Join us as we explore the pivotal role women are playing in the impact investing space – as investors, as asset managers and in other critical roles. We’ll explore such topics as:
- Empowering women as investors
- Women becoming top investors for their households
- Impact investing in Canada
Learn more about the fundamentals of impact investing and how to get involved with Genus or our partners:
- Active Impact 2021 Climate Impact Report
- Spring Activator’s Impact Investor Challenge
- Explore our library of resources here: Genus Insights
- Learn more about B Corp Certifications
Mary Lou Miles
Head of Wealth Management / Portfolio Manager / Partner
Genus Capital Management
I am a partner and the head of wealth management. I believe integrity, honesty, and empathy are fundamental to great results for both our clients and our staff internally.
My areas of expertise are in cash flow planning, estates, and trusts. I oversee all of these aspects into our clients’ portfolio management, including inter-generational wealth.
I love to hear people’s stories and use my resources to connect them with others who can help guide them in their journey.
When I’m not working, I love to travel with my family to new and familiar places. Beyond that, I find joy in the small pleasures of reading, going for walks or volunteering in my community.
Active Impact Investments
Elyse is the Vice President of Operations at Active Impact Investments, a Certified B Corp based in Vancouver, whose mission is to support environmental sustainability through profitable investment. With two limited partnership funds with $70M in assets under management, Active provides money and talent to accelerate the growth of early-stage climate tech companies with $200K to $3M in revenue and significant growth potential.
At Active Elyse is responsible for internal operations, investor relations, marketing and communications, and platform services for portfolio companies. Elyse began her career cultivating climate and sustainability campaigns at Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, where she recognized the need for financial incentives to drive environmental action. Elyse then spent five years with Renewal Funds where she supported their raise of $147M for sustainable consumer goods and environmental technology.
Portfolio Manager, Partner
Genus Capital Management
As a portfolio manager, I work with individuals and families to help create impactful portfolios that align with their values while serving their goals, such as saving for the future or making the most out of retirement. My collaborative and solutions-driven approach has helped me to create strong client partnerships.
As Genus’ first hire in 1989, I have extensive experience and knowledge to meet my clients’ needs. I am proud to contribute to an organization that continues to innovate and has become a leader in sustainable investments. My own personal values include honesty, integrity and inclusion.
Director of Business Development
Management Professional with achievement in the areas of Startups, Impact Investing, Business Development, Partnerships, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Investor Relations. Recognized for exemplary interpersonal skills, analytical and organizational abilities, vision, negotiating and drive.
Throughout her years working within early stage ventures, Mari has built and exited a startup she co-founded Outtt, invested in numerous companies and advised alongside countless capital raises. Currently Mari spends her time growing early-stage impact capital and investments through Spring Activator’s Impact Investor Challenge programs which she co-founded catalyzing over $17 million in funding for impact entrepreneurs since inception in 2019.