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As social impact investing enters the financial mainstream, the role of religious institutions as key drivers of the movement is evolving. Kevin Thomas, CEO of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) provided insight and guidance at a recent seminar for the Oikocredit Canada Support Association (OCSA) regarding current trends in faith-based investment.
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
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.
Karl Braun, Chair of Oikocredit Canada, reflects on the challenges faced in 2020 and outlines the opportunities and strategy for 2021.
International Development Week (IDW) serves as a reminder to acknowledge the impact and successes of organizations and individuals working to help people and communities facing poverty in low-income countries. Following on the IDW theme of “Go for the Goals”, Oikocredit aims to move forward in collaborative and positive ways towards reducing poverty and building a better world through sustainable finance and capacity building.