• Chinese exchanges consult on ISSB-style disclosure expectations

    13 February 2024

    Listed companies in China are to be required to explain results of climate-related scenario analysis under disclosure 'guidelines' published by Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

  • China green bond principles 'important' but imperfect

    22 August 2022

    Publication of the China GBPs has potential wide-ranging implications for the green bond market, but they remain a work in progress. Ahren Lester reports

  • China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'

    08 August 2022

    China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...

  • China's ETS: launch hope high as officials step up support

    16 October 2020

    Following their recently upgraded climate pledge, senior Chinese officials have given renewed backing to a national emissions trading system (ETS), reigniting hopes it will soon be built and be more ambitious, writes Ahren Lester

  • 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

  • Moody's continues buying spree with minority stake in SynTao Green Finance

    29 October 2019

    Moody's Corporation will acquire a minority stake in SynTao Green Finance (STGF), the Chinese provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and analytics.

  • 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.

  • Chinese institutions warned of mounting environmental litigation risk

    18 February 2019

    Chinese financial institutions are likely to face greater risk of litigation on environmental issues this year, Beijing-based consultancy SynTao Green Finance has warned.

  • Green bond market expected to exceed $120bn in 2017

    30 January 2017

    The fast-growing green bond market is predicted to exceed $120 billion in new issuances this year, but the rate of growth is unlikely to exceed that seen in 2016, according to an Environmental Finance survey.

  • China could issue $60bn of green bonds in 2017, says SynTao Green Finance

    25 January 2017

    China could issue as much as $60 billion of green bonds in 2017, including its first sovereign bonds, as the country looks to step up its climate leadership.