Creativity, Culture & Capital: Volume 3

With a Foreword by Rosemary Addis, Managing Partner, Mondiale Impact and an Afterword by Elizabeth Galbut and Pocket Sun of SoGal Ventures, this volume features essays from 31 global arts, creative industry, and impact investing leaders representing 12 countries.

An essay from Upstart Co-Lab’s Founding Partner Laura Callanan reflects on what’s next for impact investing in the U.S. creative economy:
Impact capital for an inclusive creative economy

Launched in 2021 to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, Creativity, Culture & Capital illustrates how the creative sector delivers social impact, and proves that impact investment can support a more just and sustainable global creative economy.

Available in English and Spanish at, the collection includes a total of 100 essays, with contributions from 123 authors representing 28 countries.

Edited by Fundación Compromiso (Argentina), Nesta’s Arts & Culture Finance (UK), and Upstart Co-Lab (US).

Download Volume 3
Read the Press Release

Upstart Co-Lab is grateful to our Creativity, Culture & Capital partners: