2012 MCC Forum Corporate Award: Visa Inc

Visa provides free financial literacy programs to millions around the world with a goal to reach 20 million people worldwide by May 2013—a commitment it announced at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in 2009. In 2011, Visa and the Government of Rwanda announced a Charter of Collaboration to develop localized solutions to extend access to financial services to citizens throughout the country. Visa also supports some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations, such as joining with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Australian Agency for International Development to support the GSMA mWomen Program and its goal to reduce the mobile phone gender gap and improve women’s access to life-enhancing financial services.