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Thank you #EdMayo @CooperativesUK for this thoughtful piece about the SDGs, Oikocredit and Cooperatives.

I have an uplifting set of figures land today from the ethical investment network, Oikocredit International, which operates out of offices in 31 countries worldwide. Here in the UK, we are proud to…
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What can #social and #environmental #returns on your everyday #investments look like in numbers? A summary in one #infographic plus a full #outcomes report...Not to mention, images of those who benefit on the ground thanks to @opmeerreports

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The power of cooperatives in helping us target some of the biggest challenges we face in the world.

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It is International Co-operatives Day... so, on the final day of Co‑operatives Fortnight we have a superb story looking at the impact of Oikocredit UK & Ireland.... Read and share... this really does show how co-ops can transform people's lives.
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So proud of the great work the @Oikocredit teams, our #socialenterprise partners and their end clients do to create #positive #triplebottomline #returns for #people, #planet and #profit.

Today these results and more were released in Oikocredit’s Social and Environmental Performance Report for 2016.
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Read all about the true financial, social and environmental impact of Oikocredit's #socialenterprise partners. Report out now. It's a happy read...

Read our latest weekly news digest featuring SSX members Oikocredit UK & Ireland, Capital for Colleagues and Milestone Group.

By Gary Mead - SSX Editor and Partner with Orwell
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So much attention is focused on Oikocredit’s good works that it’s easy to forget it is also a business. In 2016 – its 41st year of operations – Oikocredit becam...e quite a chunky business too, surpassing €1 billion in development financing, according to its latest 88-page financial report.
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if you look at what Oikocredit wants to do in general, it is to work with people at the bottom of the pyramid – to give them the opportunity to...
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Wonderful Guardian Sustainable Business story of how #social #impact #investing can help #communitydevelopment, as well as care taking the #planet and ensuring us a great cup of tea!

In northern India, the Ambootia Tea Group is using impact investment to boost financial security and improve the livelihoods of its employees
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One of the most hotly debated subjects in #impactinvesting is how to measure the social and environmental impact of your investment.

We're therefore very proud to be awarded a gong by #responsibleinvestor @RI_News_Alert, chosen from the #IEA Top 400 list plus all #PRI signatories - that's 1534 different firms in total, with "only 164 incorporating sustainable investment reporting worthy of consideration"!

The judges said about Oikocredit International: We "demonstrate a cle...ar overview integrating financial, environmental and social performance indicators, and highlight a hands-on approach to monitoring the social and environmental impact of our investments.

Thanks go to our #socialenterprise partners in particular and their end clients who so desperately need our investors' capital.

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Family Offices Conference - Wednesday 10th May - Aligning assets with values to enrich our world ow.ly/HUtP30aAM3u sponsored by Barclays UK #investinchange #ssxfoconf

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Divine CEO Sophi Tranchell shares her #CEOsecrets with BBC Business News, including the importance of asking questions, and why lack of experience can be a real asset!

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Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate, says don't be afraid to ask questions
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Sweetness of partnership in supporting social enterprises.

We're giving away 30 Divine Chocolate UK tasting kits, in partnership with Oikocredit UK & Ireland. Easy to enter, just click here!

At Ethex, we want to help people save and invest, not only for financial gain, but for social and ethical impact too. We're proud to partner with OikoCredit UK and Divine Chocolate to offer you the chance to win a Divine Chocolate tasting set - 12 bars of luxurious Fairtrade certified ch
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To tackle some of the biggest problems we face in the world, our UK capital-raising partner - Ethex , and our Fairtrade partner - Divine Chocolate UK have teamed up to encourage more people to do more ethical investing and more ethical shopping. Check out the Ethex facebook page via the link below to see just how they are both sweetly enticing you to taste a little social impact investing and Fairtrade chocolate...* (Terms and Conditions apply).

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Create and Share Beautiful Contests on your Facebook Page.
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G8 piece:How individuals & organisations cn target #poverty #climatechange #gender w #investments http://buff.ly/2nfpMov Ethical Corporation #wcc

Oikocredit announced today that its United Kingdom and Ireland office raised €2m in 2016 with the help of ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank.
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How can smallholder farmers in emerging countries protect themselves without help from patient investors and public -private partnerships

How can #smallholder #farmers protect themselves from fluctuating produce prices? Oikocredit has teamed with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Fair Trade U...SA, Keurig Green Mountain and Catholic Relief Services to equip coffee producers’ organizations in Latin America with the skills and tools needed for combating price volatility. Read more: https://www.oikocredit.coop/…/oikocredit-and-idb-help-latin…

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Oikocredit has teamed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Fair Trade USA, Keurig Green Mountain and Catholic Relief Services for a unique three-year capacity building project to support smallholder coffee farmers facing volatile markets.
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Great article in Invest Edinburgh about The Scottish Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange, which focuses on ‘profit with a purpose’, is preparing for a full launch in Scotland.
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