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Marigold Capital’s Anti-Harassment Policy

Marigold Capital is committed to fostering a harassment-free workplace. Harassment can both undermine an individual’s dignity and prevent an individual from working effectively. In creating a healthy and safe space at work, and in all work-related activities, Marigold Capital has a zero tolerance for any form of harassment. This policy also demonstrates our commitment to creating a workplace that is …

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#YourBudget2018 is a great start. Now the heavy (gender & inclusion) lifting begins as #IWD2018 arrives.

As a Canadian citizen and entrepreneur, I was pleased to read Canada’s #YourBudget2018. Specifically, more funding to women-led businesses, an approach to pay equity, a parental sharing benefit, and strengthening Canada’s feminist international assistance policy (#blendedfinance!) are just a few key elements worth being excited about. The focus of #YourBudget2018 is spot on. However, I am concerned about how we’ll …

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Invest better. For good. Be happy & change the world.

Great to see this Crunchbase piece on the rise of impact investing! It spurred a quick post of the things we’ve been thinking about at Marigold. Improving social norms for all & reversing enviro degradation (the ‘who’ and ‘what’) has always seemed to be an executable thesis. As the ‘cool kid’ now invited to parties, let’s be sure to to …

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BMeaningful Generosity: Marigold Spotlight

Today, the first true fall day in Toronto, was a great day for me. I spent most of my time meeting with and learning from some great people: one of my favourite founders, Emily Mochizuki Lutyens (LegWorks) one of my favourite funders, and long-time friend, Jory Cohen (Inspirit Foundation) a colleague building a multi-node incubator  and fund model focused on …

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Dawn of A New Day – According to Marigold Capital

The link below is a presentation I gave at the Royal Bank of Canada on my birthday in June, 2017. It was an honor to return on this date after my involvement in the formation of its Generator Fund and Social Finance Initiative. While of course the entire deck is interesting and relevant, I’d like to call out slides 9-15 …

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How to invest with a Gender Lens

MAINSTREAMING OF GENDER LENS INVESTING As an impact investor with a burgeoning interest in using a gender lens, I read with great interest the recently published joint BNY Mellon/United Nations Foundation “Return on Equality” report. While the report highlights some necessary considerations for investors concerned about gender inequities, I would posit that they are not sufficient. I suggest that a …