Soy Barometer 2014
The Soy Barometer is mapping the stream of soy through the Netherlands, both for domestic consumption as well as re-export to other countries. It comes to the conclusion…
Banking on coal - 2014
This briefing is a follow-up to two previous reports (Bankrolling Climate Change and Banking on coal - 2013) exploring how commercial banks are bankrolling the…
Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2014
This is the eight annual edition of the VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands. This report, published by the Dutch Association…
Bumitama Agri Ltd. MEDIUM RISK
This report report analyzes the financial risk profile of Bumitama Agri Ltd., a rapidly growing palm oil company. The report focuses on sustainability risks associated…
Fair Bank Guide: Dutch banks and tax avoidance
The case study researched whether there are indications that Dutch banking groups are involved in any way of international tax avoidance.

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....

October 30, 2014
Euraktiv (Germany): Klimaschutz: Private Banken finanzieren Kohlekraft mit 66 Milliarden Euro

October 30, 2014
Novethic (France): Financement du charbon: le double discours des banques Françaises

October 30, 2014
RTCC (United Kingdom): Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector

October 30, 2014
Renew Economy (Australia): Even coal-loving banks won’t touch Abbot Point

October 29, 2014
BankTrack: Coalbanks

October 29, 2014
Entwicklungspolitik Online (Germany): Privatbanken finanzieren Kohle-Industrie mit 66 Mrd. Euro

October 29, 2014
Fossil Free Europe: Banks: Time to Quit Coal

October 29, 2014
Greentech Germany (Germany): Banken raus aus der Kohle!

October 29, 2014
World Development Movement: UK banks prominent in new coal financers global hall of shame
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What we do

We help our clients to realise their sustainable ambitions, by providing tailored research and advisory services. We are working for:

  • Non-governmental organisations: research into the relationship of companies and financial institutions with social and environmental problems, policy analyses and campaign advice....
  • Financial institutions: advice on socially responsible investment policies and strategies, portfolio-research, analyses and data on SRI-themes and evaluation of investment opportunities....
  • Governments and research institutes: policy analyses and evaluations, research into the relationship of companies and financial institutions with CSR themes....
  • Media: supporting research journalistic projects....


Financial sector

Commodity chains

Corporate Social Responsibility
How banks, pension funds and other financiers are investing has a strong impact on sustainable development ...International trade in food, mineral and energy commodities is of strong importance for human and environment ... Companies and financial institutions aspiring to operate in socially responsible way, have to be prepared to make choices ...
  Banks  Forestry  Tax
  Pension funds  Energy  Landgrabbing
  Export Credit Agencies
  Agriculture  Weapons
  Multilateral banks
  Fisheries  Human rights
  Asset managers  Mining  Climate change


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