Press releases

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

Oikocredit: Investing in a more just world

10 June 2015 Impact investment pioneer celebrates its 40th anniversary in Berlin. full story

Another solid result for social investment pioneer, Oikocredit

24 March 2015 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today announced another set of solid results for the full year ended 31 December 2014. full story

Oikocredit increases investments in low-income countries

23 June 2014 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today released its social performance results for 2013. The results reflect data reported by 608 of Oikocredit’s partner organizations. full story

Oikocredit delivers solid financial results

19 March 2014 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, recorded another set of solid results for the full year ended 31 December 2013. full story

Oikocredit to further increase agricultural investments

26 November 2013 Social investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit will increase investments in the agricultural sector in the next three years as part of its agriculture strategy.

The strategic investment focus was developed several years ago as Oikocredit saw that economic growth originating in agriculture had a greater impact in raising the income and quality of life of the working poor. full story

Oikocredit committed to client welfare

14 June 2013 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, today released its social performance results for 2012 at the annual general meeting in Cambodia. The social results reflect data reported to Oikocredit by over 634 organizations, reaffirming the commitment of Oikocredit’s partners to social goals and performance. full story

A positive year of financial and social results for Oikocredit

11 March 2013 For the full year ended 31 December 2012, social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, recorded another positive year of social and financial results. With 854 partners across 67 countries, Oikocredit continued its strategic focus on Africa, agriculture and inclusive finance. Loan approvals were at record levels in 2012, reaching € 234 million, up 11% from € 211 million the previous year. New equity investments totaled € 12.5 million of these approvals, bringing the total number of approved equity holdings to 49. full story

David Woods to begin as Managing Director Oikocredit

17 December 2012 Social investor and worldwide cooperative, Oikocredit, will welcome Mr David Woods as its new managing director from 1 January 2013. full story

Social Investment Organization and Oikocredit announce new appointment for Eugene Ellmen

23 November 2012 The Social Investment Organization and Oikocredit announced today that Eugene Ellmen will be resigning his post as SIO Executive Director to assume the new position of National Director for Oikocredit Canada. full story

FMO and Oikocredit creating opportunities in low income countries

20 June 2012 Dutch development bank FMO and social investor Oikocredit have launched a €10 million fund to create business opportunities in low income countries. By providing access to finance, the Low Income Countries (LIC) Fund aims to support micro and small entrepreneurs in countries recognized by the United Nations as low income. full story

The full picture: 500 MFIs report social data for 2011

15 June 2012 Close to 500 microfinance institutions around the world have reported social performance data to private microfinance investor Oikocredit. The data, to be released today in Stockholm, Sweden, reflects the organization’s dedication to prioritising microfinance clients by advancing the analysis of social goals. The report draws on 2011 data submitted by 495 of Oikocredit’s microfinance partners - a 20% jump in data participation since data collection began in 2008. full story

2011 figures: Oikocredit shows its strength in diversity

13 March 2012 Amersfoort, 13 March 2012 - Oikocredit has concluded another year of solid return for its investors and partners, demonstrating its strength in a diverse portfolio. full story

ICCO and Oikocredit affirm joint commitment to development

14 July 2011 The Dutch development agency ICCO and Oikocredit International signed a five-year contract of cooperation for a total amount of EUR 15 million. The contract is a renewal of a long-standing partnership between the two organizations. full story

Oikocredit presents Social Performance Report 2010

16 June 2011 Access to credit empowers 28 million borrowers

The social results of microfinance should be as fundamental to the sector’s growth as financial results. Today, Oikocredit releases its Social Performance Report at the Annual General Meeting in Tanzania. This report shows positive change in the lives of borrowers, particulary women in rural areas, in line with Oikocredit’s vision to responsibly reach more people with fair finance. full story

Rotary and Oikocredit launch strategic partnership to support entrepreneurs in developing countries

13 April 2011 Entrepreneurs and microfinance institutions in developing countries will benefit from a new strategic partnership between the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, a global humanitarian service organization, and Oikocredit, a Netherlands-based cooperative financial institution that promotes socially responsible investing. full story