The pandemic halted decades of global progress in reducing poverty. Those least able to weather setbacks suffered the most. At the same time, there have been glimmers of hope. More than one billion people in the poorest countries accessed digital cash transfers through their mobile phones, and the societal acceptance of remote work opened up new opportunities for many. At Newton Street, we have a deep understanding of these trends, as well as experience with what it takes to create opportunity for those who have been denied access to it.