China and EU break ground with green bond taxonomy key

The effort to connect China’s green bond market with that of the Western world took a step forward on Saturday, with the launch of a technical document designed to make the two markets’ standards mutually intelligible.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 11 Nov 2017

The white paper, released at the COP 23 climate change conference in Bonn on Saturday, is called 'The need for a common language in Green Finance'. 

It is the first of its kind, and could become a kernel of a global system to make green investment simpler for investors, ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,399.60 12 9.13%
2 BNP Paribas 3,135.92 14 6.51%
3 HSBC 2,793.25 18 5.80%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,636.22 17 5.47%
5 Citi 2,379.88 9 4.94%