2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit

October 2021. Virtual

In October 2021 the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute co-hosted the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit. The day-long, virtual event was attended by a global community of purpose-driven leaders from across sectors who came together to take collective action towards rebuilding an economy that works for everyone.

Participants included Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris; Former President William Jefferson Clinton; H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization; Ajay Banga, Executive Chairman, Mastercard; Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation; Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa; Brad Smith, President and Vice Chairman, Microsoft; Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever; Ivor Horn, Director of Health Equity & Product Inclusion, Google; Ashish Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health; Makhtar Diop, Managing Director and EVP, International Finance Corporation; Michael Froman, Vice Chairman, President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard; Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, Aspen Institute, Shamina Singh, President of The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Ida Rademacher, Executive Director, Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute; and many more. The multi-session program was hosted by Marketplacecorrespondent Kimberly Adams.

Conversations catalyzed new partnerships, spotlighting solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable economies around the world.

The virtual event platform hosted main stage content on topics including inclusive & sustainable growth, financial security, and putting technology to work for the common good; four interactive deep dive conversations on digitizing small businesses, corporate intrapreneurship, crypto-currency, and building financial security after Covid-19; live demos on groundbreaking tools for advancing inclusive growth; a live social feed for guests’ and commitment posts, comment & interactions; the full-program agenda; a list of speakers participating in the program and their biographies, and more.

Empire worked closely with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute in the months leading up to the Summit consulting closely on content and program development, speaker advance, event marketing and audience development communications. Empire also oversaw all technical production and management of the livestream program and pre-recordings, virtual event platform development, creative & visual design, editing and overall project management.

Empire is a proud production partner for the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit and to support the goals of inclusive and equitable economic growth.

About The Global Inclusive Growth Partnership: The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & the Aspen Institute

Launched in October 2019 with an inaugural summit, the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership (GIGP) combines the expertise and networks of both the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to address systemic issues across a range of topics including financial security, the future of workers and portable benefits, growing micro and small businesses, and commercially-sustainable social impact.

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. The Center leverages the company’s core assets and competencies, including data insights, expertise and technology, while administering the philanthropic Mastercard Impact Fund, to produce independent research, scale global programs and empower a community of thinkers, leaders and doers on the front lines of inclusive growth.

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a community-serving organization with global reach whose vision is the creation of a free, just, and equitable society. For 70 years, the Institute has driven change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the world’s greatest challenges. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute has offices in Aspen, Colorado and New York City, as well as an international network of partners. Learn more at www.aspeninstitute.org.

To learn more and view the programming on demand, visit https://globalinclusivegrowthsummit.com

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