• 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.

  • 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

  • Green Bond Comment, March

    04 April 2018

    At least $28 billion of new green bonds were issued in the first three months of 2018, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Finance Green Bonds Database.

  • 'Green Finance Centre' aims to strengthen UK-China links

    26 March 2018

    Co-operation between the UK and China on sustainability issues is to take a further step forward with the creation of a UK-China Green Finance Centre, funded by a mix of public and private sources.

  • UK-China group eyes overseas sales of green Chinese ABS

    21 March 2018

    Developing an international market in asset-backed securities (ABS) based on Chinese green loans is one of four priorities for the China-UK Green Finance Taskforce, said Ma Jun, chairman of China's Green Finance Committee (GFC).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.