Worldwide Leaders Gather for 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit on October 14

October 4, 2021

Global leaders including President Bill Clinton, Director General of the WTO Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, Senator Chris Coons and more to participate


Contact: Jon Purves
The Aspen Institute

Casey Stavropoulos
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Washington, DC, October 4, 2021 – The 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit will take place on Thursday, October 14 as a free online event presented by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute. The half-day “Rebuilding for All” summit will bring together leaders from across sectors to catalyze new partnerships and shine a spotlight on solutions that advance inclusive and sustainable economies around the world. A number of organizations are expected to announce significant commitments at the event.

Members of the media are invited to register here.

Among the speakers:

  • Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; Founder and Board Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (to be confirmed)
  • Michael Miebach, CEO of Mastercard
  • Ajay Banga, Executive Chairman, Mastercard
  • Dan Porterfield, President & CEO of the Aspen Institute
  • Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado
  • Marla Blow, President and CEO of Skoll Foundation
  • Raphael Bostic, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation
  • Chris Coons, United States Senator for Delaware
  • Makhtar Diop, Managing Director & EVP, International Finance Corporation
  • Heather Higginbottom, Co-Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase Head of Research & Policy for Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase
  • Will Hurd, Former United States Representative (2015-2021)
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO
  • Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health
  • Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever
  • Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce
  • Lata Reddy, SVP of Inclusive Solutions at Prudential Financial
  • Reeta Roy, President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation
  • Brad Smith, President of Microsoft
  • Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
  • Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami
  • Anthony Tan, Group CEO & co-founder of GRAB

And many more. View the full list of confirmed speakers here. 

The theme of this year’s summit is “Rebuilding for All” and will focus on sustainable growth, financial security and data for good initiatives. As the global pandemic has both accelerated the shift to a digital economy and exacerbated inequality, it has never been more important to understand how constantly shifting demographics, circumstances, and technologies affect the growth, security, and prosperity of communities all over the world.

The 2021 summit builds on the success of the inaugural 2019 Global Inclusive Growth Summit, which brought together 500 purpose-driven leaders to share inspiring ideas and solutions and galvanized action to create a more inclusive economy. Four philanthropic organizations including Mastercard committed more than $72 million in funding to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. This year, as part of the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to accelerate an inclusive economic recovery, the Clinton Global Initiative is partnering with Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Aspen Institute to advance more projects supporting widespread economic growth.

Learn more about the Global Inclusive Growth Summit and the work of the partner organizations by visiting www.globalinclusivegrowthsummit.comand by following #GlobalIGS. Members of the media seeking more information should contact Jon Purves: Jon.Purves@aspeninstitute.organd Casey Stavropoulos:


The Mastercard 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.

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

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