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Bertrand Badré

Speaker Bertrand Badré
  • Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (2016)
  • Co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development
  • Former CFO of both Société Générale and Crédit Agricole

The forewords for his book Can Finance Save the World? were written by French President Emmanuel Macron and former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown.

The global wealth builder

The term “ethical capitalism” may sound like an oxymoron to some, but if more people with money and power do things the Bertrand Badré way, that could change sooner rather than later. Bertrand – whose previous titles include World Bank Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer – is a finance industry veteran whose areas of expertise include banking, capital markets, and international and development finance. He is also the founder and CEO of Blue like an Orange, which aims to “make sustainable investing the new normal.” It operates on the principle that investing in emerging markets doesn’t need to mean exploiting emerging markets. Blue like an Orange aims to provide capital for sustainable growth that benefits everyone, from investors to the projects and SMEs it invests in to the communities that surround them. It does this in cooperation with development finance institutions (DFIs) and in alignment with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which include gender equality as well as ending hunger and poverty.  
“Money is a good servant and a poor, poor, poor master.” ”
Bertrand at TEDx Paris 2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (2016)
  • Co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development
  • Former CFO of both Société Générale and Crédit Agricole

The forewords for his book Can Finance Save the World? were written by French President Emmanuel Macron and former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown.