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.