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Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
A global, member driven, non-profit association, FAST represents lenders and producers dedicated to bringing sustainable products to market.
FAST brings together this diverse group of stakeholders for the first time to work collectively to increase the number of producers in developing nations who can successfully access quality trade finance, tailored to their business needs, as they enter sustainable markets.
- FAST Member RegCharles Shares Insights on Impact Investing at Sustainable Banking Forum - 14 May 2014
- FAST President & CEO Noemi Perez Honored with CCLAQ Award - 19 Nov 2013
- Information is the key to SME finance - 15 Nov 2013
- Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) Launching a New Strategy at SCAA - 22 May 2013
FAST Note from 24 Feb 2015
The International Executive Service Corps (IESC), has been operating as an OPIC Loan Originator for 10 years now. Recently, they have decided to expand their efforts in assisting high-potential SMEs in developing countries to access needed finance. To do this, they need someone to help in managing their current and growing portfolio of potential investee SMEs.Read more: Opportunity with FAST Partner IESC: Capital Advisory/Investment Facilitation Consultant Position.
FAST Note from 11 Feb 2015
Over the past decade, impact investment has grown from serving a niche market for social investors to recognition as a distinct asset class for mainstream finance. Global leaders now recognize the importance of impact investment in bringing about a transition to sustainable economic development. As the sector grows, investors and other stakeholders are seeking the actual results associated with impact investing, making impact measurement a growing priority.Read more: Expanded IRIS Guides and Research Section: Now Includes FAST 2013 Report On Impact Measurement.
FAST Note from 5 Feb 2015
FAST, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is laying the groundwork for its second Tanzanian FAST Financial Fair (FFF) for agricultural SMEs and Financial Service Providers. The precursor to this event was a financial literacy training workshop, held for 20 agricultural SMEs which greatly contribued to the strength financial management knowledge of the participants.Read more: FAST in East Africa: Facilitating Access to Finance in Tanzania.