2023 Global Inclusive Growth Summit

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April 13, 2023

Virtual Event

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute present the 2023 Global Inclusive Growth Summit. Alongside the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, the Summit will assemble a dynamic group of U.S. and global leaders for action-oriented discussions on national and international issues. In a turbulent economic, environmental, and human context, the Summit will enable private sector, social impact, and government leaders to partner in new ways on meaningful solutions and approaches.

Global Inclusive Growth Summit

Celebrating champions of inclusive growth

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2021 Summit Opening Remarks

Watch the opening remarks from the 2021 summit with former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton
Top Quotes

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.”

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

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

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.”

Gina Raimondo

Gina Raimondo

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.”

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

Former 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.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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.”

Raphael Bostic

Raphael Bostic

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.”

Francis Suarez

Francis Suarez

Mayor, City of Miami

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.

Mastercad 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 www.aspeninstitute.org.


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