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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.

March 2023

March 20, 2023
Climate plans of Dutch financial institutions
The climate plans of the big Dutch banks, insurers and pension funds like ING, Nationale Nederlanden en PFZW are still inadequate and insufficient to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This report presents the results of an assessment of the quality of the climate action plans published by ten Dutch financial institutions in fulfilment of the Climate Commitment for the Financial Sector signed in 2019. None of the studied financial institutions got a score above 5.5. On average, the ten financial institutions received a total score of 4.5 points out of 10 for their climate action plans. Pension fund ABP received the highest score with 5.3 points, while insurance company NN Group received the lowest score with 3.3 points.
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