Full Name
Matthias Pries
Job Title
Manager, Impact Investing
Speaker Bio
Matthias Pries is Manager, Impact Investing at World Education Services (WES), where he responsible for the organization’s catalytic impact investing portfolio, providing capital to early-stage ventures and emerging fund managers that are advancing social and economic inclusion for underserved and overlooked communities across Canada and the U.S.

Matthias brings a wealth of experience from working at the intersection of capital and impact, from consulting, portfolio management, and new product development. He has previously managed a blended finance program at Convergence, developed innovative finance strategies for the Government of Canada, and led outcomes-based funding projects at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. His career began in in the UK where he supported Social Finance to launch and manage a private debt fund and helped social enterprises raise institutional impact capital.

Matthias is also active in impact investment outside of work. He is a member of the Investment Committee at Malbec Investments, a small family office, and is frequently a mentor to young professionals early in their impact investing journey. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo and a MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh.
Matthias Pries