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  1. 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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  2. Oikocredit Member Spotlight: PWRDF - Collaborate to build back sustainable and resilient tomorrow

    June 14, 2021 - by Will Postma - 0 comments

    The COVID-19 crisis is testing the resiliency of our existing basic systems, from healthcare, social protection, education, value chains, to financial markets. Impact investment in communities is needed now more than ever to address the quickly changing and unevenly distributed health and economic consequences of the global pandemic. This makes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) more relevant today; it is time for the actors in the social impact sector to collaborate closely for a sustainable and resilient tomorrow.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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