Capital market involvement holds key for clean energy financing, outlines Standard & Poor’s at Rio+20 forum

The need for significant public and private investment in the renewable energy sector was a hot topic for Standard & Poor’s at the recent Rio+20 corporate sustainability forum, which took place 20 years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. At a panel discussion at the event, Regina Nunes, Head of South Cone Latin America for S&P Ratings, spoke in depth about how meeting clean energy financing targets requires an unprecedented level of investment, and how success will rely heavily on attracting an increasing number of other investor pools – including private equity, pension funds and the capital markets.

Following the event, our outreach resulted in coverage of Nunes’ speech on Reuters, as well as in specialist publications Environmental Finance and New Energy World. What’s more, the coverage prompted response from a number of specialist blogs including 24/7 Wall Street (a blog aimed at global investors) and the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch blog.

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