Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST)

What is FAST?

FAST is an international non-profit association that represents financial institutions and sustainable producers dedicated to sustainable trade. Launched in May 2007, FAST is the pioneer in bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, working collectively to bridge the financing gap in the sustainable Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) finance sector. Members include socially oriented and alternative lending institutions, SME producers, development institutions and other stakeholders in the agricultural commodities supply chain. FAST is the global reference for data on sustainable SME finance and related markets.

Mission Statement

FAST facilitates efficiency, transparency, and stability in financial markets for sustainable SMEs by providing objective data while developing and promoting reporting and quality standards.


FAST aims to promote sustainable economic development by improving efficiency and transparency in financial markets for sustainable SMEs in emerging economies.

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