Our members are at the heart
of everything we do.

With 19 financial institutions at the helm, our financial members are responsible for more than 80% of global sustainable SME finance.

Our Members are united in a common belief

that we can achieve economic development by improving efficiency and increasing transparency in financial markets for sustainable businesses in emerging economies.

Our Members envision a world where

we alleviate poverty, improve financial inclusion, create employment opportunities, improve working conditions, promote environmental stewardship and sustainable production practices and ensure global food security.

Interested in becoming a member?

For more information about joining FAST, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Serena.

Serena Thomson

Tel: +1-514-759-66269am-5pm EST

150 Members

An international network with members in over 30 countries worldwide.
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19 Financial Institutions

Leaders in SME finance working together to close the ‘finance gap’

1 Goal

Building businesses and livelihoods through SME finance.

Member Benefits

 Visibility

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    Logo featured on FAST’s website with company description and link

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    Publication of members initiative’s updates on FAST’s website and logo recognition in social media and other high visibility materials and events

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    Use of FAST’s seal as industry leader in the impact investment (member of Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade)

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    Logo in FAST’s annual report

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    Access to quarterly bulletin

 Networking

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    FAST networking opportunities in finance marketplace and sustainable global supply chain

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    Discounted rates to FAST events and FAST Pass* for selected events 

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    Invitation to be nominated as candidate and participate in the election of the Board of Directors

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    Invitation to participate in committees and working groups with international experts contributing to global and local projects

 Knowledge

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    Access to selected documents published online

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    Opportunity to take active role as panelists and trainers

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    Exclusive invitations to industry and training webinars

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    Peer-learning

*FAST Pass: Special access and discounts to the most important and relevant events in the industry.

With all benefits come obligations. CLICK HERE to read FAST's membership obligations.

Meet Our Members

Our members include financial institutions, non-governmental development-focused organizations, certification bodies, export agencies, and SMEs, including producer organizations,  cooperatives, and private companies.

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Member Spotlight

07 July 2015

Overseas Private Investment Corporation – OPIC Impact Award Winners: Root Capital

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. Government's development finance institution that operates on a self-sustaining basis to mobilize capital to solve critical development challenges. In recent years, OPIC has increased its focus on renewable resources, by supporting investments in renewable energy, clean water, forest preservation, and sustainable agriculture, which are all essential to feeding a growing planet.

10 November 2014

Fairtrade Canada Welcomes Chief Adam Tampuri, Ghana Cashew Farmer and Chair of Fairtrade Africa

This Fall, our member Fairtrade Canada welcomed Chief Adam Tampuri, a cashew farmer from Ghana, to visit many partners and stakeholders across Canada such as Fairtrade licensees, and universities and towns supporting Fair Trade.

10 November 2014

Root Capital seeking to raise $100K in the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge

Help our member Root Capital raise $100K in the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge! Root Capital is once again participating in the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by the Skoll Foundation that every year seeks to help some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs raise funds to support their work. The Challenge runs until December 5. The top 20 organizations to get the greatest number of donations (not dollars) from unique donors before noon on Tuesday, November 11th, will each win $5,000.

14 May 2014

FAST Member RegCharles Shares Insights on Impact Investing at Sustainable Banking Forum

On Tuesday, March 4th 2014, FAST member RegCharles presented on behalf of FAST, on the Climate Change Panel at the International Sustainable Banking Forum in Lagos. The Forum was hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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As FSC requires best practices for forest management, we are committed to support FAST's work facilitating access to finance for small and medium businesses and communities that make responsible use of the forests. 

Joachim Meier-Dörnberg, FSC

Rabobank (Rabo Rural Fund) has been a member of FAST since the beginning. FAST carries out important work to close the "finance gap" in developing economies and provides a community for the social finance industry to exchange ideas and knowledge.

Ellen Bogers, Rabobank

As a founding member, we have seen how FAST has been able to adapt and change with the evolving needs of the social lending sector. Due to this responsiveness and adaptability, Alterfin has had increasing synergy with FAST over the years.

Saul Castro, Alterfin