China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'
China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...
News round-up: NBIM and SEC
NBIM calls for more detail in CSRC ESG disclosures
China green bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market
Despite the strong growth in the Chinese green bond market in recent years, analysis by the Climate Policy Initiative's Donovan Escalante and June Choi shows there is still plenty policymakers and investors can do to boost how effective the market becomes
Chinese green bond standard update a 'great signal' to market
After years of misalignment with global green bond standards, the new proposals from Chinese watchdogs should clear the way for greater green bond issuance. Ahren Lester reports
Chinese regulators to exclude 'clean' fossil fuels from green bond standard
Chinese regulators propose to exclude controversial 'clean' fossil fuel projects from their list of eligible green bonds.
China unveils ‘game-changing’ guidelines for green investment
The publication of the first official policy guidance for Chinese investors on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been hailed as “a potential game-changer” for one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
Green bond round-up, 17 January 2018
Swedish bank SEB expects 2018 will be "a year of consolidation and more modest growth" for green bond issuance than in 2017, with potential to grow 12% year-on-year, to $175 billion.
Green bonds, Chinese style
China was the big story in the green bond market in 2016, with $30.5 billion issued in the year, accounting for nearly a third of global issuance. Carole Ross reveals the idiosyncrasies of this unique market and where the opportunities lie for Western investors.
China to provide unprecedented support for green finance
China's government is gearing up to provide unprecedented support for green finance, according to new guidelines, as the nation seeks to transition to a lower carbon economy.