Moving from Darkness into the Light: Impact Investing in the Rural Electrification Ecosystem
Fri, March 30, 2012; 09:00 - 10:30
Location: Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre
Reliable access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and India is critical in lifting people from poverty to prosperity. The gap between demand and supply of electricity in these regions provides real opportunities for investors to attain financial returns while creating platforms for additional broad positive social change. Panelists at this session will use real case studies to show how to invest in technological innovations addressing this gap, and will preview rapidly emerging new commercial and social benefit products and services designed to meet the needs of the world’s newest electricity consumers.