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Senior Associate | Capital Advisory

Matthias Pries
Matthias is an Associate at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, where he’ll be developing conceptual and financial models for impact investment opportunities and designing social investment strategies for clients.

He previously worked on the Enterprise Advisory team at Social Finance, the leading social investment intermediary in the UK, as well as Grand Challenges Canada, an organization funding health innovators in low- and middle-income countries.

In the past, Matthias held positions in sustainability consulting, export development and private equity. In these roles, he helped structure, raise capital for and manage a direct impact investment fund, and performed social and financial due diligence on social enterprises and portfolios of grantees to inform investment decisions. Additionally, he hasadvised a wide range of social enterprises on operational and financial management, growth strategies, and raising capital.

Matthias received his bachelor of environmental studies from the University of Waterloo, where he specialized in the intersection between business and social and environmental issues. He also holds a diploma in environmental impact assessment.

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