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  1. Virtual study tour shows how Caravela Coffee improves the lives of small-holder coffee farmers

    May 5, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    On a virtual study tour of Caravela Coffee, the company which sources coffee from Latin American small-holder farmers and in which OI has a $4.7m equity stake,  participants were reminded that the coffee we drink can help improve the lives of people and our planet.

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  2. Canada buoyed by virtual conference with international Oikocredit Support Associations

    April 15, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    Oikocredit winter meeting on March 12-13, 2021. Read the key take-aways. 

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  3. Canadian investors talk transition to a net zero carbon economy

    March 16, 2021 - by Julie Scott, Ellen Pekilis - 0 comments

    If a transition to a net-zero carbon economy was not top of mind for Canadian investors before the February power outage in Texas,  it appears to be now. Speakers at the Responsible Investment Association’s (RIA) February 25 ESG Symposium repeated a common theme: all investors and all portfolio companies have to get started leveraging investment dollars to reduce Canada’s carbon footprint; the cost of inaction is too high.

    Oikocredit Canada Board members Julie Scott and Ellen Pekilis discuss why the message of this Symposium matters to impact investors

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  4. International Women’s Day: Let us empower and celebrate the wins!

    March 6, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    On this International Women's Day, tune in for an exclusive interview with Yolirruth Nuñez, Senior Social Performance and Capacity Building Officer at Oikocredit Peru.

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

    December 16, 2020 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    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. Here are their thoughts on lessons learned and next steps.

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