2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit

Washington, D.C.

2024 Global Inclusive Growth Summit Events 29

Our inclusive growth agenda

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    Morning plenary

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      Morning briefing: headlines vs. trendlines

      A progressive series of talks to set the stage about the state of geopolitics.

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      The cutting-edge of climate change

      Climate change is no longer a looming threat; its consequences are a harsh reality for communities worldwide. This panel discussion brings together leaders, activists, and experts who are working at the forefront of climate action. From addressing environmental degradation to promoting sustainable practices, this conversation will explore not only the urgent need for global action and solidarity in tackling the climate crisis at all levels of society, but also the cutting-edge solutions that can be brought to bear to accelerate progress.

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      • headshot of Nigel Topping

        Nigel Topping

        UN climate change high level champion

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      Critical capital: closing the $160 trillion women’s wealth gap

      Melinda French Gates — philanthropist and activist for gender equality — in conversation with Rosario Dawson — actor and activist for gender equality — share their personal perspectives on where women stand in today’s world. How far have we come? How far do we have to go? Starting from personal perspectives and their own lived experience, they will have an intimate conversation that begins to open minds to the importance and opportunity inherent in gender equality.

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      Challenging convention: leading beyond borders

      In this dynamic session, we bring together two individuals who epitomize purpose-driven action in today’s complex world. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados, renowned for her pivotal role in climate action and finance reform, joins Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J. Mohammed. In conversation with Homi Kharas, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, they will delve into the intersection of power and purpose beyond boundaries, focusing on pressing global issues such as the future of sustainable development, just transition on a liveable planet, and what small island developing states need from the global community.

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      • Headshot of Mia Mottley

        Mia Amor Mottley

        S.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Barbados and co-chair UN SDG Advocate group

      • Headshot of Amina Mohammed

        Amina Mohammed

        Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

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      The power of proximity, partnership, and platform

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      Inclusive futures: making the next generation work

      Join us for an inspiring conversation with Reeta Roy, CEO of the Mastercard Foundation. Roy is a champion for youth development, and in this session, we’ll explore how the foundation equips young people in low- and middle-income countries with the education, skills, and resources they need to thrive. You’ll hear inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs, delve into the challenges and opportunities young people face today, and discover how the foundation is preparing them to be the leaders and changemakers of today and tomorrow.

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      • Headshot of Raj Kumar

        Raj Kumar

        President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex

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      Drivers of inclusive growth in Africa

      Join us for a thought-provoking panel session where we will explore progress, opportunities, and threats for inclusion on the African continent. Moderated by Andrew Herscowitz, Executive Director of ODI North America, our distinguished panelists will delve into critical topics such as the role of large-scale infrastructure projects in driving job growth and green growth in Africa, the necessary reforms for development finance institutions, the potential benefits and challenges of industrial policies, and strategies to scale energy development on the continent.

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      • Headshot of Herscowitz, Andrew

        Andrew Herscowitz

        Executive Director, ODI Global

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      Who owns our thoughts? Neurotech and you

      Internationally renowned human rights lawyer, Jared Genser, tackles a mind-bending question: who owns our thoughts in the age of neurotechnology? Genser, co-founder of the Neurorights Foundation, explores the ethical and legal challenges of brain-computer interfaces and other neurotechnologies and their relevance as we think about inclusive growth. Join him for a thought-provoking short presentation about the future of human rights and the very definition of what it means to be human.

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      Have faith: investing to end poverty

      In this fireside chat, Mastercard’s Tim Murphy will engage Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson in a conversation about the future of change. Cardinal Turkson, who serves as prefect for the Dicastery of Integral Human Development, will share his insights on the role of faith-based organizations in fostering positive change and creating a more just and equitable world.

