Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
December 2020

Oikocredit News and Updates

 

We're hiring! Work with us.

Oikocredit Canada is seeking a part-time highly organized, self-motivated and passionate team player to take the lead in social media and marketing, and execution of specified strategic initiatives. The role is for approximately 60-70 hours per month at $30/hour. Read more and apply now!

 

Why are SMEs important to Oikocredit?

According to the World Bank, SMEs contribute up to 40% to the national GDP in emerging economies. In his latest blog, Hans Perk, Oikocredit's Regional Director Africa & Global Agricultural Sector Specialist, explains the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how Oikocredit supports them through its partners.

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Call for Supervisory Board applications

Oikocredit is seeking skilled and experienced individuals to be appointed to its Supervisory Board during its annual general meeting to be held in June 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in emerging technology and digitization, investor relations, marketing, communications, capital formation, and fundraising.

Read more and apply by December 31 >
 

Q3 quarterly report: Maintaining stability

Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the third quarter of 2020. Click here to read the report.

 

Cooperative conversations: with Anita Clemons of the Members’ Council

We recently had a conversation with Anita Clemons from the Presbyterian Foundation, one of the latest members of the Oikocredit Members’ Council (MC). She talks about what it means to be a members’ council, cooperative values such as transparency, about her hopes for the MC and the Oikocredit cooperative.

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Oikocredit Canada Investor Engagement Survey

How do you want to invest? Have your say! We are working hard at Oikocredit Canada to identify potential new impact investment products for Canadians. Last chance to help inform our new product developments with this short survey.

Take the 5-minute survey >
 

Canadian ESG Assets Surge to $3.2 Trillion

The RIA recently published its 2020 Canadian Responsible Investment (RI) Trends report. According to the report, RI assets grew from $2.1 trillion at the end of 2017 to $3.2 trillion as at December 31st, 2019. This represents a 48% increase in RI assets under management over two years.

Read the full report >
 

Oikocredit Canada logs into Canada’s innovation and social finance event

Billed as Canada's leading conference for people who believe that innovation can create a better world, the MaRS Impact Week (formerly the Social Finance Forum) has long been a key event on the Oikocredit Canada calendar. This year three Oikocredit Canada directors logged onto Zoom the first week of December to listen to the 230+ speakers and network with the 5,000 other attendees. Read this Q&A for their thoughts on lessons learned and next steps. 

 

Have you read the 2020 Oikocredit Impact Report?

We would love to hear your feedback about the 2020 Impact Report. Send us an email to let us know what you thought! Haven't read it yet? Click the button below to download the report and find out what what goes into making the report in this interview with our Global Social Performance Specialist.

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