Author: Tina Zhang

The European Union (EU) has entered the second year of implementing the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), a part of a legislative package on sustainable finance. The measures also include the Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (Taxonomy Regulation, hereinafter referred to as “TR”). In order to provide...

The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is established to facilitate ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) investing as it has become the mainstream of the world of finance and investing. According to Bloomberg’s analysis, the global sustainable financial assets under management (AUM) reached USD37.8tr by...

Development of SBTi in the Financial Sector The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) regards the financial sector as a crucial part in promoting the global decarbonatization and green economy transition. Through lending and investing, they have the power to reallocate resources to sustainable solutions and the...

Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway [601816:CH] published its first ESG report for FY20 on November 15, as reported by XinhuaNet on the same day. It is the first time for the company to disclose its ESG policies and performances, strictly following the nationally-recognized standards and the...

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) launched its Net-Zero Standard for Corporates on October 28, right ahead of the UN COP26 climate conference commencing in Glasgow, the UK. The SBTi Standard is the first global certificate for corporates with net-zero targets and ambitions to establish...

India and the UK announced bilateral cooperation to enhance their International Solar Alliance (ISA) partnership by launching a new green grids initiative at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow on November 2, according to the Economic Times on the same day. This initiative is the...

China submitted its renewed nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term emission control strategies to the United Nations (UN) on October 28, according to Caixin on the same day. According to China’s updated NDCs, China committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, in addition to the...

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