Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility for Banking Financial Institutions in China, 2009.

China Current 2009

Issued by the China Banking Association (CBA), the guidelines’ purpose is to urge financial institutions to assume corporate social responsibility and promote harmonious and sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment. The guidelines are applicable to all banking financial institutions with a corporate status in China. The guidelines elaborate on CSR from three perspectives: economic responsibility, social responsibility and environmental responsibility, and also make recommendations for management control mechanisms and systems in relation to implementing CSR in financial institutions. The most pressing aspect of the guidelines is that CBA advises all banks to produce an annual CSR report.


General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

Specific sector/s

Organizations covered by the instrument

Banks and financial institutions

Issuer type

Industry Regulators

Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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