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For Bond Investors in China, It’s Not Easy Buying Green

Supervision over China’ green bond industry remains fragmented, with different standards applied to different bonds. Photo: VCG
Supervision over China’ green bond industry remains fragmented, with different standards applied to different bonds. Photo: VCG

* Supervision over the industry remains fragmented, with different standards applied to different bonds

* Issuers have a responsibility to tell investors how this debt can benefit the environment, but requirements differ by regulator and are usually lax or vague

(Beijing) — China might be racing ahead in issuing green bonds, but many investors in the environmentally friendly financial instruments might not know what they’re actually buying.

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