Can Finance Save the World? (Audio)

Regaining Power over Money to Serve the Common Good

Bertrand Badré (Author) | Gordon Brown (Foreword by) | Wayne Shepherd (Narrated by)

Publication date: 01/30/2018

Can Finance Save the World? (Audio)
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.”

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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.”

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Bertrand Badr is currently CEO and founder of BlueOrange Capital. Previously he was managing director for finance and the World Bank Group's chief financial. Prior to that he was chief financial officer at two of the world's largest banks, Credit Agricole and Societe Generale Group. His research focuses on developing the "Billions to Trillions" agenda using capital markets, insurance transformation, and infrastructure investment to spur development.



Foreword by Gordon Brown

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



Narrated by Wayne Shepherd

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