Doing well as a company by doing good for society


Through our vision - a World Beyond Cash™ - we are advancing global social sustainability by giving people around the world greater access to the financial system, which, in turn, provides a larger and more diverse group of engaged contributors and participants. Whether through the Center for Inclusive Growth, our employees or corporate philanthropy, we are positively impacting the lives of people everywhere.


Ethics and compliance are embedded in our core values and we take a proactive approach to conducting business in an open and transparent way. Mastercard fosters sound governance through an independent board structure and robust risk and compliance programs.


We believe how we do business is as important as what we achieve. We care about the communities in which we live, work and conduct business. Our environmental efforts involve creating sustainable business practices and decreasing our overall environmental footprint by focusing on three areas – energy conservation, recycling and pollution control.

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Greater possibilities through financial inclusion

Promoting financial inclusion and literacy

Millions of people around the world lack access to the most basic financial tools. They don't have secure places to save money, reliable ways to transfer it or safe ways to transport it. Through innovation and education, we’re working to ensure that all people have an opportunity to participate in the global economy. Our products and solutions, as well as our philanthropic and financial literacy programs, bring the benefit of financial services to the unbanked and underbanked. This helps individuals to build a stronger future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Driving payment innovation and insights

At Mastercard, we're passionate about innovation. We know that the benefits of electronic payments far outweigh those of cash. And we use our data and insights to analyze and anticipate trends that impact payments. From major cities to developing markets, we’re creating products and solutions that fuel economic growth, efficiency and transparency. Importantly, we’re creating better payment experiences that benefit people everywhere.

Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion

Bringing together Mastercard's innovation and global financial inclusion capabilities to change lives

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Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Empowering people through inclusive economies

The Mastercard Foundation

An independent, private foundation established through the generosity of Mastercard

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