What We're Watching: Investing in the Creative Economy
From Upstart Co-Lab: "Impact investors have been missing the 5% of the U.S. economy comprised of creative industries including film & TV, video games and fashion. Museums and cultural institutions are lagging foundations and universities in aligning their endowments with values and mission. This session will highlight strategies to invest in the creative economy that drive financial inclusion and quality jobs, and demonstrate how cultural institutions can align their endowments with their role as community anchor institutions."
The panel features Laura Callanan (Upstart Co-Lab), Chris Crothers (Jessie Ball DuPont Fund), Caroline Jacobs (UTA Ventures), Michelle Rhodes-Brown (The Walters Art Museum), and Patrick Robinson (Paskho). Learn more about how Upstart Co-Lab tracks the impact of investments in the creative economy in their 2021 Impact Report: Investing for an Inclusive Creative Economy.