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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 2022

October 7, 2022
Labour rights risks in the Latin American mining sector
Profundo provided a sector analysis mapping the mineral supply chain from Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia in terms of producers, traders, European buyers, and financiers, their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and practices, as well as the potential impacts of market trends on labour rights. The transition to renewable energies is connected to a rapidly increasing demand for a large number of minerals. This run for minerals is connected to high risks to human rights in these supply chains, but often, the lack of transparency regarding mineral flows makes it difficult to hold companies accountable for their HRDD responsibilities. This hampers any possibilities for a truly just transition.
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