Chinese banks boost green certified bond volumes

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By Morgan Davis
09 Dec 2019

Certified green bond issuance globally has reached new highs this year, boosted by transactions from some of China’s largest banks. But deal flow from the Mainland still remains focused on the onshore market, with just a small group of borrowers venturing out to international investors.

The global green bonds and loans market has reached $228.6bn year-to-date, 19% of which was certified under the Climate Bonds Initiative's (CBI) standards, according to a press release from CBI last week. The green bond volume does not include sustainability or social-labelled notes.

Since CBI established the ...

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