International News

Thos Gieskes appointed as managing director of Oikocredit

07 February 2017 Amersfoort – the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that it will welcome Thos Gieskes as its new managing director as of April 2017. full story

Major agricultural lenders affirm shared environmental and social principles

06 February 2017 Nairobi, Kenya — Oikocredit and eight other Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. full story

Oikocredit boosts stake in Bolivia’s Banco Fie

24 November 2016 The capital increase more than doubles the social investor’s equity stake in this leading Latin American microfinance institution. full story

USAID and Oikocredit join forces to bring financing to agriculture in West Africa

17 November 2016 A new USAID facility of up to US $ 24 million will guarantee Oikocredit loans to smallholder farmers in cashew, fruit and cereal value chains. full story

Oikocredit supports expansion of home solar in West Africa with PEG Ghana

03 November 2016 Financing from Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder will support PEG’s goal of supplying 500,000 households with off-grid energy by 2020 full story

Oikocredit appoints Hann Verheijen as credit director

15 September 2016 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social investor Oikocredit today announced that Hann Verheijen will become its new credit director with effect from 1 October. He will oversee Oikocredit’s lending to partner organizations in over 70 countries. In carrying out his new role, Verheijen will take a seat on Oikocredit’s managing board in Amersfoort. full story

Solid social results for Oikocredit; investments in low-income countries up 22%

17 June 2016 Leading social investor, Oikocredit, today announced its social performance results for 2015. Result highlights include: Investments in low-income countries up 22% to € 132 million Clients reached... full story

Oikocredit grows total portfolio by 23%, reaches record investments in Africa

23 March 2016 Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 23 March 2016 Global impact investor, Oikocredit, today announced its results for the full year ended 31 December 2015, passing a historic € 1 billion milestone in ... full story

Bart van Eyk appointed equity and business development director

07 July 2015 Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today announced the appointment of Bart van Eyk as equity and business development director from 1 August 2015. full story

Strong social and sustainable results for impact investor, Oikocredit

16 June 2015 Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 16 June 2015 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today released its social performance results for 2014. The results reflect data reported by 591 of... full story