Webinar: Climate change challenges and opportunities for credit unions

MADISON, WI (September 22, 2023) — 9:00 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (CDT) Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. It will require cooperation on a global scale. Credit unions have a unique role as member-owned cooperative financial institutions; they prioritize community resilience and long-term sustainability. This is an opportunity for credit unions to innovate, serve member needs and expand their relevance.

This World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) virtual event will explore some of the challenges climate change presents to sovereign credit ratings around the world and the impact that has on credit unions. The webinar will also explore some of the challenges credit unions in Africa and Ukraine face, and how they are working on climate-resilient solutions in response to those challenges.

This webinar will feature presentations from.

  • Kamiar Mohaddes, Professor of Economics and Policy, Cambridge University (UK)
  • Grace Akinyi, Head of Programs and Business Development, African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA)
  • Alisa Stetsyshyn, Lead Communications Consultant, USAID/WOCCU Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project in Ukraine.

About World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


Greg Neumann
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