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Green Credit Guidelines

China Current 2012

CBRC has formulated the Green Credit Guidelines for the purpose of encouraging banking institutions to, by focusing on green credit, actively adjust credit structure, effectively fend off environmental and social risks, better serve the real economy, and boost the transformation of economic growth mode and adjustment of economic structure

Issuer name

China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC)

More information

The guidelines place pressure on banks to promote green credit as a strategy, support economy to grow in a green, low-carbon and recycled model through business innovation, manage environmental and social (E&S) risks, improve banks’ own E&S performances, and in doing so optimize credit structure, improve services and contribute to the transformation of economic growth pattern.

Reporting resources


Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

The Guidelines apply to policy banks, commercial banks, rural cooperative banks and rural credit unions established within the People’s Republic of China

Industry scope

Financial Services

Industry scope notes

banks and financial institutions

Disclosure venue

Annual report

ESG coverage - E (Environment)


ESG coverage- S (Social)


ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Trade and Investment






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Financial Market Regulators

Reporting requirements

Guidelines and standards for non-financial reporting

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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