Posts by Lori Chatman
Respect for communities may seem like an obvious priority for impact investors. But how can investors ensure that they're truly recognizing a community’s unique energies, opportunities and assets? According to Enterprise Community Loan Fund president Lori Chatman, the first step is to realize that the people who live and work in an area are a powerful resource for uncovering their community's strengths and needs. She explores how Enterprise put this approach into practice in a project to revitalize a struggling neighborhood in Baltimore.
When it comes to off-grid solar energy, we tend to think of market extremes such as rural poor people in developing countries without any electricity or well-off people in developed countries looking to charge up their Teslas. But Lori Chatman of Enterprise Community Loan Fund and Ismael Guerrero of the Denver Housing Authority detail a project to bring green power to public housing residents in the Mile High City. The project could serve as a model for impact investors looking to improve health, expand green jobs and earn a return.