Press releases

Oikocredit sells stake in Financiera Confianza

24 October 2017 Social investor Oikocredit has exited Peruvian microfinance institution Financiera Confianza for an undisclosed amount. full story

Oikocredit appoints Laura Pool as chief risk officer

13 September 2017 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

27 June 2017 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

15 June 2017 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

22 March 2017 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

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

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