impact goals Experiment with directions Experiment with challenges STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION Experiment with tools YOUR PATH TO POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT BONUS TOPIC My learnings from 15 years of experiments https://www.ellenkoenig.de/blog/want-to-have-a-positive-social-impact-as-a-data-scientist
Not a priority for her ✓ Global Warming Emotional Attraction Saving As Many Lives As You Can Reduction of Existential Risk Issues Affecting You Personally Social Sector Capacity Building ALINA’S CHOICES
Not a priority for her ✓ Global Warming Emotional Attraction Saving As Many Lives As You Can Reduction of Existential Risk Issues Affecting You Personally Social Sector Capacity Building ALINA’S PRIORITIES
the issues you selected? •What is their impact on these issues? Provides on-the-street services such as food, clothing and sleeping bags Small nonprofit helping the homeless Encourages IT companies to use 100% green energy for servers Advocacy group for „Green IT“ Pursues worthwhile laws for both of her chosen issues Political party Helps organize the local “Fridays for Future” climate protest marches Activist organization
research! •How severe is the issue? •Who is most affected? •Where is it most prevalent? ➡ Sets her primary goal to help homeless people in Berlin Alina prefers tangible immediate impact ➡Her ambition: Help around 300 of homeless people within a year 6,000 - 10,000 homeless people in Berlin
nonprofits or small projects in large nonprofits lacking people Improving Ethical Standards in Your Industry Best when your organization lacks expertise on implementing existing ethical best practices Academic Research Best where no best practices exist yet to address your chosen social issue Each direction will work for a different resource constraint 1. EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR DIRECTION Contribute a unique skill set Contribute to data protection, data & model bias, … Contribute tools, analysis, …
is more constrained by funding than staff or knowledge Advocating for Changes in the Legal Environment Best when best practices exist that need to be implemented on a large scale across many organizations Professional Nonprofit Work Best if best practices exist that need high effort and long-term implementation projects Each direction will work for a different resource constraint 1. EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR DIRECTION Contribute a percentage of your usually high income Contribute tools, analysis, … Contribute a unique skill set
achieve my goal of helping 300 homeless people this year?“ “I don’t have an answer to that question. We don’t track our impact to that level of detail.” "Well, I can help you figure that out!“ ➡Alina decides to work on impact measurement!