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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 2019

April 25, 2019
Complicity in Destruction II: How Northern Consumers And Financiers Enable Bolsonaro’s Assault On The Brazilian Amazon
This report exposes the risks behind doing business with companies directly tied to illegal deforestation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil. Europe and United States-based companies and financiers were identified here have now been made aware of their roles within their supply chains and portfolios. They should swiftly act upon this information to minimize exposure to the risks they run.

Report: Amazon Watch: Complicity IN Destruction II: How Northern Consumers And Financiers Enable Bolsonaro’s Assault On The Brazilian Amazon

Report: Amazon Watch: European and North American Supply Chain & Financial Relationships Linked to Brazilian Environmental Offenders Part II – Financial links

Report: Amazon Watch: European and North American Supply Chain & Financial Relationships Linked to Brazilian Environmental Offenders

Amazon Watch: Complicity in destruction. How northern consumers and financiers enable Bolsonaro's assault on the Brazilian Amazon

CBS News: Did U.S. companies and consumers help fuel the fires in the Amazon rainforest?

Chain Reaction Research: Financial Institutions May See Reputation Risks from Links to Deforestation

Chain Reaction Research: JBS Backtracks on Transparency as Reputation Risks Grow

Chain Reaction Research: No Mention of Deforestation in JPMorgan’s Climate Risk Assessment

Deutsche Welle: Amazon deforestation: EU firms linked to illegal logging in Brazil

Euromoney: Sustainable finance’s biggest problems, by the people who know best

Financial Times: Report accuses companies of aiding Amazon destruction

Folha de S. Paolo: Amazon Deforestation Supports Meat, Soy and Wood Markets

ING Annual Report 2019: ING refers to the Amazon Watch report "Complicity in Destruction II" as a reason for increasing due diligence of commodity traders (p. 443).

Mongabay: China, EU, US trading with Brazilian firms fined for Amazon deforestation: report

The Atlantic: Follow the Money to the Amazon

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