Fair Bank Guide Netherlands: Dutch Banks: Commitments and Progress
This case study focuses on commitments made by Dutch banking groups in earlier case studies. The present study describes relevant and measurable steps by Dutch…
Indonesian palm oil growers’ exposure to sustainability purchasing policies
This report assesses the financial risk exposure of the ten largest palm oil growers listed on the Indonesian stock exchange (IDX).
Dutch Fair Insurance Guide: Controversial Arms Trade
The aim of the case study is to assess whether the largest insurance groups in the Netherlands, as selected by the Fair Insurance Guide, invest in companies that…
Bad Medicine
Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become a major public health concern. A frequently overlooked cause of antimicrobial resistance is environmental pollution from…
National Round Table on Gold
The purpose of this Roundtable was for government, companies, financiers and societal organisations, to look for possibilities for making the gold sector more sustainable…

With profound research and advice, Profundo aims to make a practical contribution to a sustainable world and social justice. Quality comes first, aiming at the needs of our clients. Thematically we focus on commodity chains, the financial sector and corporate social responsibility....

 
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July 23, 2015
DN Debatt (Sweden): ”Bankernas investeringar måste lyftas fram i ljuset”

July 23, 2015
Fair Finance Guide Sverige (Sweden) : Dålig insyn i svenska banker

July 14, 2015
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Options for sustainability - strategic gold chain assessment

July 7, 2015
Fair Bank Guide Netherlands: Dutch Banks: Commitments and Progress

June 30, 2015
Chain Reaction Research: Analysis: IDX-Listed Palm Oil Producers Face Serious Business Risks Without Improved Sustainability Practices

June 30, 2015
Chain Reaction Research: Indonesian palm oil growers’ exposure to sustainability purchasing policies

June 28, 2015
Financial Times: On course for a global public health disaster

June 18, 2015
Dutch News: Dutch insurance companies have €6.8bn invested in controversial arms traders

June 18, 2015
NL Times: Dutch insurers pumped €6.8 billion into illicit weapons dealers
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