The holiday season is a time for friends and family, for reflecting on the past year and — perhaps most importantly — for giving back. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday , this time of year tends to shine a spotlight on material objects. But one day has been set aside to honor charitable activities: Giving Tuesday . See also: 16 slam-dunk holiday gifts that also give to charity Giving Tuesday launched in 2012 as a global day to focus on, well, giving back. Through the hashtag #GivingTuesday , hundreds of thousands of people are sharing the ways they are giving back this holiday season and spreading the word of charity. Some thought leaders have have shared their thoughts on Giving Tuesday and philanthropy on their LinkedIn Influencer accounts. Below, you can find snippets from eight of those influencers, including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Bill Gates Cofounder and chairman, Microsoft When health improves, poor countries can spend more on schools, roads, and other investments that drive growth, which makes them less dependent on aid. Vaccines deliver all this for, in some cases, just pennies per shot. That's why I say that if you want to… Read full this story
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