Tor G. Gull steps in as managing director. The UN adopts the Millennium Development Goals, which include many of Oikocredit’s aims such as gender equality and poverty reduction. The close of the decade sees Oikocredit awarded CGAP’s social performance award for transparency and innovation: a major industry honour.
Oikocredit announces 2008 as the Year of Fair Trade and emphasizes its support for fair trade organizations through loans, credit lines, equity investments and guarantees. More
Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Foundation are awarded the Nobel Peace prize for creating economic and social development from below. More