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 notbe 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.
Targets, Active and On record
Profiles come in three different versions: Target, Active and On record:
Target Dodgy Deals are an active campaign target of BankTrack;
Active Dodgy Deals are tracked and updated on a regular basis;
On record Dodgy Deals are no longer actively maintained but they remain on our site as public record of controversial projects banks are/were involved in.
BankTrack in general uses the international NAICS six digit Industry code system for sector classification of the Dodgy Deals. An overview of Dodgy Deals' sectors and corresponding NAICS-code can be accessed here. Note that our sector and subsector naming may differ from the NAICS system.
New Dodgy 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.