Wenhong Xie

Head of China Programme
Climate Bonds Initiative

Wenhong Xie is the Head of China Programme of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an investor-focused NGO that aims at mobilizing capital market for climate change solutions. Based in Beijing, he is responsible for leading CBI’s programmes and business to help accelerate China’s rapidly growing green capital market. In addition to managing standard development, research and liaising with government agencies, multilateral organizations, verifiers, underwriters and investors, he also provides advice on green bond issuance and certification to support potential green bond issuers such as banks, state-owned enterprises, municipalities, and large corporates. Wenhong is a member of the taxonomy Technical Expert Group of the International Platform of Sustainable Finance (IPSF) and have supported the development of a dozen of national and subnational green finance standards.

Prior to joining CBI, Wenhong worked as an economist at Tsinghua’s Center for Finance and Development (led by Dr. Ma Jun) and a consultant for the International Finance Corporation, in addition to a number of think tanks and NGOs in environment and international development. Wenhong has a M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.