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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.

December 2023

December 12, 2023
European Financial Institutions’ Continued Complicity in the Illegal Israeli Settlement Enterprise
This report summarizes findings on economic relationships between businesses and the Israeli settlement enterprise in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the European financial institutions that remain heavily invested in these companies. Between January 2020 and August 2023, 776 European financial institutions, including banks, asset managers, insurance companies, and pension funds, had financial relationships with 51 businesses that are actively involved with Israeli settlements. Profundo provided the Don’t Buy Into Occupation coalition with research on company involvement and financing relationships.
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