0)
      • Gold (0)
      • Iron & steel (0)
      • Lead (0)
      • Lithium (0)
      • Manganese (0)
      • Natural stones (0)
      • Nickel (0)
      • Platinum (0)
      • Tantalum (0)
      • Tin (0)
      • Tungsten (0)
      • Uranium (0)
      • Zinc (0)
    • Pharmaceutical (0)
    • Recycling (0)
    • Retail (0)
    • Security (0)
    • Tourism (0)
    • Transport (0)
  • Sustainability themes (0)
    • Animal welfare (0)
    • Biodiversity (0)
    • Circular economy (0)
    • Climate change (0)
    • Conflicts and security (0)
    • Corruption (0)
    • CSR policy and practice (0)
    • Deforestation (0)
    • Food security (0)
    • Gender (0)
    • Genetic modification (0)
    • Health (0)
    • Human rights (0)
    • Labour rights (0)
    • Landgrabbing (0)
    • Market regulation (0)
    • Migration (0)
    • Pollution (0)
    • Tax (0)
    • Transparency (0)
    • Value chains (0)
    • Water (0)
  • Sectors & commodity chains
  • Sustainability themes

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.

November 2021

November 10, 2021
Banking on Asia’s Just Energy Transition
"In this study for Fair Finance Asia, Profundo explored the topic of Asia's energy transition from various angles. Currently, coal accounts for the majority of all electricity produced in many countries in Asia. We described the environmental and social impacts of coal mining and coal-fired power across the region and analysed the energy and climate policies of 13 countries in the region. Quite worrisome: most of these countries researched will continue to develop new coal-fired power projects in the coming years. An energy transition in Asia is urgently needed, but it should be ""just"". Based on interviews with civil society leaders and experts in this field, we developed a set of conditions and recommendations how to make sure that the transition from coal to renewables will protect the environment, respect human rights and bring progress to communities throughout Asia. We also explored the role of Asian and other financial institutions in this transition. Since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, financial institutions have provided USD 683 billion in loans and underwriting services to companies active in coal mining and coal-fired power operations in the region. We show that there are not only moral reasons, but also financial arguments for these financial institutions to transition from coal to renewables. Divesting from coal would not only allow them to avoid the mounting financial risks of coal, but also capitalise on the financial returns offered by increasingly profitable renewable energy investments."
Disclaimer
Copyright Profundo, development EasyMIND