Analytics

We track and analyze key data in order to advance the SME finance sector.

Our strategy

  • Illuminate investment opportunities in key agricultural sectors around the world to increase capital flow to sustainable producers
  • Demonstrate the commercial viability of the SME finance sector to attract new investors and catalyze growth

  • Uncover the financial market trends and innovations to guide and support our members in key business decisions

  • Track the social, environmental and economic impacts of SME finance

The past decade has seen investment in agriculture surge from a niche market for impact investors to a distinct asset class for mainstream finance. However, information on the market trends and impacts of these investments is largely non-existent.

We believe that data plays a critical role. Our researchers are developing tools and making discoveries that are helping our members pursue new opportunities and understand key challenges while taking practical steps to convert those opportunities into successful businesses.

Analytics Solutions


Our analytics team uses a sophisticated portfolio of innovative research tools. Our analytics and reports are tailored to meet the information needs of our financial institutions and investors as they navigate the dynamic agricultural SME finance sector. Experience and industry intelligence enable our researchers to transform raw data into meaningful information to help you make informed decisions.

 Measuring Impact

Recent growth in agricultural impact investing is led, in large part, by a desire to achieve social and environmental impact. As more investors move into this field, it is increasingly important to understand their performance against common indicators and benchmarks in collaboration with the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS). We’ve laid the groundwork for a common framework for investors, financial institutions and SMEs to monitor and report their impact.

 Understanding Financial Markets


We’re pioneering research on the market conditions, performance and trends of the SME finance sector. We are working closely with our financial institutions, financial service providers and other industry data houses to develop a data collection and reporting system.

 Exploring Sustainable Goods Markets

We’re tracking activity in sustainable agriculture markets and making sense of the trends, challenges and opportunities. We have partnered with key research institutions like The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) as well as some of the top sustainability initiatives to bring our members a deeper understanding of certified sustainable goods and the SMEs that produce them.

 

Information Services


Our information services support all your analytics needs, from a single question to a sector-wide system, helping you achieve your objectives in an increasingly competitive financial marketplace. You’ll get the critical answers you need to improve efficiency and accelerate your reach.

Questions? We have the answers.

Our information services support all of your analytics needs - from a single question to a sector-wide question - to help you achieve your objectives in an increasingly competitive financial marketplace. You’ll get the critical answers you need to improve efficiency and accelerate your reach.

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