About


The Good Cause Co. is a social enterprise with a mission to help you give with confidence. We offer bespoke consulting services to individuals and businesses that want to give with impact. The “Should I Give To…” list of charity evaluations was launched in April 2018 to help people get started with effective giving.

The Good Cause Co. are proudly independent.

We have the long-term backing and support of generous social-impact investors. Unless clearly stated, we do not receive funding from any charity that we evaluate.


Jessica Bowman, Founding Director

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Jessica founded The Good Cause Co. in 2017 after it was clear there was a need to improve the sophistication and impact of charitable giving in Australia.

Jessica has over 10 years experience on how to invest to solve social and environmental problems. She has advised on the economic, social, environmental, and financial impacts of over $1 billion of public projects spanning across transport, energy and water sectors in developing countries. She has advised various governments on how partnering with the private sector can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering essential public services. She also has a deep understanding of environmental economics and was heavily involved developing the United Nations Statistics Division's ecosystem accounting standards.

Jessica is a founding director for Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA). She holds a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Sydney and a Bachelors of Finance and Economics from Bond University. She has professional qualifications in financial analysis, project management, network analysis and programming. She has passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) exams and has completed training on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Natural Capital Approach, PRINCE2 project management, Netica network analysis and MATLAB Fundamentals.