Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The 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.

Our partnership with the Reach Alliance, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, is a great example of cross-sector collaboration for impact. Reach recruits top student researchers and faculty mentors and applies academic rigor to close important knowledge gaps related to the Sustainable Development Agenda. The Center for Inclusive Growth elevates the insights, making them actionable and visible to public, private and third sector leaders. The partnership model is scalable, and we’re bringing in other university and private sector partners to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.