Driving Opportunity through Impact Investing in the Creative Economy
A discussion with BIPOC and women entrepreneurs in the creative economy who are raising capital from impact investors.
In the US, up to 35% of woman-owned businesses and approximately 38% of BIPOC-owned businesses are in the creative economy. Women entrepreneurs and BIPOC entrepreneurs often launch businesses in the creative economy reflecting the role that originality and merit play in business success.
Businesses founded by artists, designers and other creatives balance financial profitability with concern for the environment, their workers and their communities. These socially-focused companies seek capital from impact investors who understand the power of creativity to drive positive environmental and social impact. The human-centered perspective and distinctive problem-solving tools in the creative economy can be a model for all businesses and investors who value inclusion, equity and sustainability–and recognize diversity as a driver of financial value as well as social impact.
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab, moderates a discussion with BIPOC and women entrepreneurs in the creative economy who are raising capital from impact investors.