• Chinese regulator publishes green bond guidelines

    06 March 2017

    China's securities regulator has published guidelines to further boost the country's booming green bond market.

  • Green bonds, Chinese style

    01 March 2017

    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 plans mandatory ESG disclosure

    08 September 2016

    China's recently announced plans to 'green' its financial system will require better disclosure of companies' performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to a senior official from the country's central bank.

  • Trucost launches methodology for rating Chinese green bonds

    07 September 2016

    Environmental data-provider Trucost has partnered with Golden Credit Rating to launch a framework for assessing the environmental impact of Chinese green bonds.

  • China to provide unprecedented support for green finance

    05 September 2016

    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.

  • China reveals roadmap for greening its financial system

    02 September 2016

    China has revealed its plan for creating a "green financing mechanism" to help it transition to a low-carbon economy, ahead of the G20 meeting being held in Hangzhou this weekend.

  • Green bond market gets its first 'panda' issue

    02 August 2016

    A Hong Kong-based water company has issued what it claims is the first green 'panda bond'.

  • Green bond issuance outstrips 2015 total

    25 July 2016

    Issuance of labelled green bonds this year has already surpassed the total recorded in 2015, thanks to two more large bonds from Chinese banks.

  • China issues $6bn of green bonds in one week

    25 July 2016

    Three Chinese issuers came to the market with CNY40.25 billion ($6.03 billion) of domestic green bonds last week, continuing a strong year for the country's green bond market.

  • NDB's RMB9bn green bond is three times oversubscribed

    21 July 2016

    The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly called BRICS Bank, said its inaugural green bond attracted more than RMB9 billion ($1.3 billion) of investor interest - meaning it was three times oversubscribed.