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Morgan Simon

Managing Director


Aner Ben-Ami

Managing Director

Morgan has spent the past decade building bridges between finance and social justice. 

She was instrumental in the founding of three leading organizations in the field: 

  • She is co-founder of Toniic, an educational non-profit devoted to social impact where she also served as founding CEO from 2010 - 2013.  
  • She is co-founder and Chair of Transform Finance, a non-profit organization raising awareness about social justice issues.
  • Founder and Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition which provides education on social investment issues to over 100 colleges and universities across the country.

Morgan is very active as a board member for several organizations. She is on the board of The Working World, and 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, teaching impact investment and social enterprise.  

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. 


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.