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Mastercard at World Economic Forum 2020

The leading creative force for engaging top leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas is wrapping up. Each January, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aims to improve the state of our world and Mastercard, as always, is honored to be included in that conversation.

This year the official theme is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World” and the World Economic Forum is looking to prioritize six key areas:

  1. Ecology: How to mobilize business to respond to the risks of climate change and ensure that measures to protect biodiversity reach forest floors and ocean beds;
  2. Economy: How to remove the long-term debt burden and keep the economy working at a pace that allows higher inclusion;
  3. Technology: How to create a global consensus on deployment of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and avoid a technology war;
  4. Society: How to reskill and upskill a billion people in the next decade;
  5. Geopolitics: How the ‘spirit of Davos’ can create bridges to resolve conflicts in global hotspots;
  6. Industry: How to help business create the models necessary to drive enterprise in the Fourth Industrial Revolution; and how to navigate an enterprise in a world exposed to political tensions, driven by exponential technological change as well as increasing expectations from all stakeholders.

Read more on Mastercard’s leadership on these topics:

The Path to Stakeholder Capitalism Requires Something Basic: Decency – Ajay Banga, President & CEO, Mastercard

The Geography of Gender: Where Women Work, Economies Grow – Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard

Closing the Trust Gap: How Responsible Data Use Can Accelerate a Sustainable Society – JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard

How to Power Inclusive Growth From the Ground Up – Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth