The United Nations General Assembly passed a new set of development goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – which mark the next chapter in global efforts to resolving the world’s most challenging development issues.
MasterCard’s technology, expertise and approach to partnership can help scale and implement all 17 of these “Global Goals” in addition to the company’s stated goal of creating a more financially inclusive economy by 2020.
On Thursday, MasterCard announced MasterCard Aid Network, a new end-to-end, non-financial service designed to streamline aid distribution even in the absence of telecommunications infrastructure. Read the full press release.
Executives from MasterCard spoke at multiple events during the UN General Assembly week covering topics ranging from gender inequality to the role of innovation to achieve development goals to the use of data for good. Events include:
- UN Private Sector Forum
- SDG Business Forum
- Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action
- Business for 2030: Forging a Path for Business in the UN 2030 Development Agenda
- Development without equality? How to create the world we need post2015
- Solutions Summit – read the UN Foundation press release about this event
The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth brought the Priceless Elevator to the Social Good Summit so attendees could connect and share their pitch for ending poverty. Read this News Brief to learn more.
MasterCard supported the launch of Business for 2030, a new web portal collecting examples of the private sectors efforts to deliver on the Global Goals.
In advance of the UN General Assembly meeting, the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth launched InclusionHub, a pop-up content portal featuring original reporting and educational content on advancing sustainable growth.