Matthias Pries

Matthias Pries

Matthias is a serial social finance consultant. He has worked in the private sector, for government, and in social enterprises. He is currently an Innovative Finance Fellow with the Privy Council Office’s Impact and Innovation Unit, where he is working to build social finance capacity across government departments.

Prior to joining the federal government, Matthias worked for market leading intermediaries in Canada and the UK, at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, and at Social Finance UK. Matthias has also worked in sustainability consulting, export development and private equity impact investment. He has advised a wide range of social enterprises on operational and financial management, growth strategies, and raising capital.

Matthias received his bachelor of environmental studies from the University of Waterloo, where he specialized in the intersection between business and social and environmental issues. He also holds a diploma in environmental impact assessment.