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Bertrand Badré

Bertrand Badré

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Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World? (Berrett-Koehler, 2018).

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  1. Navigating a World in Shock
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    Navigating a World in Shock

    Sep 20, 2022 Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify eight overlapping crises that have emerged in the absence of effective multilateralism.

  2. Will the Ukraine War Upend the Sustainability Agenda?
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    Will the Ukraine War Upend the Sustainability Agenda?

    Apr 21, 2022 Gilles Moëc & Bertrand Badré argue that a more holistic, granular approach to environmental, social, and governance issues is needed.

  3. Inequality Is a Business Risk
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    Inequality Is a Business Risk

    Apr 12, 2022 Philippe Heim & Bertrand Badré outline steps for the private sector to help address social, financial, and digital exclusion.

  4. Equitable Capitalism or Bust
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    Equitable Capitalism or Bust

    Apr 7, 2022 Bertrand Badré & Yann Coatanlem explain why the concept of social returns with longtime horizons must guide policymaking.

  5. Investing for Impact and Profit
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    Investing for Impact and Profit

    Mar 31, 2022 Bertrand Badré & Benoit Mercereau propose a strategy to mobilize financial capital for climate goals by making the business case for it.

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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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