Path to a green China: The role of capital markets in decarbonising the future
Published: Aug 2021
The building blocks for a green finance system in China are firmly in place, setting the country on course to create a thriving low-carbon investment ecosystem, says Cai Jianchun, President of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
With increased attention comes increased scrutiny for the green economy landscape, and for the corporates and funds that exist within it. The application of green taxonomies provides common language amongst the companies raising capital and the investors allocating it, writes Claire Dorrian, Head of Sustainable Finance at the London Stock Exchange Group.
Fragmented and unstructured data has long been the primary obstacle to meaningful sustainability analysis. By collecting and harmonising this vast and disparate universe of information, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s LGX DataHub sets about solving that problem, writes Senior Sustainability Data Analyst Lucas Rabiot.
The NYSE and ICE are deploying their combined weight to offer companies and investors almost real-time, decision-useful ESG data across a universe of 3,500 companies. NYSE's Head of ESG Advisory Brian Matt describes how it works.
Trading in Brazil’s carbon credits market has taken off in 2021, adding a valuable new asset to the country’s growing portfolio of ESG products, writes Fábio Zenaro, Director, OTC Products and New Business Development at B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão.
Switzerland still has a way to go to achieve gender equality, especially in the workplace, says Marion Leslie, Head of Financial Information at SIX Group. The new SPI Gender Equality Index is an ‘external push’ towards more diversity and inclusion for both the Swiss market and its exchange.
Developing ESG in Asia requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach that takes into account varying levels of development across countries, industries, and corporates, says Herry Cho, Singapore Exchange's Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance. To that end, SGX has developed a multi-asset sustainability platform to catalyse change and deliver sustainable growth.
Kazakhstan has made steady progress towards implementing ESG goals, culminating in the country’s first sustainable bonds. The journey is just beginning, writes Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Deputy Chairwoman Natalya Khoroshevskaya.
The Moscow Exchange will remember 2020 as the beginning of a golden age in retail investing, as individuals across Russia are drawn to the markets by financial literacy campaigns and a flurry of new products, writes Igor Marich, the bourse’s Managing Director for Sales and Business Development.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has implemented a four-pillar strategy to drive its sustainable finance vision while balancing the unique needs of emerging-market economies, writes Shameela Soobramoney, the bourse’s Chief Sustainability Officer.