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Purpose-Driven Leaders Come Together from Across Sectors to Make More than $72M in Commitments to Inclusive Growth at Inaugural Summit


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Four philanthropic funders including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. The announcements were made on Monday, October 21st at the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit.

A New Way to Address Inequality: Announcing the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy

$26 million investment from Mastercard will power a new Aspen Institute initiative aimed at building an economy where people and communities around the world can thrive
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WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ –– With the goal of making significant progress toward solving one of the most pressing and complex challenges of our time, The Aspen Institute (the Institute) and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (the Center) have announced the creation of the Aspen Partnership for an Inclusive Economy (APIE). The multi-year Mastercard-Aspen partnership will combine the ideas, talents, and resources of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address income and information inequality through the lens of inclusive growth.

The Inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit

There is a pressing need to address how the digital economy can be put to work for everyone, everywhere
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the new convening will examine opportunities to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. At a time of rapid technological change, there is a pressing need to address how the digital economy can be put to work for everyone, everywhere.

Business Leaders Make Their Predictions for 2019


What will happen in 2019 at the intersection of business and society? As our team in the Business & Society Program looked ahead to the new year, we realized the best answers lie in our network of business leaders and academics. From Artificial Intelligence to worker voice to lifelong learning, these diverse predictions impart a powerful sense of possibility, even in facing some of the world’s toughest challenges in the new year.

Erb Institute and Ross School of Business Professor, Andy Hoffman Honored with 2017 Aspen Institute "Ideas Worth Teaching Award"


Professor Andy Hoffman was honored today as a recipient of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards for his class on Sustainable Business in Iceland offered through Global Initiatives at the Ross School of Business.

Upon receiving the award Andy Hoffman commented,

“I am truly honored to be receiving this award, both for its own sake, and also for the impressive company of other award winners.

Five More Cities Join Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute’s Global Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles

Helsinki, London, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, Washington, DC join leading cities and experts who will work together to accelerate preparedness for autonomous vehicles
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Philanthropies

Booz Allen Aspen Ideas Award Winners Aim to Change the World


The Booz Allen Aspen Ideas Award, developed by Booz Allen Hamilton and the Aspen Institute, uncovers the ideas and programs that exemplify how Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars and Presenters are changing and impacting lives around the world.

Booz Allen and the Aspen Institute are proud to present the three winners of the second annual award. Nearly 100 ideas were submitted by Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars and Presenters, and a panel of judges selected the winners from among 15 finalists after three highly competitive pitch competitions.

Reflections from the Aspen Institute Business & Society Leaders Forum


I recently attended the Aspen Institute Business & Society Leaders Forum June 5-8 in Aspen, Colorado. The Forum which meets multiple times a year is part of a policy program at the Aspen Institute designed to bring together business leaders to reflect and strategize on global issues, risks and opportunities at the intersection of business and society. The group’s primary focus is on sustainability.


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