Why effective altruism is central to rebuilding social capital and egalitarianism | Andrew Leigh MP

Over the past few decades, many advanced nations have become more disconnected. People have fewer friends, join fewer organisations, and are less likely to be members of political parties, churches and unions. At the same time, inequality is on the rise. By focusing on rigorous impact, effective altruism can boost the quality and quantity of …

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Operations Career Stories | Alfredo Parra, Marisa Jurczyk, Anne le Roux

Alfredo supports the Legal Priorities Project in operations. Before joining, he worked as Operations Analyst and then COO at the Center on Long-Term Risk and its parent organization, the Effective Altruism Foundation. He has a BSc in Engineering Physics from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and an MSc and a PhD in Computational Science from the …

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Meeting corporate cage-free egg pledges through impact incentives | Jayasimha Nuggehalli

Jayasimha talks about the work of Global Food Partners to build the capacity of producers and provide them with financial incentives to transition to cage-free egg production successfully. From Jayasimha’s bio: “Currently, I am the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Global Food Partners. Under my leadership, I conceptualize, plan, and implement key initiatives to …

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Seizing opportunities to improve animal welfare in Taiwan | Jonathon Tree

Work to improve the welfare of farmed animals is in its infancy; this is especially the case in the Asia Pacific. Thus, it is likely the most effective solutions lie ahead of us. Jonathon shares reflections on novel strategies based on EAST’s (benevolently) opportunistic approach to achieving change for animals in Taiwan. This episode relies …

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Australians’ perceptions of global catastrophic risks | Emily Grundy

Emily provides an introduction to the research collaboration READI – an organisation that conducts collaborative research to further the aims of the effective altruism movement. She outlines recent findings from the Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB), which grew out of READI, regarding what the Australian public thinks about global catastrophic risks. This …

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Transforming how data drives decision-making in global development | Tony Senanayake

Despite the buzz around data-driven decision-making, it’s much easier to say than to do. Tony shares how IDinsight developed its Learning Partnership model to enable global development decision-makers – from government ministers to NGO leaders – to use real-time data to inform their policies and programs. He shares how IDinsight’s embedded teams are able to …

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Starting a charity: the power of contextual expertise | Nikita Patel & Corrina Vali

Considering starting your own charity? Nikita and Corrina discuss Fortify Health‘s startup journey, and the room for improvement in one important part of the current charity-startup landscape: contextual expertise. They make the call for more country-based founders to consider starting new, effective organisations and applying to the Charity Entrepreneurship programme. Nikita Patel previously worked in …

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Our latest research and recommendations on climate change | Johannes Ackva

In this episode, Johannes shares his thoughts on climate from an EA perspective including the latest recommendations from Founders Pledge on how to have an outsized impact through donations, as well as reflections on opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. Johannes joined the research team of Founders Pledge in 2019. He brings five years of experience …

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Moral standing and cause prioritization | Jason Schukraft

In this episode, Jason explains why it’s important to determine which creatures have moral standing and how that knowledge might affect the way we prioritize interventions and causes. He showcases one method for grappling with this problem, and outlines what skills are necessary to make progress in this area. Jason Schukraft is a Senior Research …

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Journalism and accurately communicating EA ideas | Rob Wiblin, Michael Levine, and Kelsey Piper

A journalist, podcaster and communications expert talk about how to best explain EA ideas to the public — maximising understanding and minimising frustration. Rob Wiblin studied both genetics and economics at the Australian National University (ANU), graduating top of his class and being named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2015. He worked as a …

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