Banks financing forestry companies in tropical countries
Research carried out in support of Global Witness’s land and forest campaigns revealed links between 50 of the world’s major tropical logging companies and…
The Price of Doing Too Little Too Late - The impact of the carbon bubble on the EU financial system
The carbon bubble refers to the overvaluation of fossil fuel reserves and related assets should the world meet its stated objective of limiting climate change.
Nahrungsmittelspekulation – (k)ein Problem ?
For this report Profundo provided an overview of the investment funds offered by 10 selected Swiss banking groups and other Swiss asset managers which invest directly…
Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2013
In this research project the sustainability policies of 29 insurance companies were investigated. Profundo wrote a background chapter on the motivation for insurance…
Case Study: Extractive companies and human rights
This case study's goal is to assess the compliance of 16 financial institutions that were selected within the framework of the Fair Bank Guide and the Fair Insurance…

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....

April 10, 2014
Friends of the Earth US: Arnold Schwarzenegger – public face of TV campaign to save forests and climate – invests in companies causing deforestation and climate change

April 10, 2014
Friends of the Earth US: Years of Investing Dangerously - Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Ties to Palm Oil

March 28, 2014
Friends of the Earth Europe: European and US financial institutions continue to finance illegal palm oil

March 27, 2014
The Times of India (India): Schwarzenegger accused of benefiting from deforestation

March 26, 2014
Business Insider (United States): Arnold Schwarzenegger Profiting From Indonesian Deforestation? Harrison Ford Will Be Pissed

March 26, 2014
Business Standard (India): 'Environmentalist' Arnold Schwarzenegger accused of benefiting from deforestation

March 26, 2014
The Huffington Post (United States): Report Links Arnold Schwarzenegger To Companies That Destroy Forests

March 25, 2014
The Guardian (United Kingdom): Arnold Schwarzenegger 'linked to destructive logging companies'

March 25, 2014
The Independent (United Kingdom): Arnold Schwarzenegger accused of profiting from deforestation
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  • Non-governmental organisations: research into the relationship of companies and financial institutions with social and environmental problems, policy analyses and campaign advice....
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