Bertrand Badré ('91)- How finance can be harnessed to help us solve many of...

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Sciences Po American Foundation invites you to attend

A conversation with Bertrand Badré ('91)

Former World Bank Group Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Bertrand Badré describes how finance can be harnessed to help us solve many of the world’s biggest problems–climate change, poverty, infrastructure rebuilding, and more, based on his latest book, Can Finance Save the World? Regaining Power over Money to Serve the Common Good (with a foreword by French President Emmanuel Macron, Berrett-Koehler Publishers).

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Introduction by Frederic Mion, President of Sciences Po

The talk will start at 6:30 PM SHARP.
A "Beer and Cheese cocktail" will follow and allow networking opportunities.


Bertrand Badré is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Bertrand was the group chief financial officer at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole. He represented these institutions at the FSB, G7 and G20.

Bertrand also served as a member of President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team where he was the President's deputy personal representative for Africa and as spokesman for the working group on new international financial contributions to fight poverty and fund development. Bertrand spent a total of seven years at Lazard, half as a partner in New York, and London, and then in Paris as managing director where he co-led the restructuring of Eurotunnel and focused on financial initiatives.

He started his career in Paris as an inspector, then deputy head, of the auditing service of the French Ministry of Finance. Bertrand has served as director on a number of boards, including the Haulotte Group, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms, and on the supervisory board of the leading European PE firm Eurazéo. He currently serves on the board of Wealth Simple, a Canadian Fintech in asset management and on the advisory board of the International Water Bank. He is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.

Bertrand recently authored the book “Money Honnie, si la finance sauvait le monde?” to be published in English in 2017 under the title “Can Finance Save the World?” He has led the publication of several articles; namely “From Billions to Trillons: MDBs contributions to financing for development” and in 2004, wrote “Water” with Michel Camdessus, on finance and access to water, translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

Bertrand is a graduate of ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration), SciencesPo (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), La Sorbonne and HEC business school (Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris. He is a regular speaker and teacher at these institutions as well as at the universities of Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Oxford.

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