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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.

September 2023

September 4, 2023
Ireland's role in the banking in climate change
Profundo analysed financial institutions headquartered and registered in Ireland financing agribusinesses and fossil fuel industries. The study reveals that Ireland is a significant channel for global institutional investment in fossils fuels and industrial agriculture, with €5.7 billion in climate-harming investment to the Global South. The report also reveals that as of January this year Irish financial institutions held €12.1 million of investments in fossils fuels. Of this figure the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) held €10.4 million, mostly in bonds issued by Chinese electric utility company State Grid Corporation of China. It is by design that Ireland acts as a channel for global institutional investors to profit from their fossil fuel investments in the Global South. Ireland needs to address this and ensure policy coherence.
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