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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.

When you are looking for a specific report, we recommend to go to our Portfolio page.

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.
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 public policies in the economic, tax and environmental domains, which could shape or restrain the sustainable transformation of the corporate and financial world, and propose alternative policies.

September 2016

September 6, 2016
Forests and Finance
Forests and Finance is a website that aims to highlight the role that finance plays in enabling tropical deforestation. It is the result of extensive research and investigations by a coalition of campaign and research organisations including Rainforest Action Network, TuK INDONESIA, and Profundo.

Website: Forests and Finance

Report: Forests and Finance: Banks; High carbon, Hidden risks

Report: Perbankan Berkelanjutan – Indonesian sustainable banking guide

Report: Rainforest Action Network: Broken Promises - A case study on how the Tokyo 2020 Games and Japanese financiers are fueling landgrabbing and rainforest destruction in Indonesia

Report: Rainforest Action Network: Perilous: Korindo, Land Grabbing and Banks

Aktual (Indonesia): Warga Tiberias Sulsel Dicekam Konflik Agraria

Berita (Indonesia): Bank didapati salur dana berbilion dolar kepada firma pembasmian hutan di Asia Tenggara

Beritagar (Indonesia): Ketika bank salurkan kredit untuk perusahaan perusak lingkungan

Bloomberg: Banks Blanketed in Haze They Helped Finance

Clean Malaysia: Banking on the Death of Forests

CNN Indonesia: Bank Global Dituding Turut Rusak Hutan Asia Tenggara

CNN Indonesia: OJK Janji Kaji Dampak Kredit Bank Terhadap Lingkungan

CNN Indonesia: US$3,89 Miliar Kredit Bank Membawa Malapetaka Bagi Lingkungan

Daily Mail: Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia - study

Die Vorbänker (Germany): Wie Banken die Entwaldung finanzieren

Eco-Business: Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia: Study

Female Radio (Indonesia): Bank Global Dituding Ikut Rusak Hutan

Financial Times (United Kingdom): The limits of bank self-regulation in fighting deforestation

GeoTimes (Indonesia): Tiada Asap tanpa Api, Tiada Deforestasi tanpa Investasi

Jakarta Globe (Indonesia): "Banks Pump Billions Into Deforestation-Linked Firms in Southeast Asia: Study

Jakarta Globe (Indonesia): Bank Mandiri Denies Link to Companies Blamed for Forest Fires

Jakarta Globe (Indonesia): Court Rejects RAPP's Plea to Revoke Gov't Reprimand Letter

Jakarta Globe (Indonesia): Malaysian, Indonesian Banks Finance Most Forest Destruction in SE Asia

Japanese and Malaysian banks and investors continue to pump billions of dollars into forest-risk companies, without adequate environmental and social safeguards

Kabar News: Olimpiade Tokyo Tersangkut Pengadaan "Kayu Gelap" asal Maluku Utara

Kompas: Mata Pencaharian Masyarakat Halmahera Terancam

Mongabay (Indonesia): OJK Janji Kaji Dampak Kredit Bank Terhadap Lingkungan

Mongabay (Indonesia): Opini: Melindungi Hutan Kita dengan Perbankan Berkelanjutan

Mongabay (Indonesia): Penelitian Temukan Bank-bank Ini Berkontribusi pada Kehancuran Hutan

Mongabay (Indonesia): These banks are pumping billions into Southeast Asia’s deforestation

Mongabay: Asian banks give billions to firms linked to deforestation, study finds

Mongabay: In funding palm oil giants, banks may share in ‘sins of the companies’

Mongabay: Laporan Terbaru Ungkap Pelanggaran Perusahaan Sawit Korindo di Gane

Netral News (Indonesia): LSM Lingkungan Hidup Desak OJK Koreksi Ban Pembakaran Hutan

New York Times: How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril

Rainforest Action Network: Explosive Reports Expose Illegal Logging and Human Rights Abuses by Forestry Giant Korindo Group; Tokyo 2020 Olympics Implicated in Sourcing Tainted Wood

RAN, TuK and Profundo: First of its kind online platform reveals the banks and investors financing companies linked to tropical forest loss in Southeast Asia

RAN, TuK en Profundo: Bank policy assessment summary

RAN, TuK en Profundo: Forests and Finance - Briefing

Research Institute for Environmental Finance (Japan): article about Forests & Finance

Reuters: Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia - study

South China Morning Post: Tokyo 2020 using tainted Indonesian rainforest wood to build venues, say groups; Korean supplier accused of illegal logging

Straits Times: Big banks putting rainforests in peril, says report

Tabloidjubi (Indonesia): Walhi Papua: Bank harus hati-hati beri pinjaman ke perusahaan

The Epoch Times: Holding Banks Accountable for Funding Deforestation

The Jakarta Post (Indonesia): Tiberias residents seek govt's help to end land dispute

The Jakarta Post: Big banks support firms linked to deforestation

The Straits Times: Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers deny accusations of illegally sourced wood usage

Today (Singapore): Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in South-east Asia: Study

TuK (Indonesia): Maybank: the single largest palm oil financier

TuK (Indonesia): Sime Darby urged to resolve long-standing land rights conflict before stock exchange listing of its plantation division

TuK Indonesia: Warning to financiers of the acquisition of pulp company Eldorado Brasil

ValueWalk: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Implicated In Sourcing Tainted Wood: Activists Claim

Walhi: Laporan Hangat: Membongkar Pembalakan Liar dan Pelanggaran HAM oleh Raksasa Bisnis Kehutanan Grup Korindo: Olimpiade 2020 Tokyo Tersangkut Pengadaan Kayu Gelap

Yayasan Merah Putih (Indonesia): Uang anda di bank menghancurkan kehidupan

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