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Lori Scott

Chief Credit Officer, Impact Investments

Lori Scott


Lori leads the underwriting for all investments and loans pertaining to Benefit Chicago, including fund, intermediary and enterprise debt and equity investments in social enterprises, small businesses, and other structures that benefit underserved people and communities.

Lori has connected impact investors with investment opportunities that meet their social and financial goals for over 20 years. She has experience developing and implementing a wide range of portfolio impact strategies including post-Katrina recovery, reaching bottom of the pyramid customers in developing markets, and a national, faith-based focus. Prior to joining MacArthur, she provided strategic advice, analysis and underwriting for a European family office, the Department of Treasury CDFI Fund Bond Guaranty program, and the Aeris financial institution rating agency. Lori grew Community Investment Partners, a subsidiary of Calvert Foundation, to over $250 million in investments under management and provided advisory services to over 20 leading foundations and corporations. She was a real estate lender at IFF, and started her career in working on community arts grants programs for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

She holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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