Through our Fair Trade Capital Collaborative, RSF aims to support and grow a socially and ecologically vibrant fair trade field. We’re providing flexible capital to support the needs of fair trade and organic, high-integrity supply chains. With the gift money we receive for the fund, we’re able to offer enterprises access to financing for their fair trade and organics suppliers in the form of technical assistance grants, catalytic grants, loans, guarantees and other investments. By integrating capital options, RSF supports the creation of jobs, improved working conditions, positive environmental impact, and growing local economies in developing countries.
We have found that collaborative decision making models lead to greater inclusion, engagement, and impact. We’ve developed a unique program based on trust underwriting. Through our Fair Trade Capital Collaborative, we partner with fair-trade companies we know well (our borrowers and former borrowers) to provide loans to their suppliers.Read more
Chief Lending Officer