Sustainable finance is an important instrument in the transition to a low carbon economy, enabling businesses to take firm steps in their commitments to sustainability. This includes green bonds, which have become one of the most attractive products under the sustainable finance umbrella, with global cumulative issuance reaching USD1 trillion during 2020 according to the Climate Bonds Initiative. China has seen rapid growth in demand for sustainable finance in recent years and this is demonstrated by cumulative green bond issuance remaining the second largest in the world over the same period.
The fifth annual China Green Bond Market Report 2020 details China’s green bond landscape, covering the latest market developments including the new sustainability-themed bond which emerged over the past year. The report offers a thorough breakdown of green bonds across their various aspects, dives deep into key trends and discusses the outlook for the market in the future. An overview of noteworthy green bond policy developments in 2020 is also included, highlighting China’s approach to regulating the sustainable finance market.
This report, supported by HSBC, serves as a guide for multinational organisations, financial institutions and investors to navigate the China green bond market and capture emerging investment opportunities – all while contributing to the establishment of a greener and more resilient future for the Chinese business community and wider society.