The Hong Kong Exchange HKEX has launched STAGE, its sustainable and green exchange.
The HKEX says STAGE is Asia’s first multi-asset sustainable investment product platform, supporting fast-growing global demand for sustainable finance. The platform features 29 sustainable-themed products from leading Asian corporates. These HKEX-listed sustainable products include sustainability, green, and transition bonds from issuers across a variety of sectors including utilities, transportation, property development and financial services as well as ESG-related exchange traded products.
“HKEX is at the forefront of driving the sustainable finance agenda in the region. With the launch of STAGE, we are seeking to support the growth of Asia’s sustainable finance market by increasing awareness, accessibility, data availability, and transparency of green and sustainable investment products. Ultimately, we aim to guide future capital flows to support our society’s transition towards sustainability. We are actively encouraging all regional issuers of green and sustainable products to consider application for inclusion on STAGE, in turn helping to build Asian financial markets’ own sustainability,” said Grace Hui, HKEX’s Head of Green and Sustainable Finance.