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Implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Dr Hao Tan discusses implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement is building its momentum in many Western countries. However, the Movement has largely been ignored by Chinese coal, oil and gas extraction companies, despite that many of those are among the list of 'Top 200 listed Companies' that is a main reference used by the Movement.

In this opinion piece published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website, Dr Tan suggests that Chinese coal, oil and gas companies may be less affected by this global movement in the short run because there is a lack of institutional investors in China with an investment philosophy and capacity similar to those in Western countries that are currently involved in the Movement. However, Dr Tan argues that Chinese companies will not be immune to the Movement in the long run.

FT Chinese is the only non-English website of UK's Financial Times, and has 2.2 million registered readers and 812k followers on weibo (equivalent of Twitter). Two previous comment pieces of Dr Tan in this outlet have attracted over 30k and 40k page views respectively. 

Read the full article (in Chinese) here.

Learn more about Dr Tan at his Researcher Profile.

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