Finance and investment to play a lead role in the May 2012 “Rio+20” United Nations Earth Summit

The largest partnership between the United Nations and the financial services sector has elected two new Co-Chairs to steer the initiative in the run up to the landmark UN “Rio+20” Summit in May 2012. Barbara J. Krumsiek, President & CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland headquartered Calvert Group Ltd, and Richard Burrett, a partner in the London-based Earth Capital Partners, will steer the United Nations Environment programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) for the next two years. The United Nation’s “Rio+20” summit will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, twenty years after the original 1992 Rio Earth Summit when world leaders gathered for the first time to discuss environmental and development issues. UNEP FI was formed to provide input to the 1992 summit. The role of finance and capital markets will be central to the Green Economy theme of Rio+20. Read the full Press Release.