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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.

January 2024

January 11, 2024
Towards Meaningful Human Rights Impact Assessments
Exploitation of people and the planet continues to be rampant in the production of food. Supermarkets are powerful players in international food value chains, which is why Oxfam called on supermarkets to take responsibility for human rights in their supply chains in the Behind the Barcodes campaign. Responding to the campaign, several Dutch, German and UK supermarkets committed to conducting and publishing Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) and subsequent action plans to mitigate and prevent negative human rights impacts in their value chains. This report, released by Oxfam, analyses the HRIAs and action plans that the largest Dutch, German and UK supermarkets have published in the past four years. Profundo conducted the research behind the case study presented in the report of Lidl’s HRIA on berries from Huelva.
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