In our very first episode, Host Dylan Moscovitch and High Impact Athletes Founder Marcus Daniell discuss the organization's backstory and mission, Marcus' work to connect athletes with effective, evidence-based charities, and just how important it is to harness the power of the collective athlete voice to educate the world about the outsized benefits of giving effectively. Join us on our journey as we explore the ways that athletes and leaders are doing the maximum good possible and helping to build a future that is... Larger Than Ourselves!
Marcus is a tennis player from New Zealand with 5 ATP titles, quarterfinal appearances at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open (twice), and numerous caps for the NZ Davis Cup Team.
On January 4th, 2021, Marcus took the Giving What We Can pledge to donate at least 10% of his annual winnings to effective organizations for the rest of his life.
Alongside his tennis career, Marcus has completed a B.A. from Massey University in Psychology and Spanish and has been awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his work with HIA, joining recipients such as Nelson Mandela and Roger Federer.
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In this episode, Marcus and Dylan discuss:
• What is High Impact Athletes?
• What is effective giving?
• Givewell and charity research
• How much good can an individual do?
- Against Malaria Foundation
• HIA origin story
• How donating has impacted his life
• Optimising sport and charity
• The pledge and what it meant for Marcus’s tennis career & the meaning it added
• The amount of good someone on a median salary in a high-income country can do
• The long-term vision for how athletes can create positive change in the world
• Athlete influence over time and the connection with fans
• Most important issue in the world
• How much do you think about the long term future?
• Peter Singer
• How do you want to be remembered?