Mariam Global Health and all of its partners are expected to hold and act on the following values. These values are part of the Mariam brand.
We view our management of Mariam Global Health from a perspective of stewardship of investors, impact innovators, and future global generations. We operate from the belief that good stewardship is achieved through conscious capitalism, not by greed and self-interest.
We believe that a long-term view is the most appropriate and most satisfactory approach to accomplishing our core vision:
global investment | global health | global impact.
We do not accept short-term concessions that impede long-term efforts. We seek both impact and profit. And while we will not ignore short-term opportunities as they are presented, we place emphasis on the needs that generate long-term success.
We believe relationships to be central to the functioning of any organization. We strive to have meaningful mutually beneficial relationships with all of our working partners. We seek long-term relationships and view our impact partners and impact innovators as friends.
While our partner companies are technically classified as portfolio companies, we choose to view them as partner companies. We are actively involved with our partners. We view our relationship as a long-term partnership of science and business.
We believe in open two-way communication. We desire input from our partnerships and we take time to explain our thinking and decisions. We operate from a viewpoint of rational transparency (no person or entity can ever live in absolute transparency – for personal as well as intellectual property preservation).
In a world where there is decreased emphasis on integrity and an increase in rhetorical flourishes designed to generate false optimism and hype opportunity, we choose to seek honesty and keeping our word and promises. We act in congruence with our values and ethics.
We act in accordance with our values. We are honest in our dealings. We also are not the type to present false faces to try to present ourselves as something we are not. You may find us more laid back and use self-deprecating humor. We try to maintain serious work principles while retaining a relaxed working atmosphere.
We strive to be a learning organization. We continue to seek feedback from the marketplace, incorporate the knowledge of scientific advancements, and learn the lessons provided by the hard knocks of life.
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