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Impact Investing Opportunities in the Creative Economy: New Money + Meaning Podcast

Laura Callanan and her organization Upstart Co-Lab are working to convince investors that they have a tremendous opportunity to drive impact through investments in the arts, culture, and heritage-based businesses that make up the creative economy. Souls Grown Deep is a Foundation and Community Partnership dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the cultural traditions and work of African American artists from the South. Under the leadership of Maxwell Anderson, Souls Grown Deep has partnered with Upstart Co-Lab to invest $1M in opportunities that align with their mission. On this episode, Lindsay Smalling interviews Callanan and Anderson about their partnership and the opportunities that creative lens investing offers for investors, museums, creatives, and communities.

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How Can We Build More Inclusive Food Systems? SOCAP Podcast Money + Meaning Episode 2.5

Tens of millions of American lack access to healthy, affordable food, resulting in negative health outcomes and slowing economic development across the country. Despite their potential for creating tremendous social and economic impact, these “good food entrepreneurs” and their ventures often face significant barriers to success. In this episode, we take a close look at The Michigan Good Food Fund, a $30 million public-private partnership loan fund that offers patient capital and business support to businesses that increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income and underserved communities in Michigan.

Giving Pakistani Women Wings through Entrepreneurship

–>Who:  Khalida Brohi, program director of the… –> What: …Sughar Women Program, which empowers women in Pakistan through entrepreneurship to rise against oppressive customs like honor killings. –> How: Listen to this…