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Reports

A Spanish language guide describing the opportunities and challenges for investing in forestry in Mexico, which has contributed to the conception and design of new financial products targeting the sector.

A Spanish language guide describing the opportunities and challenges for investing in forestry in Guatemala, which has contributed to the conception and design of new financial products targeting the sector

A Spanish language guide describing the opportunities and challenges for investing in forestry in Bolivia, which has contributed to the conception and design of new financial products targeting the sector.

A Spanish language guide detailing the opportunities and challenges related to investing in forestry in Peru, which has contributed to the conception and design of new financial products targeting the sector.

FAST SIAMT 2.0 is an impact measurement framework and set of indicators to measure the impact of investments in SMEs that are actively engaged in sustainable forestry operations, in both natural forests and plantations.

FAST SIAMT 2.0 is an impact measurement framework and set of indicators to measure the impact of investments in SMEs that are actively engaged in sustainable forestry operations, in both natural forests and plantations.

This review takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the 9 most prevalent seafood certification schemes operating in the wild catch and aquaculture sectors. It identifies how these international standards operate and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the global fisheries sector, with a sustainable production value of $11.5 billion (2015). This review provides a reference point for buyers, producers, policy makers and consumers in deciding how best to apply voluntary standards in their own decision-making processes.

This Review provides a bird’s eye view of the global market trends of 10 commodities and the 16 most prevalent standards initiatives paving the way for more sustainable production and trade. The review looks at the governance, criteria coverage and implementation practices of standards initiatives that are active in the agriculture, forestry and biofuels sectors. The standards initiatives studied had certified/verified production with an estimated trade value of US$31.6 billion (2012).

The first FAST Impact Report – Investing for Change: An Analysis of the Impacts of Agricultural Investments from Select FAST Social Lenders analyzes the social, economic and environmental impacts that result from investment in sustainable agriculture SMEs in developing economies globally.

This
 report,
 by
 providing
 an
 overview
 of
 the
 logic
 behind,
 and
 the
 status
 of
 the
 most
 relevant
 guarantee
 facilities
 serving
 commodity
 finance,
 aims
 to
 provide
 a
 basis
 for
 understanding
 the
 potential
 linkages
 between
 sustainable 
trade 
finance 
an d
guarantee 
mechanisms,
 as 
well 
as 
for 
exploring 
the
opportunities 
for 
leveraging 
existing
 guarantees 
as 
vehicles 
for
 expanding 
access 
to 
finance 
for 
sustainable 
production.