Multiple layers of uncertainty on the course of climate change give rise to a lack of consistent data and methodologies for translating potential outcomes into financial exposure estimates.
Incoming rules from the EU, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong highlight the need for banks to gain a better understanding of the third party and supply chain risks their customers face.
Hong Kong needs a more coordinated policy environment and an ESG policy roadmap, to provide greater certainty and foster confidence for institutional investors, the FSDC says.
Firms should “tell the story” of how their businesses are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including support and assistance received from government, lenders, landlords and others.
The framework and taxonomy will help DBS clients transition to more sustainable business models, providing them transition financing to do so.
The HKMA expects the results of the industry greenness self-assessments in August 2020, which will inform its supervisory expectations ahead of a consultation next year.
The guidelines set out MAS’ supervisory expectations for banks, insurers and asset managers in their governance, risk management, and disclosure of environmental risk.
MAS managing director Ravi Menon suggests that China and Singapore work together to create frameworks for green and sustainability-linked loans, customised for Chinese and Singaporean SMEs.
KRX will also launch a centralised platform where investors can obtain the investment information and disclosures of each bond, as it seeks to bolster ESG bond markets.
The removal of clean coal from the list of eligible projects will make it easier for foreign investors to play a greater role in China’s sustainable debt market.
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