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Our Mission

Shift Norms & Values

We promote enlightened attitudes and empathetic behaviors that transform how people think about human and animal rights.

Influence Policy & Practice

We nurture grassroots, policy, and systemic changes that respect the rights, health, and wellbeing of individuals and communities around the globe.

Reimagine Legal & Economic Frameworks

We advocate for essential principles—respect for freedom; a commitment to compassion, tolerance, and justice; and the basic belief that all people and animals inherently possess dignity.

Accelerate Social Change

We work to further the reach of our partners by expanding upon models of social change, inspiring new initiatives, and fueling a broader movement.

Our Values

  • Leadership

    We address the root causes of problems and empower others to do the same.

  • Our Policy Agenda


    We strive for the highest ethical standards. How we achieve progress matters. The ends do not justify the means.

  • Evidence

    We prioritize evidence-based holistic solutions to advance rights, health, and wellbeing.

  • Impact

    We commit to meaningful impact through systemic change, which requires work at multiple levels and ongoing reflection, assessment, and improvement.

Our Approach

  • Call for Papers

    Public Education & Outreach

  • Listening & Learning

  • Research & Analysis

  • Promotion Of Comprehensive Ideas & Solutions

  • Scalable, Sustainable, Evidence-based Interventions

  • Rigorous Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Call for Phoenix Zones

    Coalition & Network Building

  • Advocacy for Systems-level Reforms

  • Dissemination of Best Practices

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