Moral offsetting (sometimes called ethical offsetting) is the practice of undoing wrongs caused in one area by donating to charities working in those areas or engaging in other relevant acts of altruism.

Further reading

Alexander, Scott (2015) Ethics offsets, Slate Star Codex, January 4.

Foerster, Thomas (2019) Moral offsetting, The Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 69, pp. 617–635.

Foerster, Thomas (2019) Moral offsetting bibliography, Vacchablogga, March 3.

Levy, Neil (2015) Moral offsetting, Practical Ethics, January 7.

Zabel, Claire (2016) Ethical offsetting is antithetical to EA, Effective Altruism Forum, January 5.