China Green Finance Task Force Report: Green Investor Networks

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Authors: Green Finance Task Force   

Published By: UNEP Inquiry    Research Bureau of the People's Bank of China   

Date: Apr 2015

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China Green Finance Task Force Report: Green Investor Networks

This paper set out the case for financial institutes and associations in China to establish  a green investor network, to monitor investees’ performance of their environmental obligations, foster green investment capabilities, and hold educational programs.

Internationally, green investor networks such as the UNEP Finance Initiative and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment have played a major role in promoting self-regulatory green investment, communicating green investment methods and concepts, strengthening green investment capacity  and promoting policy change. In China domestic networks could be anchored by major policy banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, securities firms, investment fund companies, the National Social Security Fund, local pension funds and funds such as the Central Huijin Investment Ltd. and the Silk Road Fund to act as the major sponsors for green investor networks.

[NB: This paper is one chapter of the broader report “Establishing China’s Green Financial System” developed by the China Green Finance Task Force, which was convened by the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China together with the UNEP Inquiry]

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