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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.

November 2022

November 7, 2022
Profiting from the construction and hotel boom in Qatar (FIFA World cup 2022)
Almost half (47%) of the financing to construction and hospitality companies active in Qatar is provided by European banks, pension funds and insurance companies. Billions of dollars have been spent on these projects and multimillion profits have been made by the contracted and subcontracted companies. But the migrant workers, whose labour is key to the success of the FIFA World cup 2022, are not benefitting from this.

Report: No questions asked: Profiting from the construction and hotel boom in Qatar

AMwatch: Storebrand after criticism for Qatar investments: "Getting good documentation requires a lot of effort"

AMWatch: Storebrand after criticism for Qatar investments: "Getting good documentation requires a lot of effort"

Business & Human rights Resource Centre: Qatar 2022: Report examines investments in construction & hotel sectors in emirate, issues recommendations to financial institutions on engaging with clients & investees on labour rights; incl co. responses

Citywire: Investors accused of ignoring human rights violations in World Cup building boom

E24: Passivt eierskap gir også skitt på hendene

El Salto: BBVA y Santander, primeros ganadores del Mundial de Qatar

Enorm: FIFA WM Katar 2022: Menschen- und Arbeitsrechte im Abseits

euobserver: How EU banks underwrote the Qatar World Cup

Fair Finance International: Big European financial institutions invest heavily but turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Qatar

FinansWatch: Framtiden i våre hender om Qatar-rapport: – Den sår tvil om hvor aktivt eierskap finansinstitusjonene har

finews.asia: World Cup: Did Investors Ignore Human Rights Abuses?

NRK: Oljefondet har investert milliarder i hotellkjede som får Qatar-kritikk

NRK: Oljefondet har investert milliarder i hotellkjede som får Qatar-kritikk

NRK: Oljefondet har milliarder i Qatar-hotellkjede – flere partier krever svar fra regjeringen

VRT: Arbeiders op WK-werven van Besix getuigden over misbruik in rapport, hoofdsponsor Rode Duivels reageert

ZDF: Deutsche Banken verdienen an Katars Bauboom

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