Articles & Quotes About Urgewald

Selected Articles

ABC News, June 13, 2019
Norway's $US1 trillion sovereign wealth fund to dump billions in coal investments

Bloomberg, June 12, 2019
Norway's $1 Trillion Fund Wins Go-Ahead for Oil Stock Divestment

Reuters, June 12, 2019
Norway fund may have to offload $1 billion stake in Glencore in shift away from coal

Insurance Business, April 23, 2019
Hannover Re and parent group turn away from coal "in principle"

Climate Home, April 12, 2019
World Bank criticised for coal, oil and gas funding

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), April 10, 2019
The World Bank Is Still Hooked On Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Pledge

South China Morning Post, April 6, 2019
War on climate change is doomed if China turns back towards the coalface

World Coal, March 4, 2019
Norway still heavily invested in coal

Devex, January 8, 2019
Jim Kim's resignation sparks questions about the next World Bank president

Voice of America, December 11, 2018
Africa Suffers Impact of a Warming World

The Guardian, December 5, 2018
'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

AFP, December 5, 2018
China's unbridled export of coal power imperils climate goals

Energy Post, Oct 29, 2018
A blacklist of the world’s top 120 coal plant developers

Desmog, Oct 6, 2018
Despite Trump, More Signs Coal Power’s Future Actually Looks Terrible in the US

Bloomberg, Oct 4, 2018
China's Funding for Coal Draws Scrutiny as Climate Concern Grows

The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 4, 2018
Coal binge puts Paris climate targets further out of reach, study finds

Business Recorder/AFP, Aug 8, 2018
Munich Re to curb coal activities

Euractiv, July 23, 2018
French insurance companies to divest from German top utility RWE

Insurance Journal, May 10, 2018
Allianz Expanding Climate Strategy, Doesn’t Want to Insure Coal Operations

EcoWatch, May 7, 2018
Confusion Reigns Over China’s Energy Policy

Xinhua, May 4, 2018
German Allianz announces exit from coal industry

Reuters, May 4, 2018
Allianz cuts back on coal insurance after environmentalist criticism, March 19, 2018
The Divestment Movement Gains Steam

New York Times, Feb 27, 2018
Why Build Kenya’s First Coal Plant - Hint: Think China

Insurance Business, Feb 20, 2018
Allianz to keep insuring coal projects... for now

Clean Technica, Feb 20, 2018
Why 2018 Is The Year That Divestment Is Finally Going Mainstream

Investment & Pensions Europe (, Dec 12, 2017
Investor pledges, demands and criticism as Paris Agreement turns two

Environmental Finance, Dec 8, 2017
Global Coal Exit List: How investors can bolster coal divestment

Financial Post, Dec 11, 2017
Canadian financial companies funding overseas coal plants as feds push phase-out

Financial Times, Dec 11, 2017
Banks criticised for funding coal deals despite Paris agreement

Inter Press Service, Nov 15, 2017
Coal Pollution Continues to Spread in Latin America 

Mining Review Africa, Nov 10, 2017
German NGO database encourages divestment in the coal sector

The Globe and Mail, Oct 12, 2017
Canada aligns with U.K. to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity

AFP, July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report

New York Times, July 1, 2017
As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

Huffington Post, June 30, 2017
The Dirty 120: Urgewald Exposes World’s Biggest Coal Plant Developers; Calls for Divestment

Financial Times, Oct 20, 2016
Chad leader gambles on political gain from $75bn ExxonMobil fine

Best known for its successful coal divestment campaigns on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and Allianz, Urgewald has focused its recent efforts on the coal industry’s expansion plans throughout the world, creating a customizable database targeted toward the needs of investors and insurers.

Huffington Post

Selected Voices

"Urgewald has been relentless in building rigorous and effective tools. The Global Coal Exit List makes coal divestment easy and more impactful."

Tom Kruse, Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

"The depth of analysis conducted by Heffa Schuecking and her team is superb."

Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA institute

"For GLS’ sustainability research, Urgewald’s data is an important and reliable information source for our issuer ratings."

Marc Pfizenmaier, Sustainability Analyst, GLS Bank (Germany)

"The data Urgewald provides has never been available in such a complete form before now. It offers a thorough insight into the coal industry worldwide and helps us understand, who is behind this dirty industry."

Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, The Green Party


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