You have a neat resume and a great job. You're what people commonly call 'successful.' And yet, something gnaws at you. Does your work really make a difference? Are you using your talents for a good cause? Or has the world not really become a better place when you've checked off your to-do lists?

If these are questions you struggle with, then the European Moral Ambition Fellowships of The School for Moral Ambition are the place for you. As a foundation we want to help you explore a different path, one where your career and the precious time you invest in it contribute to a much better world.‍

The mission of our foundation is clear. We want to help as many people as possible take the step towards a job with a positive impact.

This year, we're kicking off in Europe, with our headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Meanwhile, we have the ambition to ignite a global movement. We aim to help as many people as possible take the step towards a career with a positive impact.
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The School for Moral Ambition emerged from a desire not only to talk about a better world but also to take action towards one.

The four founders are writer Rutger Bregman, designer Harald Dunnink, former banker Julia van Boven, and former consultant Jan-Willem van Putten.

To determine the missions of our first two fellowships, our research team began with a longlist of 30+ neglected global problems. After about 1,000 hours of research and interviews with more than 50 experts, two cause areas came out on top: fighting the tobacco industry (8 million deaths a year) and accelerating the protein transition (crucial to combat climate change).

We live in a world where the best people usually don't work on the most important problems. That needs to change. And for us, these two fellowships are just the beginning. 
The board of our  foundation
Saskia Bruysten
Board Member
Salmaan Sana
Board Member
Heleen Dura van Oord
Board Member
Edmond Hilhorst
Board Member

our seven principles

As a foundation, The School for Moral Ambition is founded on seven principles. These describe the way we want to improve the world – and guide all our decisions.
What we stand for

Support the movement for moral ambition

We are looking for financiers who act in accordance with our values and embody moral ambition in their own lives, to jointly create something that truly matters.
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Deze funding funders gingen je voor

Sven Rickli
Anne-Marie Rakhorst
Astrid Leyssens
Karin Doeksen - Kleykamp
Idgar Van Kippersluis
Maurits Schouten
Michiel van Asbeck
Ruben Timmerman
Walter Balestra
Leendert van Driel
Michiel Toneman
Contribute Foundation
Heleen Dura - van Oord
Edmond Hilhorst

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