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ECCR: January 2018 Newsletter

eccr.png05 February 2018 ECCR's member in focus for January is Oikocredit. Featuring Oikocredit's case study on small-holder farmers and Oikocredit & ECCR's participation at the Faith Investment Summit in Switzerland. full story

Church Times: Good Money Week aims to repair a broken economy

Bristol Pound.jpg31 October 2017 As we enter into Good Money Week, Huw Spanner from the Church Times discusses how society can create positive change and become more inclusive. Huw invites society to think about how and where they spend their money. full story

Churches Together In Britain & Ireland: Providing low-income families with clean, affordable energy

CTE logo small.png31 October 2017 Oikocredit, a 42 year old international social investor, is helping make solar energy more accessible and affordable for some of the world's poorest communities in Africa. full story

Social Stock Exchange: Bringing pay-as-you go solar to those who need it most

PEG 1.jpg18 October 2017 In a world where 1.2 billion people lack access to clean, affordable and reliable energy, Oikocredit chooses to partner with renewable energy enterprises that are providing accessible and affordable energy to the world's most underserved communities. full story

Scottish International Development Alliance (The Alliance): How social investing is paving the way for clean affordable solar energy

Johan Elsen.jpg18 October 2017 With unreliable energy from the grid and toxic, flammable dangers from kerosene lamps, Oikocredit chooses to support solar energy providers such as PEG Ghana, who instead provide clean, affordable and a reliable form of energy for many low-income communities in Africa. full story

Oikocredit supports UK Good Money Week (8th-14th October)

GMW logo date 2017.png06 October 2017 Oikocredit alongside good friends, the Church of Scotland and ECCR, will be partnering up with UKSIF during Good Money Week to promote sustainable and ethical investing. full story

Co-operatives UK: How Pay-as-you-go solar is lighting up Ghana's micro-entrepreneurs

Co-op UK.png06 October 2017 Pay-as-you-go solar energy is becoming more accessible and affordable for low-income communities in Africa thanks to co-operative and social investor, Oikocredit, and their partner, PEG Solar Africa. full story

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-ops UK talks about Oikocredit around the world

Ed Mayo.jpg29 September 2017 Oikocredit is an international co-operative which invests in many co-operatives, particularly agricultural, in developing countries so as to pave the way to a fairer, more just world for co-operative smallholder farmers. full story

Co-operatives UK introduce social investor, Oikocredit, to celeberate International Co-ops Day

Co-op Pic.jpg29 September 2017 Since 1975, social investor and co-operative Oikocredit has continued to invest in more than 800 social enterprise partners and co-operatives across the world focusing particularly on co-operative ventures which other financial institutions deem too risky, but which pay dividends in the end. full story

In the Guardian: Oikocredit empowers excluded women with social investing

2016-10-31 Elektrikerausb.jpg29 September 2017 Oikocredit investee, Sekem, an Egyptian social enterprise which focuses on sustainable fair trade agriculture, education and health addresses gender inequality at its roots. full story