• IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero

    06 June 2023

    A group representing investors with €65 trillion ($70 trillion) in assets under management has published a set of expectations for banks, as they push for more details on how banks will act on pledges to achieve net zero emissions.

  • Hong Kong issues first 'tokenised' sovereign green bond

    16 February 2023

    Hong Kong has raised HKD800 million ($102 million) from its first 'tokenised' green bond, which is also believed to be the first issued by a sovereign.

  • China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'

    08 August 2022

    China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...

  • China eyes revamped offsets to help fund $140trn climate costs

    06 June 2022

    The revamped China Certified Emission Reduction (CCER) scheme will play a major role in funding China's 2060 net zero goals, said a former governor of the People's Bank of China (PBoC).

  • LGIM: Divestment improved engagement with ICBC

    04 May 2022

    Engagement with companies improved after their shares had been sold, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has said.

  • Chinese green loans up 33% in a year, says PBoC

    03 February 2022

    Green loans in China reached 15.9 trillion yuan ($2.5 trillion) by the end of 2021, according to a new report from the People's Bank of China (PBoC).

  • Green Bond Comment, August 2021: A new dawn for the beleaguered transition bond label?

    04 August 2021

    Once seen as the next exciting frontier in sustainable fixed income, the take-up of transition bonds has so far underwhelmed the market. But could the beleaguered label stage a fight back, asks Ahren Lester