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‘Want an ethical career? Become a banker’

Ethically-minded people should consider a career in banking rather than joining the third sector, suggests Will MacAskill of 80,000 Hours.


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Notes for Editors

  1. 80,000 Hours is an organization which supports and guides people who are pursuing careers which will allow them to do the most good in the world.
  2. It was set up by Oxford University student Will MacAskill who came to the idea after considering his own career choice.
  3. The organization is part of the Centre for Effective Altruism, which also encompasses Giving What We Can, a society of people who each contribute at least 10% of their income to effectively fighting developing-world poverty.
  4. 80,000 Hours researches ways that people can do the most good through their careers, looking not at the direct impact people make but the marginal difference.
  5. This can lead to some surprising conclusions, such as that, for some people, it can be more ethical to pursue Earning to Give and donate a large amount of money than to be a development worker.
  6. Research shows that leading a “high impact” ethical career can allow you to save hundreds of lives.

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