The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Upstart Co-Lab co-hosted a conversation about the economic power of New York City’s creative sector; culture as a driver of community well-being; and how endowed cultural institutions can amplify their mission and values through impact investing.

Find out what Karen Brooks-Hopkins, President Emerita, Brooklyn Academy of Music; Lisa Green Hall, Impact Chair, Apollo Global Management; Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Maurice Jones, President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Clara Miller, President Emerita, Heron Foundation; Tom Mitchell, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates; Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and other arts, community development and impact investing leaders had to say.


Read New York Fed event calls on cultural institutions to impact-invest in Crain’s New York, and Creative Solutions in the Time of COVID-19.


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