Smallholder producers need an estimated $450B every year in finance.
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FAST is your partner in broadening the reach of sustainable SME finance. Our holistic strategy engages a dynamic group of stakeholders and supports them in their respective roles to scale the sector.
Our member financial institutions are leaders in sustainable SME finance and are committed to creating a positive social, economic and environmental impact on the businesses and communities they serve.
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01 May 2018
The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Raúl Gómez Velásquez as the organizations new Executive Director. FAST is a non-profit dedicated to improving access to finance for sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide.
02 February 2018
It is with deep sadness that FAST informs the passing of Mr. Jason Potts, founder of the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) on January 31st, 2018. He leaves an inspiring legacy behind, as co-founder, past President and Advisor of our organization. We acknowledge his vision, inspiration, passion and his humane touch. FAST Board of Directors decided to give him the recognition of Honorary President of FAST for his outstanding contribution to the organization.
24 November 2017
FAST international’s President & CEO Noemi Perez attended the Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World (SW4FW) Global Meeting held by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome
24 October 2017
FAST has received the highly commended award for Public and Not-For Profit Sectors at the Finance for the Future Awards 2017.