Apart from giving loans, Oikocredit also invests in a number of its partners. For its investments, Oikocredit seeks out partners with a high social impact.
When we invest in a company, our aim is to assist that company is becoming stronger and more effective in reaching its goals, to the benefit of stakeholders and intended beneficiaries.
This means that Oikocredit has an active role in the governance of investee companies and makes sure that we add value to them. This includes providing advice and contacts, offering technical assistance where appropriate, and making sure that the company complies with environmental, social and governance requirements.
Long-term investment perspective
Our equity investments have a long-term investment perspective, are demand-driven and flexible. We can provide equity or quasi-equity (including convertible debt) tailored to meet the needs of potential investee institutions.
Oikocredit invests mostly in organizations that share our mission and values and focus on social benefits.