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: 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?
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?