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- TED talk: Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
- BBC online: Banking ‘can be an ethical career choice’
- BBC Radio 4: Today programme with Ian Hislop
- Washington Post: Join Wall Street - Save the World
- Daily Mail: Young professionals joining Wall Street save world
- Quartz magazine: To save the world, don’t get a job at a charity; go work on Wall Street, The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech
- CNBC: Wall Street Saves the World!
- NPR: Want to give back? Get a job on Wall Street
- Wall Street Journal Careers Blog: On Our Radar
- Washington Post Online: Join Wall Street. Save The World.
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: A New Donor Movement Seeks to Put Data Ahead of Passion
- Daily Mail Online: The young professionals who believe their best chance at trying to save the world is by joining Wall Street and making millions
- Prospect Magazine: Being Superman
- University of Oxford: Want an ethical career? Become a banker
- Philanthropy UK: Oxford students start philanthropic movement
- Interview with Ben on Howtomakeadifference.net
- Practical Ethics: Banking as an ethical career
- Euromoney: Impact Investing: the big business of small donors
- Third Sector: Banking can be more ethical than the voluntary sector, says Oxford academic
- Africa Development and Politics: Who does more for development: bankers or ‘aid workers’?
- Ethics in Public and Professional Life: Banker vs. Aid Worker
- High Flying Ladies: Doing good by getting rich
- Desert News: Are you underemployed? Here’s how you can improve your job prospects
- National Review: Rise of the Singerians
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
- 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.
- It was set up by Oxford University student Will MacAskill who came to the idea after considering his own career choice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Research shows that leading a “high impact” ethical career can allow you to save hundreds of lives.
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