Biography


Tessa Hebb is a Distinguished Research Fellow with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University, Canada.  Her research focuses on Responsible Investment and Impact Investing. It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Government of Canada.  The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation is a leading knowledge producer on these topics together with non-profit and philanthropic leadership, northern communities and community economic development.  Dr. Hebb received her Doctorate from Oxford University.

Dr. Hebb is a member of the steering committees of the UN- backed PRI Academic Network, the Heartland Network, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, the Canadian Social Investment Organization and the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative.  She lead a four year research project on US Public Sector Pension Fund Investment in Urban Revitalization based at Harvard University and funded by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations (2004-2008).  She is a frequent guest speaker on responsible investment issues in both Canada and the US.  She has published many books and articles on responsible investing and impact investing policies including the volumes Working Capital: the Power of Labor’s Pensions; No Small Change: Pension Fund Corporate Engagement; and  The Next Generation of Responsible Investing.