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April 18, 2024
The 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit, hosted by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth in its 10th anniversary year, 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.
2023 Summit Highlights
Revisit highlights from the 2023 Global Inclusive Growth Summit – a live and virtual event co-hosted by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Aspen Institute. The 2023 Summit brought together purpose-driven leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on promising solutions to build inclusive economies that are people-centric, climate-informed, equity-intentional, and evidence-based.
The Summit's Most Memorable Moments
In a turbulent economic, environmental, and human context, the Summit enables private sector, social impact, and government leaders to partner in new ways on meaningful solutions and approaches.
Celebrating champions of inclusive growth
Experience the summit through our official photographs of the most memorable and important moments, and celebrate the minds that champion inclusive growth all over the world.
Inclusive Growth and Purpose-Driven Leadership
Insights from inclusive growth leaders, in their own words
“We can’t change the issue of gender equality with just money … it’s culture. Culture determines how we treat women, how we view women. What is the patriarchy if not just a story that’s been told for a really long time? I believe if you change the stories, you can change the world. We can change culture.”
Founder, Unicorn Island Fund
“If it’s not inclusive, it doesn’t scale. If it doesn’t scale, it doesn’t matter,”
“Make sure they have a great education. Make sure they can plan and space the first of their children. Make sure they have networks to get into a great job and be part of the banking system to save money. You will absolutely accelerate their growth. And guess what? They’re going to accelerate your economy.”
Melinda French Gates
Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“Yes, we want to grow our population. Yes, we want more businesses. Yes, we want more development. Well, we want the people who have lived here in good times and bad times to be able to afford to live. So what that has meant for us is: How do we grow wages? And how do we build more affordable housing?”
Mayor, Washington DC
“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
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The Center for Inclusive Growth & Devex present
Anchored on the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, the 2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit aims to inspire and innovate. Hosted by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth in its 10th anniversary year, the Summit advances real solutions to today’s most pressing challenges through collaboration and candid conversation among entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers and emerging changemakers.
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.
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