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      • Headshot of Murphy, Tim

        Tim Murphy

        Chief Administrative Officer, Mastercard

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      • Headshot of Cardinal Peter Turkson

        His Eminence Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

        Cardinal and Ghanian Prelate, Catholic Church

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      Inclusion is a team sport

      Join us for an inspiring discussion featuring renowned athletes Ade Adepitan MBE, TV presenter, paralympic medalist, and journalist, and Megan Rapinoe, World Cup soccer champion and social justice activist, discuss the power of sport to drive positive change. They’ll delve into their experiences using their platforms to raise awareness and fight for social justice, exploring the challenges and triumphs of being athlete-activists.

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      • Headshot of Megan Rapinoe

        Megan Rapinoe

        soccer champion, activist & co-founder, A Touch More

      • Ade Adepitan

        Ade Adepitan

        TV presenter, journalist, Paralympic medallist, BBC

      • Headshot of Andrea Vieira

        Andréa Vieira

        Founder and CEO, nailsaloon

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    Afternoon plenary

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      Welcome back

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      • Ade Adepitan

        Ade Adepitan

        TV presenter, journalist, Paralympic medallist, BBC

      • Headshot of Andrea Vieira

        Andréa Vieira

        Founder and CEO, nailsaloon

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      Creative intervention

      Drumming and/or interactive session led by Madame Gandhi to spark focus, joy, and contentment.

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      • Headshot of Madame Kirin Gandhi

        Madame Gandhi

        Musician, Activist, Speaker

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      Innovating for a healthy world

      Dive into the future of health through this fireside chat featuring Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer. Moderated by Sumi Somaskanda, Chief Presenter for the BBC, the session will explore the most critical health challenges looming on the horizon, the impact on health and the evolving landscape of health and innovation.

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      • Headshot of Sumi Somaskanda

        Sumi Somaskanda

        Chief Presenter, BBC

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      All the futures we cannot ignore

      Known for her groundbreaking role in the Netflix adaptation of “All the Light We Cannot See,” scholar and activist Aria Mia Loberti brings a unique perspective to the conversation on advocating for children globally. Join us for an engaging discussion as Aria shares insights from her activism journey and explores the transformative power of authentic amplification of youth voice.

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      • Headshot of Aria Mia Loberti

        Aria Mia Loberti

        Actor, Author and UNICEF Supporter

      • Headshot of Sabrina Tavernise

        Sabrina Tavernise

        host of The Daily, New York Times

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      Inclusive intelligence: truth in technology?

      The digital age has brought an explosion of information, but its quality and accessibility are uneven. This panel brings together a stellar group of leaders to explore the health of the information ecosystem and its role in fostering inclusive growth. The panel will delve into collaborative governance models, democratization of data, access, ownership, and use, and the impacts of AI on the information landscape.

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      Digital drivers for an inclusive economy

      Ensuring inclusive and trusted digital ecosystems is a critical driver for sustainable development. A wide range of public and private actors have committed to robust digital transformation as part of equitable growth strategies. Building from the recognition that digital tools are only as good as the ecosystems they nurture, this panel will address the next phase of digital transformation through the lenses of public-private partnerships, commercial sustainability, equitable access and consumer protection, global interoperability and common standards. The panel session will offer comprehensive insights on the challenges and opportunities associated with building inclusive digital ecosystems, offering insights into how various stakeholders can contribute to a more equitable future.

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      • Hans Vestberg

        Hans Vestberg

        Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Verizon

      • Headshot of Achim Steiner.

        Achim Steiner

        Administrator, UNDP

      • Headshot of Leurent, Helena

        Helena Leurent

        Director-General, Consumers International

      • Sophie Sirtraine Headshot

        Sophie Sirtraine

        CEO, CGAP

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      Development banks: working together to finance our future

      The future of global development hinges on strong partnerships. This panel discussion brings together leaders from some of the world’s most prominent Multilateral Development Banks to explore how MDBs can adapt to an evolving development landscape. The panelists will delve into strategies for closer collaboration, discuss efforts to streamline project selection and implementation for greater efficiency, and share insights into managing risk while embracing innovation.

