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BankTrack’s database of Dodgy Deals includes profiles of projects or companies financed by private sector banks that have been identified as damaging to the environment or society, which according to BankTrack should have no place in the portfolio of responsibly operating banks. Most are or have been the subject of civil society campaigns.
A Dodgy Deal profile represents a campaign platform and a one-stop information source for campaigners and analysts on the impacts of the deal, related news and resources, and investment risks the deal may pose to the banks financing it.
A Dodgy deal profile may be written by BankTrack but more often profiles are written by other campaign groups working on the deal that have approached us for cooperation, with BankTrack’s editorial oversight (the author is noted on the profile). In this way, the Dodgy Deals database supports the campaign work of other groups.
Each deal includes information on banks and other financial institutions providing finance, wherever this is available, and is linked to the bank profiles of each bank providing finance. In this way, the database forms an ever-growing public record of bank involvement in financing damaging projects or companies – information that banks would rather not see in the public domain.
The list of Dodgy deals on a particular bank profile should not be interpreted as the complete list of controversial projects this bank finances. Rather, the list is a reflection of campaign priorities of BankTrack and our work partners.
While BankTrack makes a good faith effort to keep the information on all profiles as up to date as possible, we cannot guarantee the accurateness of all profiles. We very much welcome feedback on all profiles, preferably by using the contact form on each profile.
Profiles that are no longer actively maintained are labelled ‘on record’; they remain on our site as public record of controversial projects banks are/were involved in but BankTrack is no longer tracking developments around this deal.
Campaigners can contact us to present new Dodgy Deals for our review and inclusion in the database, or for assistance in assessing the financiers behind a Dodgy Deal.