The only sustainable economy is an inclusive economy
Over the last year it’s become clear that the wellbeing of our people, our economy, and our planet are all interconnected. We need to ensure that our increasingly digital world is one that drives inclusion, not divides.
We’re applying the best of our resources, partnering across governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses, to advance economic opportunity for all.
Hear from our experts on the challenges and opportunities ahead, as we build towards a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy.
How Mastercard technology helped L.A. reach its most vulnerable Angelenos during COVID-19
In Los Angeles, a cause-based donation campaign and emergency financial assistance card helped raise and distribute over $35MM in aid to help put the most vulnerable Angelenos back on their feet admist the COVID-19 pandemic.
Empowering businesses owned by women of color makes the economy stronger, says Arian Simone, the co-founder of Fearless Fund.
‘You can’t live the dream if you don’t speak the language,” says Tanya Van Court, whose Goalsetter app brings financial literacy to children, particularly children of color.
In the U.S., the rise of the gig economy, along with COVID-related job losses, has left many without traditional benefits and the flexibility to move benefits across jobs. Reimagining this complex network can bring financial security.
Providing gig workers with fast, on-demand access to their earnings can improve their financial resilience in times of need and enable a more sustainable future for the gig economy.
As the enormity of the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the City of Los Angeles needed to help its most vulnerable citizens. Here's how Mastercard and a non-profit helped L.A. launch a relief program in 8 days.
Closing the opportunity gap
Meet CNote, the fintech trying to close the investment gap, by giving entrepreneurs the chance they deserve. Mastercard’s relationship with CNote is aimed at increasing investment in underserved areas, proving it’s possible to invest both ethically and successfully.
Presented by Mastercard and Innovate Finance
Helping women entrepreneurs survive and thrive in the digital economy
Small business owned by women of color have been particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout. These Black women business owners are weathering the pandemic through more equitable access to capital and digital tools.
Mastercard recognizes women’s small business month, expanding partnership with impact investment platform CNote
Is your business ready for the digital future? Mastercard launches Small Business Digital Readiness Diagnostic to help businesses go digital
Solidarity in action
Mastercard is focused on closing the racial wealth and opportunity gap across America. We're starting in cities across America, unlocking financial opportunity for more than 1 million residents.
The economic costs of structural racism are too high to ignore
On Mastercard’s ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’ podcast, a self-proclaimed transit nerd and an urban designer discuss how to make Atlanta a city where where everyone can thrive.
Two new tools from the Urban Institute can help cities ensure technology narrows, not deepens, divides.