OUR TEAM

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Morgan Simon

Managing Director

 
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Aner Ben-Ami

Managing Director

Morgan  has close to two decades of experience making finance a tool for social justice. In that time she has influenced over $150B and is a regularly sought out expert on impact investing. Her first book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change has been featured everywhere from Harvard Business School to the United Nations.

Prior to Candide Group she was the founding CEO of Toniic, a global impact investment network, and also founding ED of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, educating and organizing over 100 campuses across the country. In her volunteer capacity, she is a co-founder and board chair of Transform Finance, and is co-chair of ROC United, a non-profit worker center supporting over 25,000 restaurant workers nationwide. 

She received a B.A with High Honors in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College, and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program at Middlebury College.


Aner was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with clients in the energy, water and transportation sectors.  He also served as an Intelligence Officer in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces). 

Primary areas of interest include natural resource conservation, local community building, sustainable food/agriculture and international development.  Aner holds an MBA with honors from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics and History (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. 

Aner is passionate about re-defining the role of business and finance, and believes investment capital can catalyze a transition to a more just and sustainable economic system. 


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Laurika Harris-Kaye

Operations Manager

Laurika joins the Candide Group team with over 6 years of experience in operations and logistics management across multiple sectors, where she has worked to help organizations operate more efficiently, communicate more effectively, and increase their positive social and environmental impact. After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in Sociology, Laurika spent several years working in the film industry as an Assistant Director, Production Coordinator and Videographer. She then began working with small and medium sized companies across other sectors. Laurika served as Operations Manager at Good Eggs and subsequently worked as an independent operations consultant for numerous small businesses in the LA area.

Seeking to transition into the world of social impact, Laurika completed the Frontier Market Scouts program through Middlebury’s Institute of International Studies at Monterrey in January 2017, where she earned a certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing. There, she met Morgan Simon and first learned about the work of Candide Group.

Laurika believes strongly that business can be a force for good and is passionate about supporting enterprises that are contributing to a more equitable world.