GSG Global Impact Summit

Creativity, Culture & Capital:
Opportunities for impact investing
in the global creative economy

Thursday, October 7 at 10:05am ET

Join Upstart Co-Lab, Nesta’s Arts & Culture Finance, and Fundación Compromiso to hear directly from entrepreneurs on how the creative sector delivers social and environmental impact, and from fund managers on the opportunities for impact investors to back a more just and sustainable global creative economy.

Moderated by

Carolina Biquard & Barbara Russi – Fundación Compromiso
Fran Sanderson – Nesta’s Arts & Culture Finance
Laura Callanan – Upstart Co-Lab


Adriana Cachay and Laerke Skyum – AYNI
Sarah Coward – In The Room
Pree Walia – Preemadonna
Kamal Mouzawak – Souk El Tayeb
Evelyne Dioh – WIC Capital

This session will be free and open to the public.


Read Creativity, Culture, Capital: Impact investing in the global creative economy with essays written by 96 experts from 24 countries including Sir Ronald Cohen, Yo-Yo Ma, Marta Minujín and Darren Walker.

Edited by Upstart Co-Lab, Nesta’s Arts & Culture Finance
and Fundación Compromiso.


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