Spotlight on green or sustainable investing in Hong Kong

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The future is green, when it comes to ESG or sustainable investing in Hong Kong. At the end of 2019, green bonds or fixed-income products designed to fund environmentally friendly projects reached US$26 billion. According to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research, mainland Chinese entities accounted for more than 70 per cent of that, while financial institutions accounted for around half of the green bonds issued.