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Welcome to the Global Coal Exit List

The Global Coal Exit List (GCEL) is a unique, public database, which provides key statistics on companies throughout the entire thermal coal value chain. It aims to capture the world’s coal industry as a whole and serves as an information source and a divestment tool for the finance sector.

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Coal is the single biggest contributor to climate change, and phasing out investments in the coal industry is the single most important step financial institutions can take to protect our climate. According to the 2018 IPCC report, coal-fired power generation must decrease by 78% by 2030 if we want to keep the 1.5°C limit within reach. Achieving this goal requires immediate action by banks and investors.

The GCEL is a practical tool that enables financial institutions to identify the ‘coal content’ of their portfolios, to avoid new coal investments and to accelerate their departure from the coal industry. Since our database was first published in 2017, 200 financial institutions have become registered users of the GCEL. Many leading investors are now using our database not only to assess coal-related risks in their portfolios, but to plan and execute meaningful divestment steps.

The 2019 GCEL lists around 2,300 companies (parents and subsidiaries). It provides key information on these companies’ coal share of revenue (CSR), coal share of power production (CSPP), installed coal-fired capacity and annual coal production. It also identifies, which companies are planning an expansion of coal mining or coal power activities or are developing other coal infrastructure.

Our research mainly relies on public data provided by the companies themselves. Most of the information in the GCEL is extracted from companies’ reporting documents, investor presentations and their websites. Other important sources are publications by government agencies and stock exchanges.

Urgewald strives to facilitate impactful coal divestment and provide data on which financial institutions, academics, NGOs and journalists can rely on. We will continue refining the GCEL to incorporate new parameters and improve its data density. We aim to set the benchmark when it comes to capturing coal sector data and providing it in a way that is tailored to the needs of responsible investors.



Global Coal Exit List

Company Headquarter Absolute criteria Relative criteria Expansion criteria
Sembcorp Industries Ltd
ChongQing SongZao Sembcorp Electric Power | Sembcorp Energy India Limited | SEMBCORP FINANCIAL SERV | Sembcorp Gayatri Power Limited (SGPL) | Sembcorp Utilities Uk Ltd
Singapore cspp
Serbian Oil Company (NIS)
Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd
Jvnan Liyuan Thermal Power Co. Ltd.
China cspp
Shanghai Electric Group Corp
Thar Sino-Sindh Resource Ltd power station
Sharyn Gol JSC
Mongolia csr
Shenergy (Group) Co Ltd
Huaibei Shenwan Power Generation Co. Ltd. | Shenergy Company Ltd
China cspp
Shenyang Huitian Thermal Power Co. Ltd.
China csr | cspp
Shenyang Jinshan Energy Co Ltd
China csr | cspp
Shenzhen Energy Group Co. Ltd
Shenzhen Energy Hopewell Power(Heyuan) Co Ltd
China csr | cspp
Siddiqsons Limited (Siddiqsons Group)
Siddiqsons Energy Limited (SEL)
Simhapuri Energy Limited
India csr | cspp
Sing Heng Seng Co Ltd (SHS)
Thailand csr
SK Gas Ltd
South Korea
SKS Ispat & Power Limited
India cspp
Slater Coal Marketing (Pty) Ltd
South Africa csr
Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura S.A.
Soma Termik Santral Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
Turkey csr | cspp
Southern Company
AGL Capital Corp | Alabama Power Capital Trst III (Alabama Power) | Alabama Power Capital Trust I (Alabama Power) | Alabama Power Capital Trust II (Alabama Power) | Alabama Power Co | Georgia Power Capital LP (Georgia Power Co/Southern Co) | Georgia Power Capital Trust | Georgia Power Capital Trust II (Georgia Power Capital LP) | Georgia Power Capital Trust III(Georgia Power Company) | Georgia Power Capital Trust V(Georgia Power Company) | Georgia Power Capital Trust VI(Georgia Power Company) | Georgia Power Capital Trust VII | Georgia Power Co | Mississippi Power Capital Trust II(Mississippi Power Co) | Mississippi Power Co | Savannah Electric Capital Trust I(Savannah Electric and Power Co) | SOUTHERN CO GAS CAPITAL | Southern Company Capital Funding Inc | Southern Company Capital Trust I(Southern Company Inc) | Southern Company Capital Trust II(Southern Company Inc) | Southern Company Capital Trust III(Southern Company) | Southern Company Capital Trust IV (Southern Company) | Southern Company Capital Trust V (Southern Company) | Southern Company Capital Trust VI(Southern Co) | Southern Power Co
USA >10GW cspp
Southern Energy Zimbabwe
State Development and Investment Corporation (SDIC)
Jiangxi Ganneng Co. Ltd. | SDIC Central China Coal Logistic Co Ltd | SDIC Meizhouwan Port Co Ltd | SDIC Panjiang Power Generation Co. Ltd | SDIC Power Holding Co Ltd | SDIC Yili Energy Development Co Ltd | Tianjin SDIC Jinneng Electric Power Co Ltd
China >10GW cspp

For Investors – Get the list with ISIN codes

We provide a special version of the Global Coal Exit List with common financial identifiers (ISIN, Bloomberg Ticker, etc.) on request. We also offer in-depth webinars on the list.

What's so special about the Global Coal Exit List?

We also list private companies that engage in coal-related business activities, which is especially valuable to insurance companies.

Users of the Global Coal Exit List

Our database has more than 200 registered users from the finance sector.
Financial Institutions representing nearly US$ 10 trillion Assets under Management are applying one ore more of the Global Coal Exit List criteria.

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