Mastercard Supports The National Urban League to Preserve U.S. Civil Rights

By Timothy Murphy, Mastercard’s Chief Administrative Officer and Board Chair of the National Urban League

The National Urban League’s 2022 conference, which took place in our nation’s capital last week as the first in-person since the pandemic started, was energizing, impactful and insightful. I was joined by my extraordinary colleagues from Mastercard, NUL leaders and staff, policymakers and business and community leaders, all of whom came together to engage in meaningful dialogue and chart out pathways to create greater opportunity for Black and indeed all Americans.

Mastercard Names Ellen Jackowski Chief Sustainability Officer

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Purchase, New York, July 25, 2022 / 3BLMedia/ - Mastercard announced Ellen Jackowski will join the company as Chief Sustainability Officer starting July 25, 2022. In this role, she will be instrumental in further integrating Mastercard’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy into the organization.

Shamina Singh Talks Financial Inclusion on NPR

Joined by Ida Rademacher of the Aspen Institute and Wole Coaxum of MoCaFi, the discussion centered on the implications of exclusion from the financial system.

At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, Shamina Singh sat down with NPR’s Jenn White, host of the WAMU program 1A, for a conversation about financial inclusion.

From Building Digital Banks for Black Small Business Owners to Creating Investment Clubs on Your Phone, Seven Startups Join Mastercard Start Path Program


Latest class includes three early-stage startups with underrepresented founders and four late-stage fintech innovators looking to scale their businesses


Latest class includes three early-stage startups with underrepresented founders and four late-stage fintech innovators looking to scale their businesses

Mastercard Strive Community Awards $1M to Digital and Data-First Projects to Strengthen Small Businesses


Today, Strive Community announced the inaugural grant recipients from its Innovation Fund. A total of $1 million was awarded to enterprises developing innovative, scalable solutions to strengthen small businesses’ digital capabilities.

Driving Positive Change Through the Intersection of Inclusive Economic Growth and Climate Action

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At Mastercard, we drive positive change through the intersection of inclusive economic growth and climate action.

Learn more about our approach to developing products, programs and partnerships that support a sustainable and inclusive digital economy—where both people and planet can thrive—in our annual Sustainability and DEI reports.

Growth in Digital Payments Bolsters Financial Inclusion

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought growth in digital payments, bolstering financial inclusion.

The newly released Global Findex Database 2022 shows that in developing economies, the share of adults making or receiving digital payments has increased—from 35 percent in 2014 to 57 percent in 2021.

Technology and innovation have fueled leaps in account ownership and usage across the globe. While ownership and usage are more inclusive of women and poor adults, gaps remain.

Mastercard Commits to Delivering Economic Empowerment Tools and Resources to More Than One Million Women in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

Company to empower women and girls in Northern Central America with access to training, capital, business networks and financial tools needed to succeed in the digital economy through Mastercard led and sponsored programs
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LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2022 /3BL Media/ - During the 9th Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles, California, Mastercard reinforced its commitment to advancing financial and digital inclusion in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with a new set of commitments and programs focused on advancing economic empowerment for women and girls in the region.  The commitments are part of Mastercard’s engagement, as a founding member, in the Partnership for Central America (PCA).

Mastercard Advances Social and Environmental Commitments, Outlining Progress in Annual Sustainability and DEI Reports

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With a goal to bring 1 billion people into the digital economy by 2025, the company reached more than 675 million individuals by the end of 2021, adding 25 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since 2020

Mastercard Celebrates Pride Month With Your True Self Is Priceless Campaign

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Your True Self is Priceless campaign, sponsorship of historic New York City Pride, social media activation and two immersive metaverse experiences create opportunities for education and celebration.

NEW YORK, June 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - This Pride month, Mastercard® is proud to continue its longstanding support of the LGBTQIA+ community through Your True Self is Priceless, a campaign designed to celebrate the power that comes from embracing and living as your authentic self.


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