. . . One year ago, the company, which has made financial “inclusiveness” a key pillar of its long-term growth strategy, made a very public commitment to all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. So far, it’s making “very real progress” with the programs it developed to support five of those goals explicitly, said Louise Holden, head of public-private partnerships for the organization’s European division.
You’ll notice that Holden’s title doesn’t include the words “sustainability” or “social responsibility.” For Mastercard, both principles are deeply embedded into the company’s growth strategies.