Announcing the launch of

Creativity, Culture & Capital: Impact investing in the global creative economy – Volume 2

With a Foreword by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; an Afterword by artist Marta Minujín, and essays from 50 experts representing 15 countries, Volume 2 of Creativity, Culture & Capital shares new insights illustrating how the creative sector delivers social and environmental impact, and how impact investors are backing a more just and sustainable global creative economy.

This living resource and community platform celebrates 2021, the United Nations International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

Available in English and Spanish at, Volumes 1 and 2 together share 75 essays; new perspectives will be added through January 2022.

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

Join us at the
GSG Global Impact Summit and SOCAP21 to learn more about developing a just, sustainable and profitable global creative economy through impact investment.

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


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