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Can Finance Save the World? Bertrand Badré in Dialogue with Gordon Brown

In this public lecture, former World Bank Group CFO Bertrand Badré discussed his new book Can Finance Save the World? with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and journalist Sabine Syfuss-Arnaud, World Editor of Challenges. Prof Iain Begg, Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, chaired the event.

The speakers discussed the need for a new and innovative approach to finance to meet the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. They covered the improvements made since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the remaining weaknesses of the financial system, and innovative instruments which could help to reallocate capital from traditional to sustainable investments, such as Green Bonds and Social Impact Bonds. The speakers concluded that finance can save the world, if governments and investors are committed to building a sustainable and fair financial system.