Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
September 2022

Oikocredit International Updates


Q2 2022 quarterly report: Mixed outcomes as economic uncertainty persists

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 second quarter of 2022.

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Why Oikocredit is switching to the Gall-Peters projection map

Maps not only represent the world, they shape the way we see it. The Gall-Peters projection map presents all countries in the correct in size in relation to each other. This map is appropriate for Oikocredit because we want to promote a more balanced and less Eurocentric view of the world.

In this blog, Nina Alff, from Oikocredit Support Association Baden-Württemberg, explains why Oikocredit has decided to switch to the Gall-Peters projection of the world map.

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Caroline Mulwa appointed as Regional Director for Africa

Experienced impact investment professional Caroline Mulwa was promoted to Regional Director Africa. Caroline has over 20 years’ of experience in the financial sector in both commercial banking and values-based banking.

Earlier in her career, Caroline worked in commercial banking at ABSA before joining Oikocredit in 2007 as Project Manager. She was appointed as Country Manager in 2009 where she was responsible for implementing Oikocredit’s strategy in Kenya and developed the credit portfolio in financial inclusion and agriculture sectors.

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Oikocredit North America News and Updates


It is Important to Find Balance in Life!

Oikocredit Canada Support Association (OCSA) is led by a volunteer board of directors.

Though we know them professionally today, we dig deep and ask them some informal questions to get to know them better and learn more about their passions and hopes for the future.

Know your Director will be an ongoing blog series. 

This month we get to know OCSA director Jack Bolland.

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Convergence interviews Oikocredit partner Acqua For All

Aqua for All is a not-for-profit focused on access to clean water and good sanitation in frontier markets in Asia and Africa. In the last two years they started exploring how to use their funding in smarter and more effective ways and move beyond providing one off grants for projects and companies. They now work with social enterprises, financial institutions, and impact investors to accelerate access to finance through blended finance structures both at the enterprise and fund level. Aqua for All has deployed catalytic funding into a range of blended finance structures by providing technical assistance, design stage funding to enable proof of concepts and feasibility of new models, results-based funding i.e. their Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) program, and as first loss or as guarantees in different fund structures.

We spoke to Shabana Abbas, Innovative Finance Lead at Aqua for All, about their unique Impact-Linked Fund for WASH, how they measure their impact, the gaps and opportunities they see in the blended finance market, and much more.

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CIFSC Publishes Responsible Investment Identification Framework

The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (CIFSC) has formally published its Responsible Investment (RI) Identification Framework.

The CIFSC RI Identification framework was developed in collaboration with Canadian industry stakeholders, including research firms, data providers, asset managers, and industry bodies as a way for Canadian investors to find investment products that have disclosed they use a responsible investment approach.

The approaches defined in the framework are complementary to the CSA’s recent guidance on ESG fund disclosures, as well as the CFA Institute’s Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products. 

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Have you read the Annual Report?

Oikocredit published Annual Report 2021. In this report you can learn about the financial results for 2021 and reports on a successful year of rebuilding and rebalancing after the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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