Smallholder producers need an estimated $450B every year in finance.
We're closing the financing gap.Learn how
Our members' investments impact 1.2M farmers each year.
We support rural livelihoods & healthy ecosystems.Learn how
Our research and analytics identify markets with potential
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Join us! Together we will unleash the potential of financial markets for sustainable businesses in the developing world.
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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26 May 2016
FAST has recently co-published a report that maps the requirements of major seafood standards across environmental issues. It calls for intergovernmental support to link investment to the adoption of sustainable practices.
25 May 2016
For the COP21 climate conference in Paris, Profundo researched how the financing of renewable and fossil fuels by 75 financial institutions developed between 2004-2014.
17 May 2016
Early registration for FAST's Online Financial Access Platform begins June 2016.
03 May 2016
A WWF report last year showed that international banks and investors recognize the need to integrate environmental, social and governance issues in their lending and investing practices, and recognize the issues of deforestation and climate change. But the industry – particularly local and regional banks – has a long way to go to “do more good,” rather than simply doing less harm.