Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
February 2022

What's Happening in North America?


Please join us on March 7 at 12 Noon ET for a webinar hosted by  The Social Economy through Social Inclusion (SETSI), Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit US  to celebrate International Women’s Day and discuss “Women in Cooperatives”.

Panelists will discuss the  theme of International Women’s Day 2022: #BreaktheBias.  Participants will leave with ideas on how cooperatives can bring us closer to a  gender equal world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

Title: Women in Cooperatives
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Time: 12 noon ET

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2021 RIA Investor Opinion Survey: Investors want to invest in climate solutions

Learn about The 2021 RIA Investor Opinion Survey, which is based on an Ipsos poll of 1,000 individual investors in Canada, found that 85% of respondents agreed that Canadian corporations should set goals for their businesses to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and 78% agreed they would like a portion of their investment portfolio to be invested in companies that are providing solutions to reduce carbon emissions.

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Oikocredit US Alignment Series: Donna Katzin, Phd

Oikocredit US presents: Episode 8 of the series, "Alignment: Using Your Values to Invest in Social Change"

Oikocredit CEO Matt Eldridge interviews special guest Donna Katzin, Ph.D., former Founding Executive Director of Shared Interest

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The Power of Capitalism

"I write these letters as a fiduciary for our clients who entrust us to manage their assets – to highlight the themes that I believe are vital to driving durable long-term returns and to helping them reach their goals," Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock.

Read the annual letter by Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock to the CEO's. 


Oikocredit News and Updates


Interview with Hans Perk, Oikocredit Regional Director Africa, on new $100m education venture Oikocredit collaborates for quality education for under-served families.

Oikocredit has been working with stakeholders to develop a new multi-year strategy for launch later in 2022 with an innovative approach to meeting low-income communities’ needs in education, housing, health and public infrastructure.

In November 2021 we launched a new education partnership with Opportunity International in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by more than 30 financial institutions. We recently interviewed Hans Perk, Oikocredit’s Regional Director Africa, about the new venture.

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Proud to have worked for Oikocredit: Interview with Oikocredit, Bart van Eyk, Director of Investments

After over six years at Oikocredit, Bart van Eyk, Director of Investments, is leaving to explore new ventures in the world of impact investing and social enterprises.

In this interview he shares about his highlights, challenges, learnings and more. Oikocredit is teaming up with CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus) and the Mastercard Foundation on their Financial Institution Resilience and Strengthening (FIRST+) programme to strengthen financial institutions and create work opportunities in Ghana.

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OI survey: Pandemic reduced income but increased resilience of partners' clients

Oikocredit and five financial services partner organisations have undertaken a systematic, digital survey of the partners’ clients to assess significant changes in their lives over the past twelve months.

In 2021, as part of the ‘Outreach to Impact’ project, Oikocredit worked with five financial service provider (FSP) partners from Asia, Africa and Latin America to conduct a digital survey of their clients. Read more about the survey.

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Have you read the Impact Report?

Oikocredit published its Impact Report 2021. In this report you can learn all about Oikocredit’s social impact: how we measure it, what this looks like in our focus sectors and regions, our capacity building support and more.

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