This is a reset moment that demands the business community unleash the full strength of its resources and networks to create a healthier, more equitable world with a digital economy that works for everyone.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our societies and economies, and there remains a lot of uncertainty around how our lives will be impacted in the months and possibly years ahead. But in recognizing this uncertainty, there is an opportunity for us to pause, reflect and reset — and then keep moving forward.
Small business is the connective tissue of our global economy, accounting for 90% of all business and employing roughly 70 percent of the world’s workers. So it comes as no surprise that as the impact of coronavirus has swept across the globe, we have felt their absence profoundly.
Mastercard is focused on helping individuals and businesses weather these challenging times not only by ensuring our network remains secure, resilient and reliable but also by applying our technology, philanthropy, and data science expertise to rebuild healthy communities and ensure that economic growth is inclusive.
At Mastercard, diversity—embracing colleagues who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently—makes us stronger as teams, as a company, and as members of society. So we are standing against racism and advancing equal opportunity for all.
One billion stronger
Five years ago, Mastercard committed to bring 500 million excluded individuals into the digital economy. We achieved that goal through more than 350 innovative programs across 80 countries. So we’re doubling down on our original commitment to include another 500 million people by 2025, for a total of 1 billion individuals.