Six Senior Fellows named to the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth Initiatives funded in Myanmar, Nigeria and the United States   To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/1cH1owy to your Twitter handle with the hashtags #MasterCard and #FinancialInclusion  PURCHASE, NY November 4, 2013 – MasterCard today announced the launch of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive …
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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an UNICEF event on Child’s Rights in Business. Over two days, UNICEF and participants from 45 companies from 25 countries discussed the importance of integrating child rights into company policies and practices. What struck me the most is that I was one of the few …
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Recently, the World Bank set a goal of universal financial access by 2020.  And it’s an ambitious one when you consider 2.5 billion adults around the world lack access to basic financial tools.  And in most cases they have to rely on cash to manage their lives, leaving them vulnerable to loss or theft. Over …
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Jacob de Geer is CEO and founder of iZettle We recently hit a milestone and took iZettle’s vision of democratising card payments to another level. We launched an initiative that enables homeless people in Stockholm to accept debit and credit card payments for the Situation Sthlm street newspaper.  This is the equivalent to the Big …
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Over the last year I have had the privilege to work on MasterCard’s partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The partnership, which celebrated its one year anniversary this September, is committed to using the latest technology and innovations in food assistance to meet the needs of the world’s hungry and vulnerable populations. …
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