• 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).

  • Chinese green bond standard update a 'great signal' to market

    11 June 2020

    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

  • China’s NDRC includes ‘clean coal’ in new green guidelines

    08 March 2019

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China has indicated that it deems ‘clean coal’ projects as eligible to receive funding under new guidelines on green finance.

  • 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

  • Aldo Romani named Personality of the Year in Environmental Finance's Green Bond Awards

    29 March 2018

    Personality of the year - Aldo Romani

  • Green bond round-up, 17 January 2018

    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.

  • China gets tough with corporate polluters

    12 December 2017

    From 2018, the Beijing government is to insist that all listed companies and bond issuers in China disclose the environmental risks associated with their operations or explain why they are not doing so.

  • Winning the race for Asia's green capital

    23 November 2017

    Several Asian capitals have announced a variety of plans to attract 'green finance' to the region. What's needed now is a green investment bank in Hong Kong, argues Alexandra Tracy.

  • People Moves: LPFA, PBOC

    11 August 2017

    The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has made two hires to help it follow through on its fossil fuel divestment policy.

  • EIB and China aim to strengthen investor confidence in green bonds

    23 March 2017

    The People's Bank of China and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched an initiative to strengthen investor confidence in green bonds.