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Sustainable Investing Glossary

Stranded assets

Assets on corporate balance sheets that rapidly lose their value as a result of forced write-offs.

Stranded assets currently mainly refer to utilities and exploration companies, where the traditional activities of finding and generating energy (fossil fuels) have come under pressure as a result of climate protection regulations. 

Research by Nature magazine published in January 2015, suggests that one-third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and 80% of coal reserves might remain unused until 2050. The research identified the largest risks areas as coal reserves in China, India and the former Soviet Union, and oil & gas reserves in the Middle East.

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