Impact News Roundup - September 2021
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Insights from Yale School of Management
How is sustainable finance is changing? Find out in the August episode of Alignment: Using Your Values to Invest in Social Change.
Oikocredit US' CEO Matt Eldridge and COO Sara Shoff sat down with Namrita Kapur, Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management, to discuss how sustainable finance is changing. Namrita combines a unique mix of traditional finance skills from her time in investment banking with environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact assessment experience as a senior leader in the nonprofit space. Currently, she advises the National Geographic Society on its philanthropic impact investing strategy; and, consults to several philanthropists, including founders of one of the oldest venture capital firms and of a Fortune 500 company.
Visit our archive to watch each episode of Alignment.
Overcoming Covid-19 Challenges in India
What does social impact investing currently look like in India? How are our partners and the clients they serve? Find out in this interview with the Director the Oikocredit subsidiary Maanaveeya in India.
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CrossBoundary Energy Access, Oikocredit, Triodos IM, and EDFI ElectriFI Provide Financing To PowerGen
This initiative enables PowerGen to set up 28 solar photovoltaic and battery powered mini grids in rural Nigeria providing access to electricity for 55,000 people. "PowerGen said this is a ‘1st’ for mini-grids in Africa at this scale. It has already commissioned 6 sites through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) which the company believes will help the denizens of Africa’s largest economy to deal with poor energy access, particularly in rural areas where only 25% have access to electricity forcing them to depend on harmful and expensive diesel generators and kerosene."
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Oikocredit Invests €1.6 Million in Comafruits to Support Mali Mango Value Chain
The mango industry needs support to increase the economic impact this valuable crop has for local farmers - see how Oikocredit International's new partnership with Comafruits is supporting the mango value chain!
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"We Need to Think Bigger."
Calvert Impact Capital CEO Jennifer Pryce shares her insights with the International Finance Corporation. She discusses the current growing interest in impact investing. "We need to offer more products to the market, and we need to make it easier and more accessible for investors."
Performance in an Unpredictable Environment
Q2 results are in - check out how Oikocredit International's investors have helped the cooperative through the economic challenges of 2021. Investor loyalty, ongoing support for partners and a promising pipeline of new lending and investing give us confidence.