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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.

June 2021

June 3, 2021
Dutch Wood Pellet Imports: Is Dutch Biomass Burning Contributing to Forest Loss in Baltic States?
For this research project, commissioned by Greenpeace Netherlands, Profundo analysed Dutch imports of wood pellets for biomass from Estonia and Latvia, and their possible links to deforestation in these countries. The report shows that deforestation and Estonia and Latvia has increased in recent years, and exports of wood pellets are increasing as well. The research moreover suggests that it is very difficult to exclude the possibility that the rapidly increasing demand for biomass in the Netherlands is directly or indirectly contributing to deforestation in Estonia and Latvia.
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