• Hong Kong regulators identify promoting transition finance among work priorities

    09 January 2024
  • Asia 'will need guardrails' against rising greenwashing risk

    23 June 2022

    Asian countries will increasingly require regulatory "guardrails" to ensure fund managers understand the extent to which they can market funds as integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, a regulator in the region has said.

  • IOSCO outlines 'milestone' ESG rating and data oversight recommendations

    23 November 2021

    IOSCO has provided recommendations for securities regulators to strengthen their oversight of ESG ratings and data providers after "several areas of concern" were identified by market participants.

  • Hong Kong regulator introduces climate-related disclosure obligations

    20 August 2021

    Fund managers in Hong Kong will be required from August 2022 to make climate-related disclosures, in the latest landmark for the global spread of mandatory disclosure in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

  • 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.

  • IOSCO works on ESG rating provider guidance amid 'serious questions'

    28 June 2021

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is working on guidance for environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings...

  • 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.

  • Hong Kong regulator says funds must justify their ESG claims

    11 April 2019

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator has said that funds claiming to consider environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors must explicitly disclose how they do this, after its own assessment found that a majority of funds it regulates fails to do so.