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Faces of Resilience
We are 10 months into the global pandemic, with a vaccine on the horizon but with rising COVID-19 cases worldwide. We know life will get easier soon, but until then, we need to find sources of strength.
Behind - and beyond - the transaction
Operating faster than the blink of an eye, Mastercard handles up to 10,000 transactions in any given second, all while moving $20 billion in more than 150 currencies each day.
Cities are the beating hearts of nations. They are the places where people and cultures collide, expanding perspectives, powering creativity and generating new opportunities. Only by leveraging the superpower of collaboration can we ensure those opportunities are available to everyone.
Future of Work
It’s time for a restart on the nature of work. This month, we will explore how we’re reinventing economic models and innovating new technology to ensure the future isn’t something that happens to workers and companies.
Connecting people to their passions has always been our mission. More than ever, that means helping people support the causes they hold dear, and doing it in a way that is safe, simple and seamless – whether by donating through their bank app, rounding up at the register, or simply typing #donate on social media.
Start with people and Start Something Priceless™
From the innovators of today to the innovations of tomorrow, we're creating a world where money keeps pace with the way we live, work and do business.
Solidarity in action
We are helping close the racial wealth and opportunity gap for black communities across America. As a part of our journey to build an economy that works for everyone, everywhere, we are investing $500M in Black communities over the next five years.
One billion and beyond
Five years ago, Mastercard committed to bring 500 million excluded individuals into the digital economy. We achieved that goal through more than 350 innovative programs across 80 countries. So we’re doubling down on our original commitment to include another 500 million people by 2025, for a total of 1 billion individuals.
This is a reset moment that demands the business community unleash the full strength of its resources and networks to create a healthier, more equitable world with a digital economy that works for everyone.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our societies and economies, and there remains a lot of uncertainty around how our lives will be impacted in the months and possibly years ahead. But in recognizing this uncertainty, there is an opportunity for us to pause, reflect and reset — and then keep moving forward.
Small business is the connective tissue of our global economy, accounting for 90% of all business and employing roughly 70 percent of the world’s workers. So it comes as no surprise that as the impact of coronavirus has swept across the globe, we have felt their absence profoundly.
Mastercard is focused on helping individuals and businesses weather these challenging times not only by ensuring our network remains secure, resilient and reliable but also by applying our technology, philanthropy, and data science expertise to rebuild healthy communities and ensure that economic growth is inclusive.