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2019 Program

Event #9

Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am

Teatro degli Impavidi3 - euro 4.00
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Bertrand Badré

Will finance save the world?

The global economic crisis of 2007-2008, and consequently the long period of recession, called into question the destructive role finance played. But finance is not our enemy, since it is inherently neither good nor bad. It is just a tool, a mechanic force – the most powerful one on Earth. Used incorrectly, it can lead to ruinous consequences, whereas when controlled and use intelligently, it can accomplish great things. Therefore, finance can be a crucial help to address many of the world’s biggest problems, ranging from poverty to wars and climate change. The time has come for us to reconcile ourselves with finance and to realize that our future is in our hands.

 

Interpreter: Marina Astrologo

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Bertrand Badré is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital.  Previously, he was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to this, Bertrand served as a member of President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team as his deputy personal representative for Africa. He spent seven years at Lazard in New York, London and latterly in Paris as Managing Director where he co-led the restructuring of Eurotunnel. He is a graduate of ENA, SciencesPo and HEC. He is a regular speaker and teacher at these and other institutions including Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Oxford. He recently wrote a book “Can Finance Save the World?” forwarded by Emmanuel Macron and Gordon Brown and translated in multiple languages (recently in Chinese).

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