Greening China's Capital and Trade Flows
Promoting sustainable finance
Banks and financial institutions have a key role to play in furthering China's development objectives and can become a vehicle for driving sustainability in the economy.
Investing in the future
Long-term investments and development projects have a direct impact on the environment and people's livelihoods.That is why WWF engages with China's financial sector, as well as government regulators, to promote sustainable business practices and lending policies, both domestically and overseas, so that investments contribute to a better future for the planet.
The banking and finance sector has a major influence on the state of the environment, and can help make the economy more efficient.
By working with key sectors, such as energy production, mining, forestry, finance and trade, WWF can support China in its efforts to achieve its development goals in a sustainable way.
Through WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), for example, more than 1 million hectares of forests in China are certified. The goal of the GFTN in China is to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests in the country. It also serves as a forum for Chinese companies to demonstrate that they are producing and purchasing forest products in a responsible manner.