Overall impact
A (86)

Commentary

Mastercard is a leader for overall positive impact. With an 'A' rating of 86.4 for overall impact (98th percentile compared to all companies), Mastercard ranks 2nd out of 84 industry peers, behind S&P GLOBAL, and ahead of Equifax, Moodys, Visa and 79 others. On top material causes for Mastercard's industry (Financial Services), Mastercard performs well in Free, Secure Flow of Information (97.3 score), Reduced Waste (97.2), Affordable, Safe Housing (97.2) and 10 other causes where it received an 'A' score. Mastercard did not receive a 'D' or 'F' rating on any metric.
Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
No
Anti-abortion support
Yes
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
No
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
No
Fast food
No
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
Yes
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
No
Military contracting
No
Misleading communication
Yes
Music
No
Myanmar
Yes
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
No
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
No
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
Yes
Sugar
No
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
Impact

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Screens
Advertising
No
Alcohol
No
Animal treatment
No
Anti-abortion support
Yes
Cannabis
No
Carbon emissions intensity
No
Coal
No
Contraceptives
No
Deforestation - financing
No
Deforestation - supply chain
No
Discrimination controversies
No
Environmental controversies
No
Factory farming
No
Fast food
No
Firearms
No
For-profit health care
No
Fossil fuel
No
Fur
No
Gambling
No
Genetic engineering
No
Health-related controversies
No
Human rights controversies
No
Human trafficking
No
Interest-based products
Yes
Interest-bearing debt
No
Interest-bearing securities
No
Iran
No
Military contracting
No
Misleading communication
Yes
Music
No
Myanmar
Yes
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No
North Korea
No
No SBTI commitment
No
Nuclear
No
Oil and gas
No
Opioid controversies
No
Oppressive governments
No
Pharma controversies
No
Pork
No
Pornography
No
Predatory lending
No
Prison involvement
No
Privacy breaches
No
Pro-life
No
Russia
No
Single-use plastic
No
Stem cell research
No
Sudan
Yes
Sugar
No
Syria
No
Tobacco
No
Undermining US elections
No
Weapons
No
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Top metrics
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Controversies
Controversies associated with Mastercard. Click on a controversy for more info
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Normalized scores are relative to other companies. Learn more about our ratings methodology
Note that all controversies information is based on publicly-available information.
MA Price
$357.51
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$18.88 billion
Market cap
$365.28 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1966
Employees
24,000
Sector
Financial
Industry
Financial Services
Peer group
Credit Services
Headquarters
Ny, United States
Share classes
MA
Mission
Every day, everywhere, we use our technology and expertise to make payments safe, simple and smart.
Description
Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers other payment-related products and services. The company offers integrated products and value-added services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations, such as programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with credits to defer payments; prepaid programs and management services; commercial credit and debit payment products and solutions; and payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts. It also provides value-added products and services comprising cyber and intelligence solutions for parties to transact, as well as proprietary insights, drawing on principled use of consumer, and merchant data services. In addition, the company offers analytics, test and learn, consulting, managed services, loyalty, processing, and payment gateway solutions for e-commerce merchants. Further, it provides open banking and digital identity platforms services. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus. Mastercard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Mastercard, based on its industry peer group Credit Services. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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