HKEX to launch sustainable finance exchange

The HKEX is to launch a new sustainable and green exchange.

The HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange, ‘STAGE’, is an information platform and will act as a central hub for data and information on sustainable and green finance investments in the region. HKEX says STAGE will promote the visibility, transparency, and accessibility of sustainable and green finance across asset class and product type. It will provide investors with access to a comprehensive database of sustainable and green investment options that are available on Hong Kong’s securities markets.

In its initial phase, STAGE will be home to a repository of information on sustainability, green and social bonds and ESG-related Exchange Traded Products listed on HKEX. Issuers with products that meet international standards or principles and provide post-issuance reports annually are invited to join STAGE without the need to pay any fees and to display their products on the platform. The online repository will be launched as early as later this year.