Last week, I spoke at the Third Annual Concordia Summit, where leaders from around the world met to discuss the vital role that public-private partnerships (P3s) can play. We talk about the 2.5 billion adults, or nearly half the planet’s population, who lack access to formal financial services, but another compelling statistic is that nearly …
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Morning Brew recently attended Mashable’s third annual Social Good Summit, hosted at the 92nd Street YMCA in New York City — listening to the great lineup of speakers, and also sharing the work we do with the World Food Programme.  Our relationship is a great example of public-private partnerships — of doing well by doing …
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$1.5 Million Grant Adds Momentum to Global Movement to Empower People and Grow Economies by Shifting from Cash to Electronic Payments DUBAI –  Today, MasterCard announced, with a $1.5 million grant, that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance. MasterCard’s commitment comes at the one-year anniversary mark for the Better Than Cash Alliance, which …
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Financial inclusion is an idea whose time has come.  It is a basic human right to which everyone should have access. In a few days I’ll be leaving for Dubai to attend SIBOS , where I will be discussing this important topic alongside colleagues from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Punjab National Bank, Al …
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MasterCard holds its second Cashless Conversation at headquarters, bringing together thought leaders from the public and private sector.  The focus?  Financial inclusion.  What does it mean?  And how can we enable greater access going forward?  This edition of MasterCard Morning Brew also looks at our technology in action … from Singapore to Africa!