• China legacy green bond 'common ground taxonomy' relabelling due soon

    26 May 2023

    The China Green Finance Committee is preparing to publish its methodology for relabelling existing Chinese green bonds as being in alignment with the 'common ground taxonomy' (CGT) in a "couple of months' time".

  • Common-ground taxonomy to be expanded

    24 May 2023

    The Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT) of sustainable activities is being extended beyond the EU and China, by the International Platform on Sustainable Finance, Ma Jun has said.

  • Hong Kong Budget: more green bonds and broader loans

    24 February 2022

    The Hong Kong government revealed plans to issue $4.5 billion more green bonds this year, in its 2022-23 Budget announcement.

  • NGFS: How central banks can confront biodiversity risk

    08 October 2021

    Central banks and financial supervisors have been told they can improve their assessment of the relationship between financial stability and biodiversity, including by developing their own "ad hoc methodological approaches that better capture the risk of biodiversity impacts".

  • 27 firms sign up to green finance principles for Belt and Road

    29 April 2019

    A set of green financing guidelines for China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has received backing from 27 firms around the world.

  • City of London sets Green Finance Institute launch date

    29 March 2019

    The City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Institute will be launched on 2 July, it has been revealed.

  • China green guidelines promote verification services for first time

    12 March 2019

    The publication of China’s first nationally unified guidelines on green finance could herald the rise of a new breed of green services, according to a Hong Kong-based consultancy.

  • Green bonds round-up, 16 January

    16 January 2019

    Italian energy company Enel has returned to the green bond market, with its third such deal, raising €1 billion ($1.1 billion).

  • France green bond supports 7% reduction in residential sector emissions

    30 November 2018

    France's ground-breaking sovereign green bond contributed to a projected 7% reduction in the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the country's residential homes sector, the first report on the bond's impact has revealed.