ChangeNOW 2021

Inclusion & Education
Global, France
Mastercard and the Cities solutions


Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships, and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments ad businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Our positive impact

Climate Change - Commitment to reduce -absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 38% by 2025 (2016 base year). - absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions 20% Environmentally Conscious Solutions - Priceless Planet Coalition -100 Million trees by 2025

Latest News and Highlights

Mastercard Commits $25 Million+ to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines Across the Globe, Partnering With Global Citizens VAX LIVE Campaign Mastercard Joins Planet Pledge, Harnessing its Brand for a More Sustainable Future bunq Becomes First European Issuer to Launch True Name™ Feature with Mastercard Across Europe Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Communities TechThePower, the French program to fight against gender stereotypes in Tech

Additional information

Social sustainability : we’re doubling down on our original financial inclusion to bring a total of 1 billion people into the digital financial system by 2025. Environment sustainability : Our first priority is to continuously improve the environmental impact of our offices, operations and supply chain, ensuring our products and solutions are built on an energy-efficient network and powered by renewable resources. We are also expanding our ambitions to engage partners around the world to create solutions that educate, inspire and incentivize consumers, merchants and businesses to fight climate change. Inclusive Growth : we achieved our goal to bring 500 million individuals into the digital economy by 2020 and raised the commitment to connect a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses worldwide by 2025 In France, we design inclusive programs with users, partners, NGOs and cities to help citizen overcome economic insecurity and develop inclusion among their citizens. • Financial education to prevent over-indebtedness • Future of work through upskilling to prevent unemployment with a focus on young people • Reduction of Gender bias in Tech Cities Mastercard is helping hundreds of cities digitize public transit to make our cities more resilient and safe for all travelers Enables inclusive access for all residents to city benefits with a platform for engagement. Proposes a curated marketplace of apps and services addressing urban challenges

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Tech for change

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