Global climate accord closer to reality as Obama, Xi sign on (Bloomberg: Sep 3, 2016)
The two leaders have taken the G20 chance to seal their nations' participation in the climate change agreement reached in Paris last year.
G-20 study urges finance firms to better assess environment risk (Bloomberg: Sep 5, 2016)
Financial institutions should improve the way they assess risks to their operations from environmental threats, according to a paper presented to the Group of 20 meeting.
China publishes new action plan on human rights (Shanghai Daily: Sep 29, 2016)
The Chinese government published its third national action plan on human rights protection, addressing challenges and promising to improve people's standard of living and quality of life.
UN partners with Alibaba for green finance (Shanghai Daily: Sep 5, 2016)
UNEP has signed a memorandum of understanding with Alibaba's financial affiliate Ant Financial Services Group to promote green finance and promote environmental protection initiatives.
CCDC launches new partnership with Climate Bonds Initiative & CECEP(blue&green tomorrow: Sep 2, 2016)
China Central Depository & Clearing Co Ltd (CCDC) has partnered with Climate Bonds Initiative and CECEP Consulting to launch the ChinaBond China Climate-Aligned Bond Index. As the world's first Climate-Aligned bond index, it will fill a gap in tracking a growing source of bond issuance.
First Chinese green 'covered bond' to be issued in London by Bank of China (CBI: Sep 16, 2016)
Bank of China has indicated that this bond and the covered pool will conform to both the PBOC's Green Bond Guidelines and the international Green Bond Principles, with proceeds being used for its green loans to assets such as wind power plants and polluted water treatments.
Climate change in East Asia caused by China's air pollution, study reveals because it's making goods for the West (SCMP: Sep 8, 2016)
The climate impact caused by manufacturing activities related to exports from developing countries in East Asia is greater than that caused by domestic consumption. China is the largest manufacturer and the largest exporter in the region.
ESG reporting standards - HK 'has plenty to catch up' in compliance (China Daily: Sep 5, 2016)
HKEx introduced mandatory ESG reporting last year as the local bourse aims to catch up with its peers in developed countries. But, many of the locally-listed enterprises are still deficient in their ESG compliance due to insufficient knowledge and expertise in this area.
Global coal power plans fall in 2016, led by China, India (Reuters: Sep 6, 2016)
The amount of coal-fired power generation under development worldwide has shrunk by 14% this year, driven down by China as it struggles with oversupply and tries to promote cleaner energy.
The Chinese stories on financial inclusion (China Economic Net: Sep 19, 2016)
Prof. Yang Zaiping, First Deputy Head of AFCA Preparatory Working Group, delivered a speech about the Chinese stories on Bricks workshop on Financial Inclusion.