I am currently interning at an economic consultancy firm in London. Some of my colleagues are aware that I’m involved in Effective Altruism and I’ve briefly tried to explain EA to some of them. Consequently, I’ve been asked by my manager to make some proposals about how the firm could use its work to do good.
The firm has previously conducted pro bono work in civil liberties cases in the US, and every year donates money to multiple charities. However the charities have to be US or UK focused and all pro bono work I’m aware of has been US focused.
I want to make suggestions that would be as effective as possible and also somewhat likely to be followed through on by the firm. I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions?
For more background, the firm primarily produces expert reports for court for the defence of companies in litigation. Most of the staff are Econ graduates or Econ PhDs. My first thought would be doing economic analysis for effective charities however I’m unsure how to recommend the firm could go about doing this.
Any ideas or guidance is much appreciated, thank you.