In this episode, we’re joined by Jonathan Hera, Founder and Managing Partner at Marigold Capital to engage in a discussion on how we can make gender lens investing truly transformative in its potential to impact women. Marigold makes investments using a gender and inclusivity lens for systems level impact to better use finance for equitable and prosperous social change. The firm is one of Canada’s leading impact investors and blended finance practitioners in emerging, frontier and domestic markets. Marigold Capital continues to reconceive traditional finance to shift norms, remove structural barriers, and empower marginalized individuals to participate and benefit fully in society. It’s first fund will launch in September 2018. It aims at improving the social and economic standing of society’s most marginalized citizens.Previously Jonathan was the Director, Investments at Grand Challenges Canada, and the Fund Manager of RBC’s Generator Impact Fund. Jonathan has also worked with Sarona Asset Management, leading investor relations and impact reporting, has advised CGAP (an independent financial inclusion research centre housed at the World Bank) on strategic and third-party regulatory issues, and has been engaged by MEDA on financial access and capital formation issues in Latin America. Jonathan is the founding course director of “Social Purpose Investing and Finance,” an MBA elective taught at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He lives in Toronto with his partner Rosie and their two daughters, Sofia and Nadette.