      Moderator
      • Headshot of Merit Janow

        Merit Janow

        Chair of the Board of Directors, Mastercard

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      Nubank: A case study in financial inclusion

      Join us for a captivating conversation between Linda Kirkpatrick, President of the Americas at Mastercard, and Cristina Junqueira, Cofounder & Chief Growth Officer at Nubank, the world’s leading digital bank. Together, they’ll delve into Nubank’s remarkable journey in financial inclusion.

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      • Headshot of Kirkpatrick, Linda

        Linda Kirkpatrick

        President, Americas, Mastercard

      • Headshot of Junqueira, Cristina

        Cristina Junqueira

        Cofounder & CGO, Nubank

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      Advancing equitable AI

      As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms our world, this fireside chat tackles the topic of how to ensure the technology benefits everyone. Dr. Ben Vinson III, President of Howard University, and Anna Adeola Makanju, VP of Global Affairs at OpenAI, join moderator Jenn White (NPR’s 1A) for a discussion exploring strategies for responsible AI that minimizes bias and maximizes positive impact on all communities.

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      • Headshot of White, Jenn

        Jenn White

        Host, 1A, WAMU

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      Igniting new frontiers of growth and opportunity

      As the world approaches more fragmentation and slowing growth, this panel discussion tackles the question: where will future growth, inclusion and cooperation come from? Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Standard Chartered’s José Viñals, and India’s Chief Economic Advisor Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran, join moderator Mike Froman of the Council on Foreign Relations to explore overlooked engines of inclusive growth, promising new sectors and strategies, and mechanisms for collaboration to build a more resilient and equitable global economy.

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      • Headshot of Michael Froman

        Michael Froman

        President, Council on Foreign Relations, CFR

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      Investing for sustainability, inclusion, and impact

      Profit is no longer the only measure of success. Today’s investors are seeking financial returns alongside positive social and environmental impact. This conversation dives into the intersection of purpose and profit, exploring how inclusive leadership on boards drives stronger performance, how impact investing unlocks social and environmental benefits, and how investors navigate evolving risks to integrate these factors into their strategies. Join us and discover innovative approaches to responsible investing and building organizations that thrive on diversity and inclusion.

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      Tourism for the 21st Century

      Tourism is a vital economic engine for many regions, but its impact on the environment and local communities can be significant. Join hospitality leader Omer Acar, Development Bank of Latin America and Ellen Jackowski, chief sustainability officer and EVP at Mastercard as they share insights on considerations for travelers who seek to support sustainable tourism, considerations for any executive in the hospitality and tourism industry, and how collaboration among sectors can lead to long-term economic and social benefits for communities.

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      • Ellen Jackowski

        Ellen Jackowski

        Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard

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      The global context: fireside chat with Gina Raimondo

      Join us for a dynamic fireside chat featuring Gina Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce, and Jon Huntsman, Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth at Mastercard. In this engaging conversation the pair will share insights on leadership in today’s uncertain geopolitical landscape. From navigating global economic challenges to fostering international collaboration, discover what effective leadership looks like in an ever-changing world.

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      • Headshot of Jon Huntsman, Jr.

        Jon Huntsman, Jr.

        incoming vice chairman & president, strategic growth, Mastercard

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      Transforming the rural economy: icons of ingenuity

      Join Accion CEO Michael Schlein in conversation with two remarkable women changing the face of rural economies: Chetna Sinha and Esther Kariuki. Chetna Sinha’s Mann Deshi Foundation and Mann Deshi Bank have empowered countless women entrepreneurs in India, while Esther Kariuki’s leadership at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya has driven transformative change in agribusiness across Africa. Michael Schlein will also share insights from Accion’s global work to connect microentrepreneurs, women, and smallholder farmers with digital financial solutions in this discussion on the challenges and triumphs of small business innovation at the grassroots level.

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