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China Green Finance Newsletter (April 2017)
2017-05-14
 
China Green Finance Newsletter (April 2017)
2017-05-14
 

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1 - Topic of the Month

Release of Study of China’ s local government policy instruments for green bonds
On April 15th, the 2017 annual conference and summit of the Green Finance Committee of China Society of Finance and Banking has been held in Beijing. SynTao Green Finance released the report Study of China’ s Local Government Policy Instruments for Green Bonds and its China’s first green bonds policy instrument database derived from this report. Read More

SynTao Green Finance verifies China’s first green asset backed note
On April 24th, Beijing Enterprise Water Group (China) Investment Limited has issued its first asset backed note, for which SynTao Green Finance delivered the independent assessment as a third party. The Assessment to BEWG’s green ABN has two aspects: one for its underlying asset and the other for its proceeds allocation. Read More

2-Monthly News Selection

Green Bonds
Biggest green bond issuer: Bank - Industrial Bank of China
(Environmental Finance: Apr 10, 2017)
Issuance from China soared from just $1.3 billion in 2015 (from just two bonds) to $30.5 billion (from 31 issues) last year, representing some 39% of the global market. Industrial Bank alone issued some $7.8 billion, making it the largest issuer in the global market last year.

Responsible Investment
GEF grant to assist China’s efforts to phase out POPs (The World Bank: Apr 7, 2017)
The World Bank’s approved a $24.25 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support China’s efforts to reduce perfluorooctane sulfonic acid in selected sectors and enterprises in a sustainable manner.

Cashless Alliance launched in China (UN environment: Apr 19, 2017)
ANT, in collaboration with UN Environment and other partners, launched the Cashless Alliance in Hangzhou, envisioning a cashless society for ANT’s business partners that is green and inclusive.

China seeks to launch green industry fund with World Bank (China Daily: Apr 26, 2017)
China is seeking to launch a green industry fund with the World Bank, to support projects helping to protect the environment, among which some are expected to support the Belt and Road Initiative in particular to meet the gap for green infrastructural construction.

Energy
As the US retreats, China is taking the lead on green energy (The Globalist: Apr 19, 2017)
China provides close to triple the average annual energy lending of the World Bank and all the Western-backed multi-lateral development banks combined.

Environment
Northern China chokes on fake emissions data (Caixin: Apr 6, 2017)
Recent Environmental Ministry inspections found that one-third of manufacturers in northern China had tampered with emissions data to avoid heavy penalties. Over 3,100 factories were found having altered real-time pollution data in the monitoring systems

Soil remediation in China: How a huge pollution problem is putting the green finance movement to the test (IISD: Apr 12, 2017)
IISD, with Chinese and international partners, is testing the potential of green finance approaches to deal with China’s legacy of toxic soils and the urgent need to restore them to health and productivity. 

Trends
How much money does China need to finance its green revolution?
(China Dialogue: Apr 5, 2017)
A study as estimated that China’s need for climate financing will peak in 2020, at 2.6 trillion yuan, or 1.79% of predicted GDP for that year, a further 2.5 trillion yuan per year will be required up to 2030. China will require the mass mobilization of private sector cash to peak carbon emission by 2030.

Ma Jun: banks are encouraged to support green finance (Shanghai Daily: Apr 7, 2017)
To encourage efforts on battling environmental challenges, China will rate banks on their fund support for green investment with the inclusion of such actions into the country’s macro prudential financial regulation.

Asia follows China’s path to green bond growth (Euromoney: April 2017)
China’s 2015 plan to create a national framework for the issuance of green bonds had not only succeeded, but inspired many others. Asian green bond initiatives are supporting an unprecedented global surge in issuance following China’s path.

3-Reports of the Month

Corporate Water Risk Assessment Tool (Institute of Public and Environment Affairs (IPE): April 2017)

IPE developed the methodology of the corporate water risk assessment tool, and delivered a preliminary water risk assessment for 30 coal-related listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Chinese version only

How Investors Integrate ESG: A Typology of Approaches
(IRRC Institute:April 2017)

To help investors navigate the rapidly changing responsible investing landscape, this report develops a typology that classifies approaches to ESG integration, as a response to the lacking of analytical framework to organize the diverse integration techniques in the market.

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Performing for The Future: ESG's Place in Investment Portfolios. Today and Tomorrow
(Longitude Research, State Street Global Advisors:April 2017)

To gain deeper insights into how investors are implementing ESG in their portfolios and the challenges they face, this report commissioned a survey of 475 global institutional investors. Findings were supplemented by a series of in-depth interview with senior institutional investment professionals.

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The Knowns and Unknowns of China’s Green Finance
(The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate: April 2017)

This paper offers a review of the green finance reforms of China. With consolidated data on various aspects of green investment, a combined progress is demonstrated including challenges and uncertainties. Recommendations and expectations for future development are also provided.

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CONTENT

1- Topic of the Month
2- Monthly News Selection
3- Reports of the Month

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The Fourth China SIF Annual Conference Focuses on the Role of Investors in the Green Finance Wave
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