Natalie Cargill is the founder and co-CEO of Longview Philanthropy, where she is on a mission to replace pessimism about the world’s biggest problems with plans for solving them.

Why you should listen

In 2018, Natalie Cargill left a career in human rights and law to found Longview Philanthropy, a nonprofit that provides free, independent, expert-led funding recommendations to some of the world's largest donors. Her work is driven by a belief in a scientific mindset: all grant recommendations are informed by research into where new donations can make the biggest impact, with a particular focus on emerging technologies that could pose global risks, but which are neglected by philanthropists (think: threats of nuclear war and bioweapons).

"Longview was founded on the idea that globalization, wealth inequality and technological change puts philanthropy in a position to help vastly more people than ever before," she says. "The very best philanthropy can be a powerful tool for justice and for progress."

Cargill previously worked with the United Nations Human Rights Council and was a barrister at Serjeants' Inn Chambers in London.

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