The new Green Bond Channel gives international investors access to data on Chinese domestic green bonds listed in Shanghai, the communiqué stated. As such, “Information about 18 green bonds listed on the SSE, representing 11 Chinese corporate issuers, will be available in English via the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. “
This initiative between LuxSE and SSE dates back to September 2017, when they signed an addendum to and existing memorandum of understanding to provide relevant information in English about Chinese green bonds to offshore investors.
According to Robert Scharfe, CEO of LuxSE:
“The Green Bond Channel aims to bridge an information gap. Our key focus is on helping to enhance investment channels between China and Europe. Stock exchanges can support the mobilisation of investor demand for investment. By receiving enhanced visibility, issuers are exposed to a far wider segment of potential investors and a deeper pool of investment capital.”
The Chinese bond market is the second largest in the world, but only 2% of bonds are foreign-owned.