Facts & Figures | Equity | Letter from David Woods
Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
February 2016

Vancity Oikocredit announcement, and new approach to equity investments

In this first newsletter of 2016, we give details of an exciting announcement with Vancity Savings Credit Union in British Columbia.

As well, we have information about our equity investments. At Oikocredit, we offer both loans and equity to our partner organizations. Our equity investments offer ethically-minded companies access to finance, and added value in knowledge sharing and skills and expertise.

This issue features an interview with equity and business development director Bart van Eyk, as well as a letter from Managing Director David Woods, the latest facts and figures and a story on Oikocredit partner Yalelo, a sustainable aquaculture company.

David Woods of Oikocredit and Tamara Vrooman of Vancity in front of the Vancouver skyline.

Vancity selects Oikocredit as a manager of its global development investments

Vancity credit union has selected Oikocredit to invest a portion of its Shared World global development term deposit.

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Find out about the Oikocredit Global Impact GIC

Brian Barsness of Mennonite Savings and Credit Union explains how the Oikocredit Global Impact GIC works. Just in time for RRSP season.

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Oikocredit in sustainable agriculture event in Waterloo, ON Feb. 22

Join us in Waterloo on Feb. 22 for Sustainable Agriculture: Investing in food security, nutrition and development.

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Letter from Managing Director David Woods

Our managing director, David Woods, details Oikocredit's 2015 achievements and what to expect in the year ahead.

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Oikocredit facts & figures

Take a look at our facts and figures for the 3rd quarter of 2015. These include our capital outstanding, our total number of partners and countries where we invest as well as an overview of our funding by type, region and sector.

Facts & figures

An aquaculture equity investment

In 2014, Oikocredit made its first equity investment in sustainable Zambian aquaculture company, Yalelo. Oikocredit has taken a seat on the board to further strengthen Yalelo's operations, as well as assisting it in meeting its financial, environmental and social goals.

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Building up the equity portfolio

Read an interview with our new head of equity and business development, Bart van Eyk, who joined Oikocredit in August 2015. Bart explains why equity can offer added value for Oikocredit as well as its partners and what business development will entail for Oikocredit.

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Tree plantings for 40th anniversary

In November trees were planted in the Netherlands, Kenya and India to mark the actual date of Oikocredit’s founding. The events were a culmination of the 40th anniversary celebrations that have taken place throughout the year.

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About the header image

The hands pictured in the header image belong to a microfinance client of Indian microfinance institution Fusion. Oikocredit took an equity stake in Fusion in 2015. The microfinance borrower pictured used her microloan to build her small business.

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