• Hong Kong raises $750m from second 'digital' green bond

    08 February 2024

    Hong Kong has raised more than $750 million from a multi-currency green bond, issued in digital format using blockchain technology.

  • Hong Kong green taxonomy due 'very soon'

    12 December 2023

    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

    11 October 2023

    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

    07 August 2023

    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

    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.

  • Common ground taxonomy 'could boost investment in Chinese bonds'

    26 September 2022

    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

    16 September 2022

    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

    04 January 2022

    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".