Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
September 2021

Oikocredit News and Updates


Impact Report 2021 is live!

Oikocredit just 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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Gladys’ story: financing for families and flavour

Oikocredit invests in organisations that support women like Gladys Arcos, an entrepreneur leading a family business in Ecuador. Here we see how access to finance matched with her entrepreneurial drive, helped provide for her family in difficult times and created opportunities for a better future. 

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Carlos and Esteban’s story: Securing a better future

How can access to finance help dreams become a reality? We follow the story of Carlos Cajas and his son, Esteban, who established a family business that transformed their lives and positively impacted their community.

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What's Happening in North America?


Webinar Invite: Oikocredit’s Impact Report 2021: Resilience and Togetherness

A conversation on the role impact investors have in COVID-19 recovery

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 9-10 am Pacific time (US and Canada) 

Oikocredit Canada and US are pleased to invite you to celebrate the recent launch of Oikocredit International's 2021 Impact Report.  

The conversation will be moderated by Oikocredit Canada’s Karen Tsang, and additional panelists will be announced soon.


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Oikocredit Canada Survey: Investors want to learn more about intentionally investing for social returns alongside financial returns

Oikocredit Canada, with the support of Kindred Credit Union, initiated a survey to understand what Oikocredit Stakeholders are looking for in an investment product that delivers social returns alongside financial returns. Read more about the survey here.

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Oikocredit Canada - Survey Coming Soon!

Oikocredit Canada is working on new impact investment products aimed at generating positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Following the very helpful feedback Oikocredit Canada stakeholders provided us last Fall, we have identified two potential new impact investment products. To understand the appetite for these two products, we have designed a follow-up survey that we will share with you in the coming days. Your responses to our questions in this new survey will help make sure that whatever product we provide is one that you want. Stay tuned!


2020 Annual Report

Have you read the 2020 Oikocredit Annual Report?

Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit recently published its annual results for 2020. While the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic had implications for the cooperative’s income, assets and portfolio, business continuity is secure thanks to the loyalty of its investors.

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