'A Quiet Revolution' On Green Finance With China Taking The Lead

by Dina Medland, Forbes

Leadership stared us in the face via a video-link to China at a global conference on responsible investment held last week in Singapore,  ranked second recently in a list of global finance hubs.

Dr Ma Jun, Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), giving a Keynote Address on efforts at establishing a ‘green’ and sustainable financial system, quietly mentioned that China is moving towards mandatory disclosure of environmental information by companies.

Georg Kell, vice-chairman of Arabesque Partners, was founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, for 15 years. He spoke about the importance of listening to the needs of what he called Generation S – for ‘sustainability – the millennials, and listening to what they value.