February 02, 2018

In memory of Jason Potts

It is with deep sadness that FAST informs the passing of Mr. Jason Potts, founder of the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) on January 31st, 2018. He leaves an inspiring legacy behind, as co-founder, past President and Advisor of our organization. We acknowledge his vision, inspiration, passion and his humane touch. FAST had recently informed Jason that the Board of Directors of FAST decided to give him the recognition of Honorary President of FAST for his outstanding contribution to the organization.

His research on the impacts and opportunities associated with eco-labeling and other supply chain sustainability initiatives such as Fairtrade, Organics, Forest Stewardship Council, Rainforest Alliance etc. has been used by global standards bodies, governmental organizations and the private sector including: the Canadian, Swiss, UK, Norwegian, Belgian, US, Chinese and Dutch Governments; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the European Commission (EC); Kraft, Nestle, Cadburys and Citigroup.

Mr. Potts co-founded several organizations/initiatives such as the Sustainable Commodity Initiative (SCI), Co-founder of the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST), Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and the Sustainable Commodity Assistance Network (SCAN), and a leading contributor to many sustainable initiatives with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). 

 

As suggested by his close family and friends feel free to donate in Jason’s memory to the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST). You can donate here:https://www.paypal.me/FASTinmemoryofJP