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Social Change Lab

Social Change Lab

Social Change Lab is a non-profit research organisation conducting social movement research to understand how we can most effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

Social Change Lab conducts social movement research to understand how we can most effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Social movements, such as Women’s Suffrage or Civil Rights, have had huge impacts on the course of history, and it’s likely that they will do so again in the future. Despite this, there is almost no research trying to understand exactly how these changes happen, and if we can recreate them for other issues.

It seems extremely valuable to look at this in more detail: What are the mechanisms by which they can make a difference? Is it mostly by influencing public opinion, the behaviour of legislators, corporations, or something else? How effective is grassroots pressure relative to other strategies?

Social Change Lab seeks to inform advocates, decision-makers and philanthropists on the best ways to accelerate positive social change across a range of cause areas. Specifically, Social Change Lab’s research is well-suited to help accelerate animal advocacy efforts, mitigate climate change and build the effective altruism movement. They are also exploring whether social movement concepts could be applied to reducing existential risks.

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