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Oikocredit International Newsletter
December 2014

A sustainable investment approach

At Oikocredit, we believe investing can offer more than just one type of return. That's why we invest in various kinds of organizations that offer positive change – financial, social or environmental. Having opened a renewable energy unit earlier this year, this edition will focus on sustainable investing and why this is an important sector for Oikocredit.

In this final edition for 2014, you’ll find a letter from our managing director, David Woods, about what Oikocredit achieved this year and what’s ahead for 2015. You’ll also find an interview with renewable energy financing expert, David ten Kroode, the latest facts and figures as well as two partner stories. These two partner stories reflect not only Oikocredit’s focus on social investing, but also our support for agricultural value chains.

International News

Letter from Oikocredit's managing director

Read an end-of-year letter from our managing director, David Woods. In this letter you’ll read about our various positive changes and achievements in 2014 as well as what’s to expect going into a new year.

Read the letter

Investing in clean energy

In mid-2014 Oikocredit welcomed renewable energy financing expert, David ten Kroode, who will build-up and manage the renewable energy portfolio. Read about the investment strategy and why clean energy is a good fit for Oikocredit.

Read the interview

Oikocredit International facts and figures

Read our latest facts and figures for the 3rd quarter of 2014. This also includes two of our latest deals; one to a microfinance institution in the Philippines and the other to a credit union in Mexico.

Facts and figures

Partner stories

Supporting a sustainable coffee value chain

Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda (COCAFCAL) is a coffee-producing cooperative in Honduras. COCAFCAL produces organic and fairtrade coffee which is then sold to the national as well as international market. Read more about what it’s like to be an environmentally friendly coffee producer.

Read more about the coffee value chain

A people, planet, profit investment fund

Oikocredit invests directly in organizations as well as a small number of social or sustainable funds. One of Oikocredit’s sustainable investments is in EcoEnterprises Fund. Here’s an interview with president and CEO of the fund, Tammy Newmark, about sustainable investing and why EcoEnterprises and Oikocredit are a good fit.

Read the interview

About the image in the header

Coffee producer, José Isidro Lara Calidonio (pictured left), is one of more than 800 coffee producing members of Oikocredit partner, Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda (COCAFCAL) in Honduras.

Read more about COCAFCAL

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