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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 27 Mar 2015
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has recently publicized their collaborative discussion paper "Risk and Finance in the Coffee Sector: A Compendium of Case Studies Related to Improving Risk Management and Access to Finance in the Coffee Sector". This report was launched on March 2nd, 2015 , at the 114th session of the International Coffee Council in London. The study is the outcome of a collaborative work between the World Bank's Agricultural Risk Management Team and ICO.Read more: ICO Report on Risk and Finance in the Coffee Sector: How to Improve Risk Management and Access to Finance in the Coffee Sector.
FAST Note from 12 Mar 2015
The Agrifin Forum 2015 is a 4-day event, this year named "Lending to Agribusiness: Financing Agricultural Value Chains", which examines the opportunities for banks to use agricultural value chains to facilitate and expand lending to agriculture in a profitable and secure manner.Read more: AgriFin Forum 2015 | Lending to Agribusiness: Financing Agricultural Value Chains.
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.