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Greening the finance of China’s commodity imports

last modified Nov 05, 2015 03:16 PM
5 November 2015 – This week, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) and the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing will be holding the first in a series of workshops focusing on ‘Greening the finance of China’s commodity imports’.

The purpose of these workshops is to help the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), China Banking Association (CBA) and banks offering trade finance services in China to identify measures that they could take that would incentivise the import of sustainably produced commodities into China. 

The workshop will be informed by analysis that has already been undertaken by CUFE to assess how China’s most environmentally impactful commodity imports are financed and by CISL with the BEI’s Sustainable Trade Finance Council on what international best practices exist that trade finance banks could incorporate into their operations.

Representatives from the CBRC, CBA, a range of Chinese banks, China’s Export-Import bank, China’s Ministry of Commerce, a number of major Chinese commodity importers as well as international experts in trade finance, commodity trade and sustainability will be in attendance.

For more information see the BEI’s Sustainable Trade Finance Council page.

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