OUR TEAM


Aner Ben-Ami

Founding Partner

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. 


Raymond U. Guthrie

Investment Director, Debt

Raymond is a passionate change agent for social justice who has dedicated his career to empowering innovative organizations with the resources necessary to alleviate the barriers to a just and equitable world.  Raymond has lived and worked in over seven different countries across three continents as a lawyer, US Diplomat, and international finance and development professional.

Prior to joining Candide, Raymond began his career at Calvert Investments, one of the first and largest socially responsible asset managers. Raymond would later work as a US Diplomat in several developing countries within Asia and Africa, creating development programs that leveraged private capital to achieve sustainable impact. After several years within the Foreign Service, Raymond moved the Silicon Valley to work at the Skoll Foundation, where he led the Innovation Investment team that invested leading social entrepreneurs creating large-scale change. Most recently, Raymond was at the Global Innovation Fund in London, where he oversaw the execution of impact investments throughout Africa and Asia. 

Raymond has a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. He is also licensed to practice law in the state of New York.


Laurika Harris-Kaye

Operations Manager

Laurika has spent the past 7 years working in operations and logistics management across multiple sectors, helping organizations to operate more efficiently, communicate more effectively, and increase their positive social impact. After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in Sociology, she began working in the film industry as an Assistant Director, Production Coordinator and Videographer. She previously served as Operations Manager at Good Eggs and as an Operations Consultant for numerous small businesses in the LA area. In January 2017 she earned her certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing through the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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. She is proud Brooklyn native who enjoys living in Oakland.

Photo by Erica Kawamoto Hsu


Jasmine Rashid

Creative Director / Real Money Moves Campaign

Jasmine graduated this May from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies. At Swarthmore, Jasmine spent her time working as a freelance writer, an associate for Arts, Media, & Culture at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VISIBILITY Magazine — a publication dedicated to showcasing the creative work of traditionally marginalized voices.

Jasmine is a Congressman John Lewis Fellow through the Humanity in Action network, where she engages in issues around civil and human rights. She hopes to learn and grow into the world of social impact investing, with hopes for a truly inclusive economy. 


Morgan Simon

Founding Partner

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.