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With the deepening of China’s financial reform, ESG has been gaining the attention of Chinese government authorities, and policymakers and they are gradually releasing rules to promote ESG among financial institutions. Mainland ESG Disclosure Rules for Banks The former CBRC in 2007 issued guidance demanding that major...

The Shenzhen Municipal People's Government has released the Mainland’s first set of regulations to govern local green finance development, which will come into effect on March 1, 2021, as reported by Sina Finance on November 9. Under the rules, listed financial companies that registered in...

MSCI [MSCI:US] recently published the newest ESG scores of 35 Chinese securities companies listed in A-share and H-share markets, as reported by People.cn on November 4. In comparison with 2019, 12 brokers received upgraded ratings and 22 firms remained the same this year, with only...

COVID-19 has given many investors a chance to step back and evaluate the longevity of companies in the face of sudden critical incidents. It has defined the need for ESG more so than any other event in history, especially for the mining sector. At its...

State Council issued its development plan for the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry which will span from 2021 to 2035 on November 2, as reported by Caixin on the same day. The Chinese government’s definition of NEVs include battery electric vehicles (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric...

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong is soliciting opinions about a new rule, which will ask fund managers to take climate-related risks into consideration and disclose relevant information in their investment and risk management processes, as reported by Caixin on October 30....

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