Great News!! HKMA announces guideline on the Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme (GSF Grant Scheme)

Dear Members of IACCT (China),

On 4th May, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) released a guideline on the Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme (GSF Grant Scheme) as announced in the 2021-22 Budget.

The GSF Grant Scheme will provide subsidy for eligible bond issuers and loan borrowers to cover their expenses on bond issuance and external review services. It will commence on 10 May 2021 and last for three years.

Commenting on the GSF Grant Scheme, Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the HKMA, said, “The global green bond market has grown from practically non-existent ten years ago to US$270 billion in 2020.  In Hong Kong, we have taken early and proactive steps to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a regional green and sustainable finance hub, including the issuance of two rounds of Government green bonds since 2019 and the establishment of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group to coordinate cross-agency market development efforts.  The launch of a new Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme to support green and sustainable bond issuance and lending will further enrich the green and sustainable finance ecosystem in Hong Kong.”

Overview of the GSF Grant Scheme
The GSF Grant Scheme consists of two tracks, covering:

  • General Bond Issuance Costs: covering bond issuance expenses up to a limit of HK$2.5 million (e.g. arrangement, legal, audit, listing fees, etc.) for eligible first time green and sustainable bond issuers; and

  • External Review Costs: covering transaction-related external review fees up to a limit of HK$800,000 (e.g. including pre-issuance external review and postissuance external review or reporting) for eligible green and sustainable bond issuers and loan borrowers, including first-time and repeated issuers and borrowers.

It will commence on 10 May 2021 and last for three years.

IACCT (China) supports Hong Kong’s position as a regional green and sustainable finance hub which would help maintaining Hong Kong as an international financial centre. We hope the above information will be useful to the members and guests of IACCT (China). For more details about the guideline on the GSF Grant Scheme, please refer to the guideline as set out in this [link].

If you have any queries or would like to know more about the guideline, please feel free to contact the following Committee Members of IACCT (China):

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重磅 !!香港金管局公布了「绿色和可持续金融资助计划」指引

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你们好!

香港金融管理局金管局在5月4日就《2021-22年度财政预算案》内宣布了「绿色和可持续金融资助计划」(此计划)公布指引。

此计划将资助合资格的债券发行人和借款人的发债及外部评审服务支出。计划将于2021510日开展,为期三年。

就此计划的推出,金管局总裁余伟文表示:「全球绿色债券市场在过去10年间迅速增长,至2020年达到2,700亿美元的规模。香港早已采取积极行动,提升香港作为区内绿色和可持续金融枢纽的地位,包括自2019年起发行两批政府绿色债券,及成立绿色和可持续金融跨机构督导小组以协调跨机构的市场发展工作。绿色和可持续金融资助计划的推出,可以促进绿色和可持续债券发行和贷款活动,进一步丰富香港绿色和可持续金融的生态。」

「绿色和可持续金融资助计划」概要
本计划由两部分组成,分别涵盖:

一、 一般债券发行费用:涵盖合资格首次绿色和可持续债券发行人的债券发行费用(例如:债券安排、法律顾问、审计、上市费用等), 上限可达到250 万港元;及

 二、 外部评审费用:涵盖合资格绿色和可持续债券发行人和贷款借款人与发行或借款相关的外部评审费用(包括发行前外部评审和发行后外部评审或报告),首次和非首次发行人和借款人均可申请,上限可达到80 万港元。

本计划将于 2021 年 5 月 10 日开展,为期三年。

如本指引的中、英文版本有任何抵触之处,应以英文版为准。

国际企业财资(中国)协会支持香港作为区内绿色和可持续金融枢纽,这有助于香港维持国际金融中心的地位。希望以上信息对国际企业财资(中国)协会的会员和嘉宾有所帮助,请到以下【连接】查看详细指引内容。

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高镛丽女士
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