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Joshua Folkema

Director of Operations and Innovation, Origin Capital

Josh supports the development of innovative social finance tools that used philanthropic dollars for increased private investments — all of it offering a financial return and a measurable social and environmental impact. Josh has more than fifteen years’ experience in the development and humanitarian sector. He’s engaged in academic research, rapid onset emergencies, long-term development programming, facilitation, leadership, and technical advising in over forty countries globally.

Josh brings an academic rigour to everything he does, with a bachelor of science from Calvin University, a masters of environmental studies from York University, completion of the investment appraisal and risk analysis program at Queens University, as well as the Canadian Securities Course with Canadian Securities Institute.