• HKMA: Adopting the Common Ground Taxonomy could prove 'tricky'

    15 October 2021

    Hong Kong plans to adopt the international Common Ground Taxonomy being drawn up by the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)...

  • Hong Kong's net zero plan will 'accelerate' green bond market

    12 October 2021

    Hong Kong is looking to attract private investment, as it invests HK$240 billion ($31 billion)

  • Hong Kong appoints sustainable finance group to bolster disclosures

    15 July 2021

    Hong Kong's securities regulator and central bank have helped create a group of experts to develop sustainability reporting and a dedicated carbon market in the territory.

  • Hong Kong regulators deliver action plan for greening financial ecosystem

    18 December 2020

    A steering group composed of key Hong Kong regulators has announced its five-point action plan for a green and sustainable finance strategy for the major financial centre.

  • Hong Kong launches green finance steering group

    11 May 2020

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have established a Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group.

  • ‘Watershed moment’ for NGFS as international standard setters join

    24 July 2019

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) have agreed to become observers of the Central Banks and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

  • Hong Kong and Netherlands give green bond market $7.7bn boost

    22 May 2019

    Hong Kong and the Netherlands have given the green bond market a $7.7 billion boost, with both nations issuing inaugural sovereign green bonds on the same day.

  • HKMA policy change will look to favour green investments

    07 May 2019

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed it is to give priority to green and environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed investments “if the long-term return is comparable to other investments on a risk-adjusted basis”.

  • Hong Kong prepares sovereign green bond

    07 May 2019

    Hong Kong plans to launch a roadshow of its inaugural green bond later this month, in what could mark the start of an issuance programme worth up to $13 billion.

  • Bearing the standard for green bond growth

    24 August 2018

    As the green bond market has grown, a plethora of national and regional standards has sprung up. What do they bring to the market and are they necessary, ask Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps