Rebuilding for All
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.
Hear from purpose-driven leaders on inclusive growth
Experience robust and thoughtful discussions on the most important inclusive growth topics from the experts themselves.
2021 Summit Highlights
Revisit highlights from the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit—a virtual event co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. This year's summit brought together over 1,800 purpose-driven leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on promising solutions to build inclusive and sustainable economies that are people-centric, climate-informed, equity-intentional and evidence-based.
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
“So, here is my on-going challenge to business leaders, foundation leaders, and non-profit leaders across our country: Think about what more you can do to remove barriers to opportunity within your own businesses and organizations. To make those businesses and organizations as inclusive as they are strong. And then, please do it.”
Vice President of the United States of America
“It’s not so much poverty or adversity that breaks people’s spirits. It’s the feeling of being frozen, getting up every day, looking in the mirror and believing that every tomorrow is going to be just like yesterday, no matter what you do.”
William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of the United States, Founder and Board Chair, The Clinton Foundation
“Every good-paying job going forward is digital, is data, is tech. And so everybody deserves to participate and that means having broadband.”
Secretary of Commerce, The United States of America
“If COVID has taught us anything, it is that we are deeply interconnected and our well-being is inextricably linked to the health and wellbeing of all.”
Executive Chairman, Mastercard
“I think it’s morally, practically and economically unacceptable that we have this kind of inequity of access and we need to solve it.”
Director General, World Trade Organization
“It’s really important everyone understand that systemic racism — indeed any structure or institution that restricts opportunity based on a person’s skin color, their family connections or any of those sorts of things — is an economic issue.”
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
“We know that it’s no longer about the environment versus the economy in Miami. In Miami, the environment is the economy.”
Mayor, City of Miami
Learn more about the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership
The 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.