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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.

July 2023

July 20, 2023
Investor and company climate and plastic commitments
A review of investors’ and companies’ climate commitments showed that 11 of 12 investors and 25 of 28 companies do not include plastics in their climate commitments. Also, there is no transparency on how these companies and investors plan to mitigate the climate impacts of their value chains. Moreover, Climate target-setting guidance and frameworks often omit the greenhouse gas emissions from plastics and, in some cases, incentivise continued plastics growth. Plastic is a major contributor to pollution, climate change and health issues. Therefore, it is important these companies and investors act upon their climate commitments and include plans on mitigating plastics in their policies. This report includes 10 First Principles for Incorporating Plastics into Climate Commitments to help them out.
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