The International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is an independent and non-profit think tank in Beijing, China. Its goal is to support the development of green finance in China and internationally. IIGF grew out of the Research Centre for Climate and Energy Finance (RCCEF), which was founded in September 2011. IIGF is funded through donations (e.g. Tianfeng Securities), research projects and grants.

IIGF is specialized in research, policy advice and consulting in green finance, climate finance, and energy finance. Its expertise includes green credit, green bonds, green insurance, carbon-trading, information disclosure, and risk assessment at local, national and international levels.

IIGF is an executive member of the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking, the Secretariat of the Green Securities Committee of the Securities Association of China, and the Secretariat of the Investment and Finance Committee of the China Association of Environmental Protection Industry.



Provide best-in class research to expand Green Finance, Climate Finance, Energy Finance, and Health Finance. Encourage international and interdisciplinary cooperation on finding global financial solutions to environmental issues.


Provide specific and relevant policy suggestions to the Chinese and international governments, central banks and other regulators that accelerate the creation of a green win-win financial system.


Promote the application of innovative green financial products based on scientific evidence. Realize the innovation potential of financial institutions and enterprises.


Cultivate talents that contribute to the development of China’s economic and social environment through trainings, incentives and close collaboration with partners. Support scholars and students in state-of-the-art scientific research.


Strengthen international and multisector cooperation that includes universities, scientific institutions, governments, multisector cooperation between universities, scientific institutions, enterprises and regulators.


Disseminate knowledge on green finance to a Chinese and international audience. Communicate through innovative and interactive media to accelerate the application of green finance.