Watch: Bertrand Badré on the pandemic's effect on impact investing

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Bertrand Badré is perhaps best known in global development circles as the former managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank. This former corporate finance chief is now a leading impact investor, having recently closed a $200 million fund focused on Latin America.

In this livestreamed conversation with Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar, Badré lays out the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic is posing for impact-oriented businesses and investors, as well as the opportunity to use this crisis to transform the sector.

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About the author

  • Raj Kumar

    Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.