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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.

March 2018

March 7, 2018
Don't Bank on the Bomb
Don't Bank on the Bomb provides a detailed overview of the worldwide investments in production, maintenance and modernisation of nuclear weapons. The reports contains a Hall of Shame of financial institutions that invest in nuclear weapons producers. The report also contains a Hall of Fame of financial institutions that do have responsible investments policies with regard to nuclear weapons. Also there is a list of Runners-Up, describing institutions that are improving their policies.

PAX

Report: PAX: Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Website: Weapon Free Funds

Asahi (Japan): Loans to nuclear weapons manufacturers, seven companies in Japan Published ICAN

Avvenire (Italy): La denuncia. Banche e fondi investono sempre più in armi nucleari

BankTrack: New worldwide armed banking database available

Business Insider: Your retirement account probably funds nuclear weapons — here are the top 20 biggest companies and investors

Dagens Næringsliv (Norway): Oljefondet får refs for ikke å ha solgt seg helt ut av atomvåpen-relaterte virksomheter

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): Nobel-winning ICAN condemns surge in nuclear arms investments

Dnevnik (Slovenia): Pokojninski skladi za jedrske bombe

Euronews: More funds spurn nuclear arms, financing still strong - report

Fast Company: These Companies Are Financing The Return Of Nuclear Terror

Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany): So finanzieren deutsche Banken mit ihren Milliarden die Rüstungskonzerne

Geo (Tuvalu): Nobel-winning ICAN condemns surge in nuclear arms investments

ICAN: We are making big news today

Il Cambiamento (Italiy): Ecco il rapporto 2018 “Don’t bank on the bomb”: sempre più soldi per le armi nucleari

Knack (Belgium): SP.A richt zich tot banken: 'Schrap nu eindelijk investeringen in kernwapens'

Liputan 6 (Indonesia): 20 Perusahaan Top Dunia Ini Disebut Jadi Investor Produsen Senjata Nukl

New York Times (Verenigde Staten): More Funds Spurn Nuclear Arms, Financing Still Strong-Report

Newsweek (United States): Trump's threat of nuclear war with North Korea is making a lot of money for these weapon companies

Norsk Folkehjelp (Norway): Investerer i atomvåpen

PAX: Rapport: Nederlandse financiële instellingen als ING investeren nog steeds flink in kernwapens

Puls Biznesu (Poland): Banki inwestują miliardy w firmy produkujące broń jądrową

Pulse (Nigeria): Nobel-winning condemns surge in nuclear arms investments:

Reuters (United States): More funds spurn nuclear arms, financing still strong: report

Shephard Media: ICAN condemns surge in nuclear arms investments

Stuff (New Zealand): Global report calls on the NZ Super Fund to do better on nuclear weapons-makers

Süddeutsche Zeitung (Duitsland): Banken investieren Milliarden in Atomwaffen-Produzenten

Swissinfo (Switzerland): Report criticises banks for investing in nuclear weapons

The Nation: Nuclear Weapons Pose the Ultimate Threat to Mankind

The Nation: Rebuilding the Antinuclear Movement

The New Republic: The Nuclear Industry’s Winners and Losers

US News (United States): More Funds Spurn Nuclear Arms, Financing Still Strong: Report

Yahoo News (Australia): Nobel-winning ICAN condemns surge in nuclear arms investments

December 2016

December 8, 2016
Don't Bank on the Bomb
Don't Bank on the Bomb provides a detailed overview of the worldwide investments in production, maintenance and modernisation of nuclear weapons. The reports contains a Hall of Shame of financial institutions that invest in nuclear weapons producers. The report also contains a Hall of Fame of financial institutions that do have responsible investments policies with regard to nuclear weapons. Also there is a list of Runners-Up, describing institutions that are improving their policies.

PAX

ICAN

Website: Don't Bank on the Bomb

Report: PAX: Don't Bank on the Bomb

20 Min (Switzerland): «Schlecht, dass UBS von Rüstungsfirmen profitiert»

Announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017

BBC: Nobel peace prize; Ican award sends nuclear message

Don't Bank on the Bomb: Nobel Foundation to divest from nuclear weapon producers

Entwicklungspolitikk online (Epo) (Germany): Bericht über Banken und Atomwaffen

Financial Times: Europe’s largest pension fund to drop tobacco and nuclear weapons investments

Hispan TV (Spain): ‘BBVA deja a familias sin casa financiando armas nucleares’

I&P Europe: Europe's biggest pension fund to cut €3.3bn of tobacco, nuclear assets

ICAN: Breaking! We just banned nuclear weapons

ICAN: Nobel Peace Prize 2017!

