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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
Unique Mining Services Public Co Ltd
Thailand csr
Uniper SE
Uniper Kraftwerke Gmbh | Uniper UK Ltd | Unipro PJSC
Germany >10GW
Unicorn Capital Partners Ltd
South Africa csr
UBE-C&A Co Ltd
Japan cspp
Turkish Coal Enterprises (TKİ)
Turkey >20MT csr
TTCL Public Company Limited (TTCL)
TriState Generation & Transmission Association
Elk Ridge Mining and Reclamation LLC | Trapper Mining Inc
USA csr | cspp
TransNamib Holdings Limited
TransAlta Corporation
SunHills Mining Limited Partnership | TransAlta Generation Ltd | TransAlta Holdings U.S. Inc
Canada csr | cspp
Toyo Ink Group Berhad
Top Frontier Investment Holdings Inc
Bonanza Energy Resources Inc. (BERI) | Daguma Agro Minerals Inc. (DAMI) | Mariveles Power Generation Corporation (MPGC) | Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd. (MPPCL) | Mid-America Capital Resources | San Miguel Consolidated Power Corp (SMCPC) | San Miguel Corporation | San Miguel Energy Company (SMEC) | SMC Consolidated Power Corp (SCPC) | SMC Global Power Holdings | Sultan Mining & Energy Development Corp
Philippines cspp
Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc
Joban Joint Power Co | Sakata Kyodo Electric Power Co | Soma Kyodo Power
Japan cspp
PT Toba Bara Sejahtra Tbk
PT Adimitra Baratama Nusantara (ABN) | PT Gorontalo Listrik Perdana (GLP) | PT Indomining | PT Minahasa Cahaya Lestari (MCL) | PT Paiton Energy | PT Trisensa Mineral Utama
Indonesia csr | cspp
Tigers Realm Coal Ltd
Australia csr
Tianjin Energy Investment Group
China csr | cspp
THDC India Ltd
Thai Capital Corp Public Co Ltd
TCC Energy Co Ltd
Thailand csr
Teyo Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret
Texhong Textile Group Ltd
Texhong Hai Ha Industrial Park Co.
China (Hong Kong)
Terrene Minerals Trading Private Ltd
India csr

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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