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  1. Results from Oikocredit Canada's Stakeholder Survey

    September 20, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    Oikocredit Canada and Kindred initiated a survey between Sep 2020-2021 to understand the profile of stakeholders and indentify characteristics of investment products. Read the blog on the results and way forward.

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  2. As impact investing goes mainstream, how do investors lookout for impact washing?

    August 13, 2021 - by Julie Scott, Carla Pellegrini - 0 comments

    At this year’s RIA Conference the S (social) in ESG factors to consider when investing, got as much airtime as the E (environmental) and G (governance). Conference speakers and participants agreed that investors increasingly expect the companies in their portfolios to grow, not just for the sake of growing, but in order to have a positive impact on communities - both people and the planet. But with the barrage of research and data on the impact of investments, how can investors be sure their investments deliver real world outcomes not impact washing?

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  3. DEI Discussion at AGM: Resilience and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion go hand in hand 

    June 17, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    Resilience was a word that cropped up again and again at the 2021 Oikocredit (OI) AGM and Members’ Meeting. While the OI Capacity Building team credited partners for their resilience in adapting to this year’s pandemic by increasing risk management training, the finance team credited clients with increasing digitization and improving communication. Another facet of resilience also got air time when the US and Canada Support Associations hosted a discussion on diversity equity and inclusion (DEI).

    Sara Shoff, Chief Operating Officer of Oikocredit US (OUS), spoke to us about the DEI discussion and how DEI will be central to building resilience for Oikocredit in North America.

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  4. Global social impact investor, Oikocredit Canada announces new appointments to board of directors

    June 14, 2021 - by Julie Scott - 0 comments

    New Board members bring expertise in international development, impact investment, partnerships, governance, risk management, marketing and international business diplomacy

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  5. 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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