Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis considers the BRI’s green credentials for BRINK Asia

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Writing for Brink Asia, Ruediger Geis, Head of Trade affairs at Commerzbank AG, discusses China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the green financing options being explored to fund aspects of it.

Geis considers China’s definition of ‘green’ – given that the country has been the leading emitter of greenhouse gases since 2007 – and the possibility that the project is catalysing a shift towards greener business in the region. China Development Bank successfully issued the first green BRI bond in 2017, supported by Commerzbank.

The article was published on Brink Asia in March 2019, and can be accessed here.