Using Evidence & Careful Reasoning to Do the Most Good
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Simon Flint

Simon is a philanthropist who is a signatory to the ‘Giving What We Can’ pledge (i.e. pledging to give at least 10% of one’s income to the organisations that one thinks can do the most good).

A minimum of 50% of his giving is directed to charities recommended by GiveWell.

As member of Asia Philanthropy Circle, Simon also makes regular contributions to regional (Southeast Asia) charities, for instance those focused on a child’s First Thousand days. He actively supports @CountMeInID, an Indonesian volunteer network with around 150k subscribers on Twitter, and is working on a civil society campaign to raise awareness of child malnutrition (@seribuharianak). He recently returned from trip to Nusa Tenggara Timor where he field-tested Height Charts designed to help navigate the First Thousand Days. 

Simon believes that Philanthropy should deliver the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people and has a strong focus on targeting stunting caused by malnutrition.

 
 

SPEAKER SESSION

 


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

GIVING WHAT WE CAN:
A Pledge That Will Change Your Life
Do you have a giving philosophy? Even if you think you're a 'small donor', your giving can add up to a sizeable amount over the years. Hear from Giving What We Can (GWWC) Pledgers on how they have been very thoughtful in how they donate. Their insights might help you give better.

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM


SOUTHEAST ASIA:
Best Giving Opportunities You Need to Know
What's the top poverty-related issue in Southeast Asia? The answer is stunting. Our research has revealed this as a very important issue in the region. Targeting child malnutrition is very cost-effective but still neglected. With 25.8% of children under five affected in Southeast Asia, focusing on this issue can dramatically improve and impact hundreds of thousands of lives.