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I am an ethics strategist, writer, social change advocate and public speaker, dedicated to the goal of a gentler world with less suffering. My work focuses on promoting policies and blueprints for society that are aligned with deep ethical thinking. Since June 2016 I am the Executive Director of the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS), a Swiss think-and-do tank I founded to promote the prevention of human and non-human suffering as our overriding global ethical priority. I am the author of The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe (New York: Algora Publishing, 2011), an exploration of the question "What matters?", and I am currently working on a new book about ethics. I also produced a short film based on The Battle for Compassion that communicates some of the book's key messages. Through writing, advocacy, public talks, workshops and films, I aim to spread compassion and ethical decision-making that aims to meet the needs of all and prevent the worst experiences from happening. I collaborate with like-minded organisations and also provide writing, editing and ethics consulting to clients.

 

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