CHINESE GREEN BOND INDEX
CUFE-CNI Green Bond Index Series
NEW INDEX SERIES WILL TRACK PERFORMANCE OF LABELLED AND UNLABELLED CHINESE GREEN BONDS USED TO FINANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY PROJECTS
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) have partnered to display three new Green indices that reflect the value of green bonds issued in China.
The indices track securities issued and settled in the inter-bank and stock markets in Shenzhen and Shanghai. The indices will create greater transparency and facilitate access to green securities for investors in Europe.
About the indices
The CUFE China High-level (CUFE-CNI) Green Bond Index Series has been developed jointly by the Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd (‘SSI’) and the International Institute of Green Finance (‘IIGF’), part of the Central University of Finance and Economics (‘CUFE’) in Beijing.
The CUFE-CNI Green Bond Index Series has been designed to represent the performance of Chinese green bonds whose proceeds are used to finance environmentally-friendly projects.
All securities on the indices are in line with the Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue (2015, China Society for Finance and Banking Green Finance Specialized Committee), which recognises the following six environmental sectors eligible for financing via green bonds:
- GB1：Energy Saving;
- GB2：Pollution Prevention & Control;
- GB3：Resource Conservation and Recycling;
- GB4：Clean Transport;
- GB5：Clean Energy; and
- GB6：Ecological Protection and Climate Change Adaption
Securities that allocate use of proceeds to at least two of the above categories are also eligible. A bond will also be treated green if at least 95% of the issuers’ revenue comes from the environmental sectors.
The CUFE-CNI Green Bond Index Series contains the following three indices:
1. The CUFE-CNI High Grade Green Bond Index is a composite total return index made up of the CUFE-CNI High grade Unlabelled Green Bond Index and CUFE-CNI High grade Labelled Green Bond Index.
2. The CUFE-CNI High Grade Unlabelled Green Bond Index is a total return index representing unlabelled green securities listed on the inter-bank and stock markets in Shenzhen and Shanghai since 2007.
- 3. The CUFE-CNI High Grade Labelled Green Bond Index is a total return index representing labelled green securities listed on the inter-bank and stock markets of Shenzhen and Shanghai since 2016.
The CUFE-CNI High Grade Green Bond Index, CUFE-CNI High Grade Unlabelled Green Bond Index and CUFE-CNI High Grade Labelled Green Bond Index (the “Indices”) are proprietary and privilege data of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“SZSE”). SZSE has appointed Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd (“SSIC”) to be its index business agency. Although SSIC has made its best efforts to ensure the accuracy of the Indices and all related information (collectively the “Information”), SSIC cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeless or completeness of the Information.
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JACKIE NA LIU
Business Development Manager Asia
Tel: (352) 47 79 36 - 418
Luxembourg Stock Exchange
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Green bonds at LuxSE
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