Financing Green February 2018

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Welcome to 2018! But for the many that follow the lunar calendar, the new year or Spring Festival holiday is fast approaching. As we await the arrival of lunar year 4716, the busiest travel season in China, and the year of the earth dog on February 16, we hope that you will take the time to read about the latest in the green finance space.

Cheers to an exciting year ahead!


Driving Down a New Road: New Electric Vehicles in China’s Green Transition  

China has rapidly emerged at the forefront of the new energy vehicles (NEV) market — not by choice, but by necessity. As the largest carbon emitter in the world, lowering energy emissions from transportation is a core part of its war against pollution.


Ant Financial and the Greening of Fintech

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba, is one clear example of a company using fintech to encourage a greener world. Under the Ant umbrella, Ant Forest is a lesser-known initiative that is poised to make a big wave.



U.S. Surpasses China in Green Bonds Issuance

China launched its green bond market at the end of 2016, and within six months, it was the world’s largest. Expectations were high that China would retain its leadership role, but it was toppled by an unlikely challenger – the United States.