Financing Green May Issue

The Paulson Institute this week in Beijing announced the launch of a new Green Finance Center, marking a significant step forward in its efforts to promote sustainable economic growth and environmental protection in China and the United States.

Led by Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute, the Green Finance Center will promote market-based solutions to support the development of a robust green finance market in China.

As we continue to build out our work, we are grateful for your support. We hope you enjoy this latest edition of our Financing Green newsletter.



Deepening Reform and Opening Up, Hainan Embracing Innovation Landscape

Annually held in April in Hainan, this year’s Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), known as the “Davos Forum of China”, drew the spotlight more than ever before. The Forum underscored a number of significant Chinese messages to the world, ranging from intents to further increase market access to goals of accelerating green development. It is clear that Hainan Island is going to be the focal point of testing many of these new innovative ideas on green finance.


A Deep Dish on China’s Green Finance Leadership

The Paulson Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened a roundtable in April to delve into the role of green finance in China, and how the private sector and the government’s support the in the green economy. The Institute’s Chairman Henry Paulson and Vice Chairman Deborah Lehr, along with Chicago’s first Chief Sustainability Officer and Chicago Council on Global Affairs senior fellow Karen Wiegert led this timely conversation.




The Green Team Speaks to…Wang Yao

Wang Yao is  is the Director General of International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) and the Director of the Research Center for Climate and Energy Finance (RCCEF) at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE). She is also the Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance Committee (GFC) of China Society for Finance and Banking.