Mastercard: The Promise and Possibilities of Inclusive Growth

Apr 15, 2024 8:15 AM ET

Hosted by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the Global Inclusive Growth Summit returns on April 18, 2024 and will feature Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations; Megan Rapinoe, soccer champion, activist, and co-founder of A Touch More; Cristina Junqueira, co-founder and CEO of Nubank; Jon Huntsman, Jr, incoming vice chairman and president of Strategic Growth at Mastercard; and many more. The 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit advances real solutions to today’s most pressing challenges through collaboration and candid conversation among entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers and emerging changemakers.

First held in 2019, the Summit assembles a dynamic group of cross-sector leaders who collectively address topics including financial inclusion, data science for social impact, emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, climate and the environment, women’s economic empowerment and place-based development. After a decade of impact, we’re excited to continue the great dialogue and work focused on driving and creating inclusive growth for all. Virtual registration is now live.

As we look forward to coming back together in person and virtually, we offer these highlights from the 2023 event, hosted by Mastercard and the Aspen Institute.

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Originally Published July 14, 2023 by Mastercard 

 When we talk about inclusivity, what we’re really talking about is a fair and equitable world where everyone has access to the same opportunities. What would such a world look like? We know we would see lower levels of poverty and improved social cohesion. We’d see less political strife and greater economic competitiveness.

Mastercard’s Shamina Singh, founder and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Ida Rademacher, vice president at the Aspen Institute and co-chair of the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy conclude the Global Inclusive Growth Summit 2023 by looking at where we are and setting forth a vision of what’s possible.

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Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. The Center leverages the company’s core assets and competencies, including data insights, expertise and technology, while administering the philanthropic Mastercard Impact Fund, to produce independent research, scale global programs and empower a community of thinkers, leaders and doers on the front lines of inclusive growth.

Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a community-serving organization with global reach whose vision is the creation of a free, just, and equitable society. For 70 years, the Institute has driven change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the world’s greatest challenges. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute has offices in Aspen, Colorado and New York City, as well as an international network of partners. Learn more at


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About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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