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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 20 Aug 2015
For the eighth year in a row, SOCAP15 will convene leading impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners for three full days of networking and engaging content at the intersection of money and meaning, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA, October 6-9.
Last year's sold out-event gathered more than 2,200 participants in September of 2014. For 2015 the SOCAP team is gearing up for over 2,500 attendees with over 100 sessions for learning, connecting, and meeting peers and potential partners.Read more: Event: SOCAP15 on October 6-9 - Discount Offer to FAST Members.
FAST Note from 12 Aug 2015
Since its founding, the foremost objective of the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) has been to promote sustainable economic development by improving efficiency and transparency in financial markets for sustainable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies.Read more: FAST Launches Planning Stages of New Online Platform and Invites Interested Parties to Submit Expression of Interest Forms.
FAST Note from 7 Aug 2015
"The results of WWF's new report challenge the assumption that the costs of FSC certification, particularly in the tropics, are greater than the benefits," said Rod Taylor, Director, WWF's Global Forests Programme. "This study shows that while the investment costs of entering into an FSC certification process can be considerable, for tropical forest operators and small or medium enterprises, the investment can be good for the bottom line. This is an important finding given the crucial role of these groups in safeguarding forests for the future."Read more: World Wildlife Fund launches report on FAST Member FSC: The Benefits of Forest Stewardship Council Certification.