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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 11 May 2015
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.Read more: Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) Invites Proposals Seeking Support for Commodity Development Activities.
FAST Note from 27 Apr 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.Read more: Cocoa and Coffee Production by Indigenous Ashaninka People.
FAST Note from 23 Apr 2015
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.Read more: FAST Launches Survey for Investors on Sustainable Forestry.