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The market for thermal coal is in structural decline in the United States, according to the March 2015 Carbon Tracker Initiative report entitled “The US Coal Crash: Evidence for Structural Change.” The report indicates that in the last few years US coal markets have suffered from a combination of cheaper renewables, energy efficiency measures, rising construction costs and ever tightening pollution laws, as well as the shale gas revolution.

What does this structural shift in the coal market indicate about the future of fossil fuel markets worldwide? Can lessons be learned? How do the MSCI Global ex Coal Indexes and MSCI Global ex Fossil Fuel Indexes help institutional investors minimize exposure to these reserves?

Join MSCI and the Carbon Tracker Initiative for our June 10th webinar where we will focus on these questions, the implications for investors and the strategies institutional investors are implementing now to minimize exposure to this declining commodity.


  • Thomas Kuh, Executive Director and Head of ESG Indexes, MSCI
  • Luke Sussams, Senior Researcher, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Andrew Grant, Financial Analyst, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Agenda Topics:

  • Key highlights from Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Report “The US Coal Crash: Evidence for Structural Decline”
  • Implications for investors of the declining US thermal coal market
  • Overview of MSCI’s Global ex Coal and ex Fossil Fuel Indexes