Can Finance Save the World?

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2018-01-30
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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How to Make Finance a Force for Good

Just as Thomas Piketty offered a sweeping critique and progressive reassessment of capitalism, former World Bank Group chief financial officer Bertrand Badré looks at the destructive role finance played in the global economic crisis of 2007-2008 and offers a bold prescription for making it a force for good. Badré describes how finance can be harnessed to help us solve many of the world's biggest problems--climate change, poverty, infrastructure rebuilding, and more. As he writes, "When controlled and used intelligently, with benevolence and inventiveness, finance can accomplish great things."

Author Biography

Bertrand Badré is CEO and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, he was managing director of the World Bank; chief financial officer of the World Bank Group; CFO at two of the world's largest banks, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale Group; and a partner of Lazard.

Foreword by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

Foreword by Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain from 2007-2010 and is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education.

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