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
Ms. Rich explains how The Global Good Fund fosters successful social entrepreneurs. Michael Papas
Ms. Hewson discusses Speakable's action button--a digital donation button that links news articles to relevant causes. Michael Papa
200 guests joined us in the Big Apple. Michael Papas
Ms. Scardino brings a red nose on stage to talk about Comic Relief's annual Red Nose Day, which uses entertainment to raise money to fight child poverty. Michael Papas
Ms. Nemcova explains how surviving the 2004 tsunami in Thailand led her to launch All Hands and Hearts, which helps rebuild schools after natural disasters strike. Michael Papas
Mike closes out the conversation with the founder of #GivingTuesday, which took place in over 98 countries and raised $177 million dollars this year. Michael Papas

Thank you PepsiCo for sponsoring this event.

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Pac-12 will play football this fall, reversing course

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The Pac-12, which includes universities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington state, will play football starting Nov. 6, reversing its earlier decision to postpone the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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Global coronavirus vaccine initiative launches without U.S. or China

Data: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Map: Naema Ahmed/Axios

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.

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