Hong Kong raises $750m from second 'digital' green bond
Hong Kong has raised more than $750 million from a multi-currency green bond, issued in digital format using blockchain technology.
HKMA confirms it is 'fine-tuning' final Hong Kong taxonomy
Hong Kong green taxonomy due 'very soon'
The first version of the Hong Kong green taxonomy is due to be published "very soon" with the expectation it will be expanded into transition activities, according to a senior official at the financial regulator.
CA-CIB publishes 'five steps' to green banking transition
Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) has published the 'five steps' to greening banking operations based on its own experience, in a report from an International Finance Corporation (IFC)-led bank alliance.
Hong Kong to prioritise ISSB integration, SME climate data
Major Hong Kong regulators and agencies said that integrating the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards and developing a climate-related data portal for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are among its key sustainable finance priorities.
Hong Kong issues first 'tokenised' sovereign green bond
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.
Common ground taxonomy 'could boost investment in Chinese bonds'
The Common Ground Taxonomy will help attract more international investors to Chinese offshore bonds, said the Hong Kong Green Finance Association.
Onshore Chinese green bonds pose challenge for international investors, says HKMA
Onshore green bonds in mainland China are "difficult" for international investors to fit into their sustainability strategies because issuance frameworks often diverge from international norms, said the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
Hong Kong banks warned of significant climate impacts
Climate risks could cause "significant adverse impacts" for Hong Kong's banking sector, its regulator has warned, adding that banks need to take "early action to manage them".