InfoLibre (Spain): Acciona, BBVA, Sabadell, Santander y la SEPI se lucran con la fabricación de armas nucleares

Italia Oggi (Italy): In tre anni le banche hanno investito indirettamente quasi 500 mld di $ nell'industria delle armi nucleari

L'Echo (Belgium): Des millions d'euros investis par nos banques dans l'armement

La Capitale (Belgium): Les banques ING, BNP et KBC ont investi des millions d'euros dans les armes nucléaires

Le Soir (Belgium): Les banques ont investi 498 milliards de dollars dans les armes nucléaires

Money Management (Australia): Super funds more supportive of non-proliferation

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NY Times: Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons

Publico (Spain): Cuatro bancos y la SEPI invirtieron 6.500 millones de euros en empresas que producen armas nucleares

Radio Utopie (Germany): Studie: Milliarden für Atomwaffen

Reuters: UPDATE 2-Dutch ABP pension fund to pull investments in tobacco, nuclear arms makers

Willilam Hartung: Nuclear Weapons: Who Pays, Who Profits?

November 2015

November 12, 2015
Don't Bank on the Bomb
Don't Bank on the Bomb provides a detailed overview of the worldwide investments in production, maintenance and modernisation of nuclear weapons. The reports contains a Hall of Shame of financial institutions that invest in nuclear weapons producers. The report also contains a Hall of Fame of financial institutions that do have responsible investments policies with regard to nuclear weapons. Also there is a list of Runners-Up, describing institutions that are improving their policies.

PAX

ICAN

Report: PAX: Don't Bank on the Bomb

Alternet (US): Privatizing the Apocalypse: How Nuclear Weapons Companies Gobble Up Your Tax Dollars

AP7 Förvalt (Sweden): AP7 placeras i finrummet

Archivio di Sarmo (Italy): Don't bank on the bomb 2015

Banca Armada (Spain): BBVA, Banco Santander, Banco Sabadell y Acciona financian con aproximadamente 4.651 millones de euros a 26 compañías productoras de armas nucleares

BankTrack: Financial institutions drop the bomb from their investment portfolio

Don't Bank on the Bomb: Cambridge will divest from nuclear weapon producers!

Don't bank on the bomb: Pension funds SPF and SPOV divest from MOOG

Future of life institute (USA): Responsible investing made easy

Handelsblatt (Germany): Banken schießen Atomwaffenindustrie ab

HispanTV (Spain): ‘Bancos españoles financian armas nucleares de EEUU y Reino Unido’

Klassekampen (Norway): Norge tjener på a-våpen

LibreRed (Spain): La banca española financia las armas nucleares de EEUU y Reino Unido

NL Times: Report: Dutch pension ABP invested €1 billion in nuclear weapons

PAX: Don't Bank on the Bomb 2015

Schattenblick (Germany): Immer mehr Finanzinstitute lassen die Bombe fallen

Stavanger Aftenblad (Norway): Rapport: Oljefond-aksjer i atomvåpenselskaper

Stop Explosive Investments: How to read a financial institution’s policy

Swiss info (Switzerland): UBS a investi 5,1 milliards dans les armes nucléaires en 2015

Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland): Schweizer Banken finanzieren Atombomben-Hersteller

The Huffington Post (USA): Hawking says “don’t bank on the bomb” & Cambridge votes to divest $1Bn from nuclear weapons

The Huffington Post (Verenigde Staten): Nuclear Weapons Are Scary — But We Can Do Something About Them

The Post Internazionale (Italy): 11 banche italiane finanziano i produttori di armi atomiche

November 2014

November 7, 2014
Don't Bank on the Bomb
Don't Bank on the Bomb provides a detailed overview of the worldwide investments in production, maintenance and modernisation of nuclear weapons. The reports contains a Hall of Shame of financial institutions that invest in nuclear weapons producers. The report also contains a Hall of Fame of financial institutions that do have responsible investments policies with regard to nuclear weapons. Also there is a list of Runners-Up, describing institutions that are improving their policies.

October 2013

October 10, 2013
Don't Bank on the Bomb
The research done for this report identified a total of 298 financial institutions that were found to be significantly involved in financing nuclear weapons producing companies since 2010, for a total amount of 314 billion dollar. The financial institutions can be banks, pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies and other financial institutions, providing corporate loans, project finance or working capital facilities; underwriting share or bond issuances; and (managing) investments in shares and bonds of the 27 selected producing companies.

March 2012

March 5, 2012
Don’t Bank on the Bomb
This report identifies more than 300 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in 30 countries with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers. The study, for which Profundo did the financial research, provides details of financial transactions with 20 companies that are heavily involved in the manufacture, maintenance and modernization of US, British, French and Indian nuclear forces.
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