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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 Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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