Axios' Mike Allen headed to New York City on #GivingTuesday to host a conversation on the changing philanthropic landscape. He discussed how technology, social media, and social entrepreneurship can create positive change with:
Ms. Jordan Hewson, Founder and CEO, Speakable
Ms. Petra Nemcova, Founder and Vice Chair, All Hands and Hearts
Ms. Carrie Rich, Founder and CEO, The Global Good Fund
Ms. Janet Scardino, CEO, Comic Relief USA
Mr. Henry Timms, Executive Director, 92nd Street Y, Founder, #GivingTuesday
Why it matters: The conference's about-face follows a similar move by the Big Ten last week and comes as President Trump has publicly pressured sports to resume despite the ongoing pandemic. The Pac-12 will play a seven-game conference football season, according to ESPN.
A global initiative to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines now includes most of the world — but not the U.S., China or Russia.
Why it matters: Assuming one or more vaccines ultimately gain approval, there will be a period of months or even years in which supply lags far behind global demand. The COVAX initiative is an attempt to ensure doses go where they're most needed, rather than simply to countries that can produce or buy them at scale.