Effective Altruism is a research field which uses evidence and careful reasoning to determine the most effective ways of doing good in the world. It is also a community of people who strive to take action based on these principles, by being generous with our time and money to do the most good possible.
There are three key components to our philosophy. We believe that all lives have equal value, regardless of geography, race, gender, sexuality or ability. We aim to be cause neutral, by impartially considering all causes and actions, then acting in a way which brings about the most positive impact. Finally, we recognise the inherent scarcity of our resources, and so we aim to prioritise the most effective ways of doing good.
An eight-week program for students to engage with ideas and strategies for effectively improving the world.
Large-scale events including panel discussions, career workshops and keynote speakers.
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Peter Singer is a well known Australian ethical and political philosopher known for his work in bioethics and for popularising the movement of Effective Altruism.
Benjamin Todd is a social entrepreneur who is the CEO & cofounder of 80,000 Hours.
Toby Ord is an Australian philosopher who Founded Giving What We Can.
80,000 Hours is a London-based organisation that conducts research on which careers have the largest positive social impact and provides career advice based on that research. It provides this advice on their website and podcast, and through one-on-one advice sessions.
GiveWell is an American non-profit charity assessment and effective altruism-focused organization. GiveWell focuses primarily on the cost-effectiveness of the organizations that it evaluates, rather than traditional metrics such as the percentage of the organization's budget that is spent on overhead.