Rebuilding for All
October 14th, 2021
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute proudly present the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit. Join a community of purpose-driven leaders for a day-long summit to take collective action towards rebuilding an economy that works for everyone, everywhere. The Summit will bring together leaders from across sectors to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable economies around the world.
Rebuilding for All
It has never been more important to understand how constantly shifting demographics, circumstances, and technologies affect the growth, security and prosperity of communities all over the world.
Hear from world class leaders on inclusive growth
Experience robust and thoughtful discussions on the most important inclusive growth topics from the experts themselves.
2019 Summit Highlights
In 2019, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute brought together 500 purpose-driven leaders to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable economies around the world. Now, as the global pandemic has both accelerated the shift to a digital economy and exacerbated inequality, we’re bringing leading thinkers and doers together to take collective action in our mission to build an economy for all.
The Summit's Most Memorable Moments
The 2019 summit featured 50 speakers, including policymakers, scholars, CEOs, grassroots advocates and thought leaders who took to our stage to share inspiring ideas and solutions and to galvanize action to create a more inclusive economy. Four philanthropic funders including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth on that one day.
Celebrating champions of inclusive growth
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Inclusive Growth and Purpose-Driven Leadership featuring Ajay Banga and Tina Brown
Insights from inclusive growth leaders, in their own words
“We are better off when we look for what we have in common rather than what differentiates us.”
Former Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
“Low wage is not the same as low skilled. People use it interchangeably and that is very damaging.”
CEO and Cofounder, Opportunity@Work
“Five years ago, if you talked about social responsibility that would be when the portfolio managers would get up and get their coffee. Today, I’m facing three people representing an institutional shareholder, and they’re asking tough questions.”
Vice Chairman, Bank of America
“If you’re not thinking about the neighborhood that you live in, the people who are working there, then in the short term you might get better but in the long term. If you don’t have inclusion, you don’t have growth.”
Former Mayor, City of New Orleans
“We all have a moral imperative to take action on economic inequality and ensure that no person is left behind, that no idea is left uncovered and that no collaboration is left untapped.”
President and CEO, Aspen Institute
“At the heart of trust between two parties is that each should see, believe in and deliver on a shared commitment. As I think about the stakes and challenges before us, they are undoubtedly great, which means not one of us alone can move the needle.”
Founder and President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
“We’ve got to construct a model that makes sense for people and not one that’s built off people who only understand privilege.”
Executive Chairman, Mastercard
“The digital economy has had an exponentially positive impact on improving quality of life and lifting people into the middle class but issues of inequality still remain and are at risk of growing unless we mobilize the ingenuity and resources of the private sector.”
Vice Chairman, Mastercard
Learn more about the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership
Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make More than $72M in Commitments to Inclusive Growth at Inaugural Summit
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & the Aspen Institute
Launched in October 2019 with an inaugural summit, the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership (GIGP) combines the expertise and networks of both the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to address systemic issues across a range of topics including financial security, the future of workers and portable benefits, growing micro and small businesses, and commercially-sustainable social impact.
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.
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 www.aspeninstitute.org.