Dr Guangwu Chen

Postdoctoral Rese Fellow Decarbonis

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Guangwu is a postdoc research fellow at UQ Business School, studying corporate decarbonization strategy, and developing the tools for investment and debt portfolio management to align with 1.5 °C carbon budget and Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Guangwu’s passion is to bridge industrial demands and university-based research, applying scientific methods and theories to industrial practices and enhancing corporate sustainability.

Research Impacts

Guangwu has supported a diverse range of business and government clients to achieve environmental and productivity gains through analysis and reporting. With an in-depth knowledge of carbon neutrality and energy efficiency, I’m often engaged to provide modelling and reviews of climate change adaptation schemes, identifying cost-effective reduction opportunities and designing Science-Based Targets.

During the past five years, Guangwu has been working with various industry partners such as the international organisation C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group,consulting firm Arup U.K., and Australian government agencies. Guangwu has accounted for the carbon footprint of more than 100 cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast, as proven in his publications. Guangwu has also worked as a reviewer and has contributed to the international accounting standards including Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard and Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC).

Guangwu also specialises in carbon footprint accounting and reporting for corporates that engage in digital economy and peer-to-peer(P2P) sharing economies such as Airbnb. By using the sophisticated LCA/IOA tools, not only are the carbon emissions embodied in company’s supply-chains made traceable; but also the emissions embodied corporate’s outsourced services are quantified.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales


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