Huaxia Bank to issue up to 10bn yuan of green bonds
Debt sold to fund environmentally friendly projects
by Nadeem Xu
(ATF) – Huaxia Bank, a mid-sized lender in China, has gained approval from the People's Bank of China to issue up to 10 billion yuan ($1.4bn) of green bonds to fund environmentally friendly projects.
After the issuance, the bonds will be traded on China's interbank bond market, Hauxia said in a statement on Sunday, promising timely and accurate information disclosure to ensure the funds are used for green industry projects.
China has been pushing the development of green finance to support efforts to clean up its industrial base and to further an anti-pollution drive. It announced a plan in 2016 to establish a national green finance mechanism, becoming the first country to make such a move.