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As China actively pursues ecological and sustainable development, green finance serves a core function in the country’s financial ecosystem.


Overview

In August 2016 the People's Bank of China (PBOC) and seven Chinese ministries issued a guidance on building a green financial system. How has China's green finance landscape developed since then? What progress and achievements have been made? What lessons can China's finance professionals learn from international practices and how does China cooperate with other countries in building a green finance and sustainable investment environment?

Through CFA Institute China Live, we invited Dr. Ma Jun, director of the Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, chairman of China Green Finance Committee, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the PBOC, to share a comprehensive analysis of China's green finance landscape and the global green finance practice. In this recorded webinar Dr. Ma, and Rhodri G. Preece, CFA, head of industry research at CFA Institute, speak about the development of green finance in China, environmental information disclosure and data analysis, post-COVID green economic recovery, the Great Bay Green Finance Development, and international cooperation.

Moderator: Iris Wu, CFA, director of institutional partnerships for China at CFA Institute

 

Watch the Webinar

Duration: 52 min.

Recorded: 29 June 2020.

Presenters

Jun Ma

Ma Jun is chief economist at the Research Bureau, People’s Bank of China (PBOC). He is also a member of the PBOC’s macro-prudential assessment committee, chairman of the green finance committee at the China Society for Finance and Banking, co-chair of the G–20 Green Finance Study Group, a member of advisory board of the OECD Center on Green Finance and Investment, and a member of the advisory council for the Kazakhstan Green Financial System. Previously, Dr. Ma served as managing director, chief economist for greater China, and head of China and Hong Kong strategy at Deutsche Bank and as public policy specialist, economist, and senior research economist at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. He is the author of twelve books and several hundred articles, and his research interests include economic forecasting, macroeconomic policies, financial markets, and environmental economics. Dr. Ma was voted “The Leader of Green Finance” by First Financial (a Chinese financial newspaper) in 2016 after he successfully led the Chinese government effort in launching a policy framework for establishing the green financial system and promoted global consensus on developing green finance under the G–20 framework. He holds a master’s degree in management science from Fudan University and a PhD in economics from Georgetown University.

Rhodri Preece
Rhodri G. Preece CFA

Rhodri Preece is Head of Industry Research for CFA Institute. He is responsible for building and maintaining the global thought leadership function at CFA Institute, including leading the planning, coordination and creation of research content across CFA Institute research platforms including the Financial Analysts Journal, the Research Foundation, and the Future of Finance initiative.

Rhodri formerly served as head of capital markets policy EMEA at CFA Institute, where he was responsible for leading capital markets policy activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, including content development and policy engagement.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Preece was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he specialized in investment funds.

Iris Wu
Iris Wu CFA

Iris, Director, Institutional Partnerships, China of CFA Institute, has over 16 years in the financial industry. She is responsible for building strategic partnerships across China with key financial institutions and associations.

Prior to CFA Institute, she had ten-year career at Thompson Reuters in Beijing. Before moved back to Beijing, Iris worked in Toronto as a financial analyst in the global equities team at CIBC, and consultant for the York Consulting Group.

Along with her CFA Charter, Iris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Peking University in Beijing and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.