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Honorary doctorate recipient

Anita Marangoly George

Doctor of Laws (LLD), 2023
For visionary leadership in sustainable investment

Anita Marangoly George is a distinguished business executive, celebrated for her visionary investments in sustainable infrastructure around the world. Driven by her belief that access to energy, clean water and sanitation are human rights, in 2022 she co-founded Edhina Capital, a sustainability fund for climate change solutions in India. 

From 2016 to 2021, George gained widespread recognition for her investing acumen in emerging markets while in two senior leadership positions at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canada’s second-largest pension fund with $400 billion in assets. Previously, George held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over 22 years with the World Bank Group and its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation. 

Highly sought-after for her wide-ranging knowledge and leadership skills, George sits on the boards of Tata Sons, First Solar USA and Piramal Enterprises. She has strong ties to Canada as well, serving on the boards of Pearson College UWC in British Columbia and the Indo-Canadian Business Chambers, where she was president from 2020 to 2022. She is also an advisor for the International Solar Alliance, the Berkeley Center’s India Energy Transition Center, and the Chandrakanta Kesavan Energy Policy and Climate Solutions Center at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. 

At every stage of her career, George has been a passionate advocate for gender parity across all walks of life. She continues this work as a member of the Advisory Council for Women in Private Equity and Venture Capital (WinPE), and a board member of the Livelihood Recovery and Resilience Fund of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, and TalentNomics, a not-for-profit empowering women through training and mentoring.

At the ceremony

Anita Marangoly George, was granted her Doctorate of Laws at the fall 2023 ceremony for the John Molson School of Business. 

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