All In Together
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.
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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 […]
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, The 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.”
Former 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 and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard