MAKE AND SCALE
Our world isn’t big enough
Today, growth isn’t sustainable or inclusive by default. Some can thrive without the rest following suit. Certain opportunities still have zip codes. Climate risk still threatens the globe. Today’s growth leaves many wanting.
It’s time to invest more
At this moment, it’s critical for those with influence to invest on behalf of all. That’s why Lighthouse is committed to making commercially sustainable social impact the new paradigm for business as usual. When the whole world thrives, businesses do too.
Lighthouse MASSIV enacts Lighthouse’s vision of making and scaling social impact. Since its founding in 2017, the Mastercard Lighthouse Program has invested time and resources into social impact initiatives. With Lighthouse MASSIV, we’re taking that investment to the next level. As part of the Lighthouse Program, MASSIV’s vision is to become an “impact unicorn” factory that makes and scales social impact for more than one billion people by 2025. We’re a partnership-focused program, and we’re looking for the most ambitious companies who want to scale their social impact via partnerships.
More than fintech
Lighthouse MASSIV is an open innovation program that combines proven elements from the Lighthouse Program and applies them to fields beyond fintech. Lighthouse is Mastercard’s open innovation initiative dedicated to creating partnerships between fintechs and banks. The program balances collaboration and competition in its ultimate goal of helping incumbent players bring fintech innovation to the market. Lighthouse MASSIV leverages this “partnership incubation model” and uses it to pursue social impact initiatives beyond fintech. With the help of an advisory board rich in experience inside and outside of financial services, we refine ideas and help them scale through partnerships.