2019 Global Inclusive Growth Summit

Washington, D.C.

2019 Agenda

Global Inclusive Growth Summit

Washington, D.C.

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    Breakfast and Registration

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    Plenary 1: The Imperative & Opportunity of Inclusive Growth

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      Welcome Remarks

      Inclusive economic growth – the kind that is equitable, sustainable and leads to shared prosperity for all – is one of the defining issues of our time. But, what do inclusive economies look like, and what would it mean for billions of people around the world? In this plenary, experts offer clear framing on what inclusive growth means, why it matters and what purpose-driven leaders from across business, government and nonprofits can do to build more inclusive economies.

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      Inclusive Growth & Purpose-Driven Leadership

      For almost a decade, Mastercard has been on a journey to reimagine the role of large, multinational corporations to be a force for good in the world. Recognizing that global problems require private and public sectors to work together and move beyond conventional philanthropic responses, CEO Ajay Banga put Mastercard’s core competencies and assets to work for the common good, and that, in turn, has become good for business. This journey from Corporate Social Responsibility to Commercially Sustainable Social Impact (CSSI) has mobilized resources and leaders from across sectors to achieve change at scale. Renowned journalist Tina Brown engages Banga in a conversation about how ‘doing well by doing good’ has become business as usual at Mastercard.

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      • Keynote Address

      Inclusive Growth: What It Is and Why It Matters

      Over the last 75 years, more than one billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, and a global middle class has emerged. Yet, deepening wealth and information inequality pose threats to the long-term stability and security of nations and societies. Achieving inclusive growth will require a reimagining of existing institutions and systems and the creation of entirely new fields such as “technology for purpose” and “data science for good.” What does it mean to grow inclusively? How can we build new models of economic development that improve opportunities for more people and at scale?

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      Response Panel

      Over the last 75 years, more than one billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, and a global middle class has emerged. Yet, deepening wealth and information inequality pose threats to the long-term stability and security of nations and societies. Achieving inclusive growth will require a reimagining of existing institutions and systems and the creation of entirely new fields such as “technology for purpose” and “data science for good.” What does it mean to grow inclusively? How can we build new models of economic development that improve opportunities for more people and at scale?

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      Creative Capital: Impact Investing to Power Inclusive Growth

      Impact investing is transforming the economic development landscape. A thoughtful, evidence-based approach to development that leaves no person or place behind is necessary to achieve true, inclusive growth. What is the role of the investor community, and how can they work hand-in-glove with philanthropists to achieve robust economic development that addresses the critical financial gaps that must be bridged to achieve the 17 Global Goals?

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      Announcement of Commitment: Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute

      A $26 million investment from Mastercard will power a new Aspen Institute initiative aimed at building an economy where people and communities around the world can thrive.

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    Plenary 2: Financial & Human Capital Development as Building Blocks for Inclusive Growth

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      Money Matters: Democratizing Finance to Unleash Productivity

      The poor, whether in the developing world or the U.S., increasingly face many of the same financial struggles. This session of problem solvers shares insights and examples of the kind of solutions that can build household financial security and establish the foundation for more inclusive growth.

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      Innovations to Promote Financial Security & Productivity – Flash Talks

      The tools to build financial security and stability are evolving at the speed of technology. In this series of flash talks, leading global innovators showcase promising pathways to scale support for workers in a changing economy.

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      Investing in our Future Workers

      As the nature of work changes—in the United States and around the world—so too will what it means to be a worker. What skills, capabilities and mindsets should be cultivated in the workers of tomorrow? What is the role of education and technical training, and how will it change? What do changes in demographics, economic circumstances, and concepts of identity mean for the future of work and workers? Do private sector organizations need to train and work with employees in new ways?

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    Lunch & Networking

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    Deep Dive Sessions

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      My Data, Your Beta

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      • Neville Crawley

        Neville Crawley

        CEO, Kiva

      • Jake Porway

        Jake Porway

        Founder and Executive Director, DataKind

      • JoAnn Stonier

        JoAnn Stonier

        Chief Data Officer, Mastercard

      • Stephanie Mehta

        Stephanie Mehta

        Editor-inChief, Fast Company

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      Tools for the Committed Corporation: A Workshop with B Lab

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      • Jay Coen Gilbert

        Jay Coen Gilbert

        Co-Founder, B Lab

      • Dan Osusky

        Dan Osusky

        Director of Standards, B Lab

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      Intersecting Futures: Inclusive Growth is Urban, Rural, and Everywhere Else

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    Inclusive Growth from the Boardroom

    The global economy is reaching an inflection point, responding to demands from people all over the world to make markets work better for people everywhere. Corporate leaders are responding to these demands, thinking about new ways to deliver shareholder value and bring an inclusive growth mandate to the center of their business operations. Hear from leaders who are showing how inclusive growth matters to their core value propositions and helping to reshape capitalism.

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    Plenary 3: Locally-Led Inclusive Growth: Solutions from the Front Lines

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      Geography Should Not Be Destiny

      Zipcodes are still a powerful predictor of economic opportunity. How can our understanding of patterns of opportunity lead to better solutions?

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      Multi-Sector Partnerships: Finance, Farmers, and Factories

      As digital technology advances, women are increasingly experiencing the positive impact of inclusive economic growth. Government is uniquely positioned to focus resources and attention on unlocking economic potential across sectors and industries. What are the tools and tactics required to succeed at scale? How are international development experts joining with frontline practitioners and technology partners to secure resources for the next generation of entrepreneurs, farmers and factory workers?

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      Inclusive Modernization: News from Central Europe

      As Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia bring over 50 million citizens into the digital age, they are innovating ways to combine the assets of the public and private sectors to rapidly scale the digital economy. Hear about the ways in which Central Europe is setting the standard for smart and inclusive cities.

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    Closing Plenary: Inclusive Growth and the Social Contract

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      Closing Call to Action: Inclusive Growth and the Social Contract

      After hearing from inspiring problem solvers and solution builders, this session calls us back to the higher purpose for the summit: renewing the social contract with inclusive growth at the center. It will underscore pressing global issues — like rising nationalism and migration — that are at stake, and explain why inclusive growth is necessary to address them.

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      Closing Remarks

      Ida Rademacher, Vice President and Executive Director, Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute, and Shamina Singh, Founder & President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth close out the Global Inclusive Growth Summit.

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    Closing Reception

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