Let's go together
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, 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.
Hear from purpose-driven leaders on inclusive growth
Experience robust and thoughtful discussions on the most important inclusive growth topics from the experts themselves.
In case you missed it, watch the highlights of the summit showcasing some of the best discussions from visionary leaders on inclusive growth. See thought leaders share groundbreaking ideas and initiatives aimed at fostering economic development that leaves no one behind.
The summit's most memorable moments
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.
A Conversation with Trevor Noah and Melinda French Gates
An economy that appreciates women's and men's contributions equally gains a wider range of ideas, expertise and experience. In this discussion, Trevor Noah and Melinda Gates will envision a society where everyone can both contribute and benefit.
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