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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 2021

October 29, 2021
Financing of deforestation-risk commodities in tropical regions
Profundo assessed the finance received (in the forms of loans and investments) by over 300 companies directly involved in the beef, soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber and timber supply chains, whose operations may impact natural tropical forests and the communities that rely on them in Southeast Asia, Central and West Africa, and parts of South America. Profundo has updated the financing data for these companies, identifying which banks and investors are involved.

Brochure: Pushing the Paris Climate Agreement Out of Reach: The Countries Bankrolling Tropical Deforestation

Report: Risky Finance: The UK financial sector’s role in financing deforestation and conversion

Website: Update of financial data Forests & Finance

Agriwatch: Banker investerer stadig milliarder i virksomheder med forbindelse til skovrydning

BankTrack: Activists tell banks and investors on COP26 Climate Finance Day to stop doing business with the world's largest meat company JBS

BankTrack: First test of ‘Net Zero’ bank commitments as pulp & paper giants seek finance for expansion that could torpedo Indonesia’s climate goals

BankTrack: ING bank runs away from its responsibilities

BusinessGreen: UK financiers accused of directly funding companies that threaten rainforest

Euromoney: Will Amazon deforestation finally lead to a financing drought?

Financial Times: Global finance industry sinks $119bn into companies linked to deforestation

Financial Times: Global leaders to sign pledge to halt deforestation

Forests & Finance: Banking Centers Of Brazil, Indonesia, China, The United States And Japan Are Bankrolling Global Deforestation, New Analysis Finds

Independent: WWF: Government should stop British banks funding deforestation

Investment Week: Asset management firms pledge to fight deforestation by 2025

Mongabay: Paper giants’ expansion plans raise fears of greater deforestation in Indonesia

Reuters: Banks still funding deforestation-linked firms in threat to global climate goals

Yahoo Finance: Clamp down on UK financial sector to save rainforests, says WWF

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