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Is Impact Investing Repeating The Mistakes Of Investing?

The Solution Is a Creative One.

Impact investors are missing the large swath of the global economy where women, youth, indigenous peoples, and others can be found: the creative economy. ‘Doing well while doing good’ is a mantra now invoked by the largest banks, the richest families, the oldest endowments, and the biggest pension funds in the world. US$31 trillion in impact capital is currently at work globally, reflecting how many investors are considering the way their decisions affect people and the planet as well as their own pocketbooks.  While visionary women and diverse leaders have been part of the global impact investing conversation over the…
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Laura Callanan, founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, is connecting impact investing to the creative economy. Before launching Upstart Co-Lab, Laura was senior deputy chair of the National Endowment for the Arts; consultant with McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office; and associate director of the Rockefeller Foundation where she managed the endowment ... Read more

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