Read Ford Foundation President Darren Walker‘s
Fueling the creative economy through creative collaboration,
the foreword to
Creativity, Culture & Capital: Impact Investing in the
Global Creative Economy – Volume 2

With 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.

Creativity, Culture & Capital is a living resource and community platform celebrating 2021, the United Nations International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

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


Available in English and Spanish at

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