Effective Altruism Versus Virtuewashing and Good Will Laundering

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The Price of Business Digital Network has a new series of outstanding commentaries from thought leaders.  This is one in that series. 

Dr. Chris E. Stout

Top-Ranked Nonprofit Founder Dr. Chris Stout weighs in on Business Ethics and Effective Altruism. This is based on LinkedIn News asking their Top Voices to opine on what we speculate may be the Big Ideas of the upcoming year. For this year’s Big Ideas special feature, I wanted to weigh-in on my perspective on rethinking Effective Altruism and the pretension of plutocratic benevolence, along with a few how-to ideas for making the world a better place in 2023. This Thought Leader Commentary is based on that.


Dr. Chris Stout is a licensed clinical psychologist and international humanitarian with a diverse background in various domains. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives (a Top-Rated Nonprofit) and is the Executive Producer and Host of the popular “Living a Life in Full” a top-ranked podcast with an audience of over 3 million. He was a Fellow in the School of Public Health and Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and prior to that he held an academic appointment at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He served as an NGO Special Representative and had the honor of speaking at the United Nations; he holds the distinction of being one of only 100 worldwide leaders appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and was an Invited Faculty at the Annual Meeting in Davos.

Dr. Stout is a worldwide speaker, organizational consultant, and startup whisperer having worked or traveled in all 50 states, over 100 countries, and 6 continents. He was noted as being “one of the most frequently cited psychologists in the scientific literature.” He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, past-President of the Illinois Psychological Association, and is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He is a Best-Selling Author having published 38 books. His works have been translated into 8 languages. He is a recipient of four Humanitarian Awards and four additional honorary doctorates. He is a popular LinkedIn Influencer nearing a half-million followers and has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, and Oprah. He was listed in Fast Co.’s Global Fast 50 nominees and in TED Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who.” His archive of professional work is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum for the History of Psychology. He balances all his academic and humanitarian efforts with time with his family, adventure sports, and climbing (having summited 3 of the world’s 7 Summits).

Website: https://linktr.ee/drchrisstouthttp://www.alifeinfull.org/podcast.html and http://www.centerforglobalinitiatives.org/


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