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RECODE Webinar: Buying In

On Wednesday, March 30th at 12pm (EDT) join Tessa Hebb and James Puddicombe of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) at Carleton University to explore the role universities can play as “anchor institutions” within their community. Through their work at 3ci, Tessa and James see the potential of universities to contribute to sustainable, vibrant and diverse communities. To make this shift, universities need to utilize all their resources and think more broadly about their mission—an approach sometimes referred to as “the eds and meds”.
Two key areas for action will be explored:
1. Engaging the university in creating an affordable housing fund for impact investment in affordable student housing.
2. Encouraging a commitment to social value procurement as a part of the non-unionized goods and services the university purchases annually.
Tessa and James will also detail current trends in developing anchor institutions, the role students play in these initiatives, and the strategies that have been successful to date. To learn more about 3ci’s work, read the recent blog post Buying In: Using RECODE to catalyze Carleton University as an Anchor Institution.
Connect with us at
info@re-code.ca if you’d like to participate, and join the webinar via webex here (access code: 923 072 710 ; audio connection: 1-855-749-4750 ).



Dr. Tessa Hebb is the Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University, Canada. Her research focuses on Impact Investment, Responsible Investment, and Impact Measurement. She received her Doctorate from University of Oxford. She lectures and speaks on these topics and has published many books and articles including The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment, SRI in the 21st Century: Does it make a Difference to Society; Working Capital: The Power of Labor’s Pensions; No Small Change: Pension Fund Corporate Engagement; and The Next Generation of Responsible Investing.
James Puddicombe is a Research Assistant at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. He is currently in the third cohort of Carleton University’s, Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

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