2021 is the United Nations Year for the Creative Economy in Sustainable Development.
Let’s get ready!

Impact Entrepreneur hosted Upstart Co-Lab, Conscious Endeavors, Fundación Compromiso and the HEVA Fund for a conversation on impact investing in the creative economy.

Tackling the Creative Economy Financing Gap:
How Short-Term Capital Can Unlock Long-Term Impact Among Artisan Businesses

GSG Global Impact Summit

Join Upstart Co-Lab on September 9, 2020

Upstart Co-Lab’s Laura Callanan will interview cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 10am EST on September 9th for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. The discussion will explore the role of creatives as problem-solvers, with a range of examples from The Bach Project.

September 9 at 8:30am EST tune in for a panel discussion, Harnessing the Creative Industries for an Impact-Led Recovery.



Barron’s: Future Returns: Upstart Co-Lab to Create Inclusive Creative Economy Fund

Forbes: Upstart Co-Lab Aims To Create A $100 Million Portfolio Of Creative Economy Funds, Companies

The New York Times: A Push to Invest in the Arts Grows Stronger

Forbes: Amid This Year’s Struggle, New And Tougher Companies Are Born In The $900M Creative Economy

Monocle: Worthy Investment

Financial Times: Museums should lead in socially responsible investing

Pioneers Post: Global coalition explores ideas for new impact investment fund to back creative enterprises

ImpactAlpha: Building a personal portfolio of impact investments in the creative economy

Fast Company: Why Impact Investing Funds Need To Invest In Creativity

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Capital for Creativity

The New York Times: Investing in Creativity, and in the Greater Good

Real Leaders: The Innovator Connecting Impact Investing to The Creative Economy

Barron’s: Investing in the Creative Economy is a Boon to Artists and Communities

ImpactAlpha: Investments in the creative economy will help drive an inclusive COVID recovery

Real Leaders: The Power of Art, Design, Culture, Heritage and Creativity

The Art Newspaper: How museums can ethically invest their money

GenderSmart Investing: Is Impact Investing Repeating The Mistakes Of Investing? The Solution Is A Creative One

ImpactAlpha: Investment opportunities in expanding access and ownership in the creator economy

McKinsey & Company: How an alum is disrupting funding for creativity and culture