“Three years ago, if you asked a banker in China whether they knew anything about green finance, they would likely say they’ve never heard of it. But today, there is a better chance to get a positive answer and to engage in discussion on product.”
—Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, People’s Bank of China
The green finance work is the Paulson Institute’s newest official program, but the work has been ongoing for the past two years—ever since it was included in the G20 agenda during China’s leadership in 2016. The development of green finance is a priority for China and one that aligns with the Paulson Institute’s mission.