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Bertrand Badré

Bertrand Badré

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Bertrand BadrĂ©, 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. The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    May 20, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.

  2. How to Democratize AI
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    How to Democratize AI

    Feb 7, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Charles Gorintin propose an approach to the technology designed to ensure that its benefits are available to everyone.

  3. Gender Justice Is Climate Justice
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    Gender Justice Is Climate Justice

    Oct 3, 2023 Immaculate Atuhamize & Bertrand Badré explain why equal access to education and resources can help mitigate the effects of the current crisis.

  4. Changing the Culture at the World Bank
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    Changing the Culture at the World Bank

    Jul 12, 2023 Bertrand Badré & Peter Blair Henry outline several steps that its new leadership should take to inspire stakeholders' confidence.

  5. What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do
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    What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do

    Jun 16, 2023 Sébastien Treyer & Bertrand Badré see an opportunity to create the conditions for major global financial reforms in the near future.

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    Harnessing AI for the Common Good

    Lenny Mendonca urges policymakers to play a more active role in shaping the future of emerging technologies.
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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.
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    Organ Donation Can Save Donors’ Lives, Too

    Peter Singer shows why a recipient of a new liver or kidney is not necessarily the only one who benefits.
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Recently announced US and EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles will create two opposing forces in the rest of the world. By shutting Chinese EVs out of the US and EU markets, they may drive an increase in Chinese exports elsewhere; but that may put pressure on those governments to introduce their own higher tariffs.

    explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.

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