Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
June 2020

Oikocredit News and Updates

 

Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit US are coming together to underscore that Black Lives Matter. We stand beside those who are making their voices heard and seeking to create a more just society.

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Oikocredit and Kindred Credit Union agree gradual wind-down of GIC product offering

The collaboration comes to a close based on a mutual agreement following the expiration of a five-year contract between the two organizations.

“We remain committed to our local Canadian partners and investors who share our focus for social impact. We’ll continue to explore alternative offerings in the Canadian market, in line with our global strategy.”

Thos Gieskes, Managing Director at Oikocredit

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Ghana study tour, 2020

Video tour of Oikocredit’s work in Ghana

Back in January before the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers, investors and staff of Oikocredit support associations traveled to Ghana to visit Oikocredit financial inclusion partners Opportunity and Advans, renewable energy partner Peg Africa, and the cocoa buying company Fedco.

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Updates from Oikocredit International 44th AGM

Earlier this month, the cooperative’s 44th annual general meeting (AGM) was held in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with about 80 member representatives and others participating virtually. Find out why members voted on no dividend for 2019 and see which Supervisory Board members were elected.

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Work with Us

Oikocredit International is hiring a Director of Finance and Risk and a Senior Operations Officer based at its head office in Amersfoort, Netherlands. Connect with us on LinkedIn for all the latest job announcements.

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Development Education and Public Engagement

We are working to engage with Canadians and Canadian organizations about investment, development, and Oikocredit's work around the world. At the heart of Oikocredit are the people who make it possible. Dedicated networks of professionals, volunteers and member organizations are key to Oikocredit's success. Please contact us if you're interested in being an active part of our network by having Oikocredit at your next (likely virtual!) event as a co-host or speaker or to discuss any other ideas you may have.

 

45 Years of Social Impact Investing

"In 2020 Oikocredit will celebrate its 45th anniversary. When Oikocredit was founded in 1975, the concept of impact investing was unknown, and we are proud to have been a catalyst in the exponential growth of this market that’s now estimated to be worth US$ 239 billion1. Today, 45 years on, we remain true to our focus on social impact."
-Thos Gieskes, Oikocredit Managing Director

 
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