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Mastercard Launches Strive Initiative to Accelerate Small Business Recovery

Strive kicks off with initial commitment of $25 million in philanthropic funding to strengthen financial resilience and growth of small businesses globally
Press Release

PURCHASE, New York, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment worldwide. However, the pandemic necessitated a rapid shift to digital platforms and processes that have created new opportunities but also pushed many to the brink of failure.

Mastercard Launches Global Sustainability Innovation Lab

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Lab will serve as a global research and development center for climate conscious digital products and solutions, and support impact-driven startups and customers
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Mastercard today announced the launch of its new Sustainability Innovation Lab, which will spearhead the further development of the company’s portfolio of environmentally conscious digital products and solutions. The Lab will focus on ways to empower businesses and consumers to transform how they produce, distribute and purchase products and services, ensuring both people and the planet can thrive as the global economy rapidly digitizes.  

The 1.5 Degree C Supply Chain Leaders and Exponential Roadmap Initiative Welcome Mastercard

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The “1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders” and Exponential Roadmap Initiative welcome Mastercard to the fast growing group of global corporations driving climate action throughout global supply chains in line with science. The initiative already consists of global giants, like Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group, Unilever, Nestlé, Telefónica, Microsoft, Tech-Mahindra and Ragn-Sells.

Press Release

The “1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders” and Exponential Roadmap Initiative welcome Mastercard to the fast growing group of global corporations driving climate action throughout global supply chains in line with science. The initiative already consists of global giants, like Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group, Unilever, Nestlé, Telefónica, Microsoft, Tech-Mahindra and Ragn-Sells.

New Energy Nexus Launches First-ever Climate Fintech Cards & Payments Challenge, in Partnership With Barclays, Mastercard, Doconomy and Patch

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  • Program aims to accelerate next generation climate financial technology innovation
  • Open call for startup applications; prize includes $100k for the winning startup
  • Direct pathway to partner with leading payment technology and financial services companies
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  • Program aims to accelerate next generation climate financial technology innovation
  • Open call for startup applications; prize includes $100k for the winning startup
  • Direct pathway to partner with leading payment technology and financial services companies

Mastercard Marks Year of Collective Action in Annual Sustainability Report

Outlines progress towards an inclusive, sustainable future for people and the planet
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Mastercard released its 2020 Corporate Sustainability report, highlighting how the company has responded to the challenges of the last year through innovation and trusted partnerships and is delivering on its mission to build a more inclusive, sustainable world with a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere.

Engaging Consumers in Climate Action: Essential Steps for Brands

Join us and Kristina Kloberdanz, CSO of Mastercard, on July 26 at 1 p.m. ET for a conversation on how brands can work with consumers to drive climate action.
Blog

As the world emerges from the global pandemic, evidence suggests that a majority of consumers worldwide want to take personal action against climate change. At the same time, consumers expect brands to do their part on issues like the climate crisis. 

Companies have a huge opportunity to harness this surging consumer passion for sustainability by offering product innovations that can result in change for the better.

International Filmmaker Competition Shines Light on Small Business Ingenuity to Reimagine Local High Streets

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The entrepreneurial spirit sees opportunity in every day to refresh and reinvent; to reconsider traditional ways of doing business and emerge stronger than before. We believe in those who take risks, chase dreams and put it all on the line – the job creators, innovators, community cornerstones, commercial hubs for local High Streets and so much more.

Mastercard Empowers Consumers to Choose a Sustainable Future With Eco-Friendly Cards

New Certification And Recycling Programs to Inform Consumer Choice
Press Release

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ According to a recent Mastercard study, 58% of consumers are more mindful of their impact on the environment, with 85% willing to take personal action this year.

Mastercard COVID-19 Global Health Response

Newsletter

To support an equitable recovery, Mastercard has stepped up throughout the global health crisis with a nearly $100 million response that leverages global philanthropy through the Mastercard Impact Fund, as well as digital technology, resources, innovative partnerships and fundraising programs.

1. Acting Early and Quickly through Trusted Partnerships

Financial Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

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Financial Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Over the next two years, and with the support of The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth , the Common Cents Lab will work with digital platforms such as Mercado Libre, the largest e-commerce site in Latin America, to design evidence-based strategies to promote the financial resilience for the most vulnerable entrepreneurs and workers.

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