Press releases

Oikocredit appoints Laura Pool as chief risk officer

Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Social investor Oikocredit today announced that Laura Pool is to become its chief risk officer with effect from 18 December. She will head Oikocredit’s risk department and join the managing board. full story

40 million people reached in 2016 by organisations financed by Oikocredit

Social impact investor Oikocredit’s latest Social and Environmental Performance Report shows 84 per cent of those reached were women full story

International cooperative Oikocredit holds development finance meetings in Accra

Oikocredit brought 150 people from 33 countries to Ghana for its annual general meeting and financial inclusion conference full story

Oikocredit surpasses € 1 billion development financing milestone in 2016

Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Today social investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit published its financial results for 2016, revealing a development financing portfolio of €1,047.2 million, up 16% on 2015. full story

Thos Gieskes appointed as managing director of Oikocredit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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