Department of Organization

Mathias Lund
PhD fellow

Room: KIL/14.A-3.46
I am a PhD Fellow at Copenhagen Business School and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as part of a dual PhD program under the Sino-Danish Center of Education and Research (SDC). I have previously worked for the UN in New York, Nairobi, Bangkok, and Beijing, and has spent the last four years heading the international department of China’s leading think tank on sustainable finance, the International Institute of Green Finance, with which I continue to have an affiliation. My educational background includes a bachelor in International Business and Politics from CBS, a dual master in IBP & CEMS from CBS and Rotterdam School of Management, as well as a dual master in International Development from Sciences Po Paris and Peking University 
My PhD looks into governance of green finance in China. It addresses the political, economic, and financial dynamics of governing green finance in China, from policies to effects, from domestic to overseas, and from theory to practice. The issue is addressed with an interdisciplinary approach by drawing from the fields of China studies, politics & public management, finance & economics, and sustainability issues. Key research angles include: 1) How China’s green finance governance approach differs from other countries and what the impact of the approach is on policy issuance and financial institutions. 2) How and to what extent Chinese green finance policy, since its roll-out in 2016, has changed the behavior of Chinese financial institutions. 3) How China’s green finance policies affect Chinese financial institutions activities overseas. 
Primary research areas
Governance of green finance in China
Chinese overseas energy finance
China’s green bond market
Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
Larsen, M. L. (2020). Financing Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia. International Institute of Green Finance.
Tancrède Voituriez, Wang Yao & Mathias Lund Larsen (2019) Revising the ‘host country standard’ principle: a step for China to align its overseas investment with the Paris Agreement, Climate Policy,19:10, 1205-1210, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1650702
Rasche, A., Gwozdz, W., Lund Larsen, M. and Moon, J. (2020), Which firms leave multi‐stakeholder initiatives? An analysis of delistings from the United Nations Global Compact. Regulation & Governance.
Christoph Nedopil Wang, Mathias Lund Larsen & Y. Wang (2020) Addressing the missing linkage in sustainable finance: the ‘SDG Finance Taxonomy’, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, DOI: 10.1080/20430795.2020.1796101
Escalante, D., Choi, J., Chin, N., Cui, Y., & Larsen, M. L. (2020). The State and Effectiveness of the Green Bond Market in China (p. 29). Climate Policy Initiative.
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Christoph Nedopil Wang; Mathias Lund Larsen; Yao Wang / Addressing the Missing Linkage in Sustainable Finance : The ‘SDG Finance Taxonomy’.
In: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2022, p. 630-637
Journal article > peer review
Mathias Lund Larsen; Lars Oehler / Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad : The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance.
Arlington, VA : Diplomat Media Inc. 2022
Net publication - Internet publication
Mathias Lund Larsen; Lars Oehler / Clean at Home, Polluting Abroad : The Role of the Chinese Financial System's Differential Treatment of State-owned and Private Enterprises.
In: Climate Policy, 3.3.2022
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Mathias Lund Larsen / Driving Global Convergence in Green Financial Policies : China as Policy Pioneer and the EU as Standard Setter.
In: Global Policy, Vol. 13, No. 3, 6.2022, p. 358-370
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Nedopil Wang; Mathias Lund Larsen; Mengdi Yue; Yao Wang / Prospects of the Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) to Catalyse Infrastructure Financing
In: Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 81-110
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Rasche; Wencke Gwozdz; Mathias Lund Larsen; Jeremy Moon / Which Firms Leave Multi‐stakeholder Initiatives? : An Analysis of Delistings from the United Nations Global Compact.
In: Regulation & Governance, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 309-326
Journal article > peer review
Mathias Lund Larsen / Intersecting Interests and Coincidental Compatibility : How China, the EU, and the United States Can Coordinate Their Push for Globalizing Green Finance.
In: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2021
Mathias Lund Larsen; Yao Wang / L’innovazione come motore per lo sviluppo della finanza verde in Cina : Politiche della Banca centrale, fintech e progetti pilota locali.
In: OrizzonteCina, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2021, p. 48-53
Journal article > peer review
Yao Wang; Hongfeng Xu; Mathias Lund Larsen / 碳中和目标约束下绿色金融、转型金融 : 支持中国化石能源国企低碳转型路径研究.
: International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF). Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) 2021, 147 p.
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Lars Oehler; Mathias Lund Larsen; Yao Wang / Financing the Global Low-carbon Energy Transition : China’s Dual Role Domestically and Overseas.
In: The SDC International Report 2020 : Cooperating for Energy Transition. . ed. /Birte Holst Jørgensen; Stine Haakonsson ; Hong Zhao; Guangchao Chen. Lyngby : Sino-Danish Center (SDC) 2020, p. 110-118
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Central University of Finance and Economics,
International Institute of Green Finance, Beijing, China
February - May (4 hours per week)
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