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Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
July 2017

Tracking our social and environmental performance

This summer sees the release of our annual Social and Environmental Performance report. We interview Kawien Ziedses des Plantes, who heads up the social and environmental management team. As well, there are links to a news release summary of the report, and the report itself.

In Canadian news, we have a report from Heather Keachie, the newly-elected President of the Oikocredit Canada Support Association. Heather reviews some of the outreach and education activity this year, and plans for the future.

We also feature our partner, Ambootia, which has bought and renovated abandoned tea estates in northeast India, bringing lasting benefit to its workers and their communities.

Heather Keachie

Report from Heather Keachie

At the June meeting of the Board of Oikocredit Canada, I was elected Support Association President. I want to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on developments at Oikocredit Canada, and our plans for the future.

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Kawien Ziedses des Plantes

Better monitoring to address client needs

We interview our deputy director of social performance and capacity building, about our approach to social and environmental performance management.

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Oikocredit partners reach 40 million people

Through Oikocredit's inclusive finance partners, 40 million people were reached in 2016. Of these, 84% were women. Inclusive finance represented 78% of Oikocredit's portfolio. The remainder was invested in agriculture -- including 85 fair trade organizations -- and renewable energy. 

Read the press release

Social and Environmental Performance Report

The report, Strengthening People and Planet, was released June 27.

Read the SEPM Report here

New Facts & Figures available

Data for first quarter, 2017.

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About the image at the top

Oikocredit partner DOTEPL produces high-quality organic tea. It has purchased and renovated abandoned tea estates in West Bengal, India. Its workers benefit from a living wage and a range of benefits including housing and medical support.

More about DOTEPL
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