Can Finance Save the World?, 1st Edition

  • Bertrand Badré
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  • ISBN-10: 1523094230
  • ISBN-13: 9781523094233
  • DDC: 332
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This title discusses how to make finance a force for good. Just as Thomas Piketty offered a sweeping critique and progressive reassessment of capitalism, the author and former World Bank Group chief financial officer looks at the destructive role finance played in the global economic crisis of 2007–2008 and offers a bold prescription for making it a force for good. He describes how finance can be harnessed to help us solve many of the world’s biggest problems—climate change, poverty, infrastructure rebuilding, and more. As he writes, When controlled and used intelligently, with benevolence and inventiveness, finance can accomplish great things.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Can Finance Save the World?.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword Emmanuel Macron.
Foreword Gordon Brown.
Half Title Page.
Introduction Finance at the Crossroads.
Despite Being Led Nearly to Ruin, How We Can Still React.
1: High Hopes from the Millennium Summit.
2: The 2007-2008 Financial Crisis.
3: One Main Lesson: Trust is Gone.
4: Great Hope II. All Together Now.
5: Renewed Centrifugal Forces.
6: Frustration and Political Unrest.
7: Humanity at a Crossroads.
Resetting Finance for the Benefit of All.
8: Back to Basics.
9: The New Names of the Game.
10: A Silent Revolution is On.
Finance at the Heart of Renewed International Cooperation.
11: A Miracle to be Preserved.
12: Time to Adjust, Though.
Finance Serving the Common Good and the Sustainable Development of the World.
13: The Multilateral Development Banks as a Laboratory?.
14: Pushing Back or Extending the Frontiers of Development Finance.
15: Using the Financial Cement.
16: The Principle Put into Action.
Conclusion The Choice is Ours.
About the Author.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.