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Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade



The CFC provides a range of financial instruments for the support of business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries that, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

The CFC is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries. Interested organizations are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed format. The submission period has been extended and will now close on 17 May 2015.

The Common Fund for Commodities implemented the first Development Impact Bond in the commodity sector: an innovative result-based mechanism to finance projects aimed at achieving development impact. The Development Impact Bond was implemented to finance a project dedicated to strenghten and modernize cocoa and coffee production in the Peruvian Amazon Region.

FAST and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) have launched a survey addressed to investors to identify opportunities and incentives of impact investments in sustainable forestry.