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Thursday, 14 December 2017

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

A roundtable report with IFR Asia magazine 1004 (August 12 2017)

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Sustainable growth

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Sustainable growth

IFR Asia 1004 - Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

Asia’s Green bond market is beginning to bloom. Even in a quiet year for China’s domestic market, the arrival of first-time issuers from the likes of India, Australia and Singapore is adding new depth to the region’s green finance push.

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia 1004 - Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Part 1

IFR Asia 1004 - Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

IFR ASIA: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Let’s start off this discussion with a look at how the green bond market has developed in this part of the world. Katharine, can you tell us how you see it?

Broader interest

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Part 2

IFR Asia 1004 - Green Bonds Roundtable 2017

IFR ASIA: Let’s talk about the China experience a little bit. I just read an article from Sean Kidney, the head of the Climate Bonds Initiative, saying that over 93% of Chinese green bonds have received external reviews at issuance, which is much higher than the global average of around 73%. You could argue that China is leading the way here. Where do we see the Chinese market developing?