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Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
May 2017

Oikocredit surpasses € 1 billion development financing milestone in 2016

Spring 2017 marks a particularly exciting time for Oikocredit, with the release of our 2016 results in March and the arrival of our new managing director Thos Gieskes in April. This edition includes information on our annual financial results, an interview with Thos, and a feature on our Kyrgyzstani partner Kompanion Bank, which supports local farmers and promotes sustainable agriculture.

In Canadian news, there is information on upcoming events in Toronto and Vancouver. Don't miss them!


Events in Toronto and Vancouver explore sustainable development

The Oikocredit Canada Support Association invites everyone to attend two upcoming events in Toronto and Vancouver.

On Tuesday May 16, in Toronto, we ask whether it is really possible to eliminate extreme poverty in the world by 2030, as pledged by UN Sustainable Development Goal #1.

And on Tuesday May 30, in Vancouver, we take a broader look at the Goals, and ask what it will take to get business and investment to the table.

To register, or for information on Toronto, click here.

To register, or for information on Vancouver, click here


Oikocredit at Toronto Fair Trade Show

On May 13 and 14, visit our booth at the Fair Trade Show, the largest exhibit dedicated to fair trade and social business in Canada. We'll be highlighting our partnership with Kindred Credit Union, and providing information on the Oikocredit Global Impact GIC.

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Introducing our new managing director

We are very pleased to welcome our new Managing Director Thos Gieskes who took up his position on April 3. In the interview he talks about what motivates him, his work in cooperative banking, and his vision and aspirations for his new role at Oikocredit.

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Annual Report 2016

Our development financing portfolio exceeded € 1 billion for the first time in 2016. Details are included in our Annual Report, released March 23. 

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New Facts & Figures available

Our facts and figures for the fourth quarter of 2016 include capital outstanding, the total number of partners and countries where we invest, as well as an overview of our funding by type, region and sector.

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Kompanion Bank is a Kyrgyzstani microfinance institution with a difference. In addition to providing loans, it offers its clients specialist training to build their business knowledge and promote sustainable agriculture.

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