Sustainable Agriculture

The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) and IRIS co-convened a working group to develop a set of core indicators to measure the social, environmental and economic impact of investments in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) that are active in sustainable agricultural value chains. 

The FAST outputs of this working group included a Shared Impact Assessment and Measurement Toolbox (SIAMT) that serves as the basis for FAST's ongoing work to analyze its members’ impact. This toolbox also includes a set of priority indicators which are being used for initial reporting and data collection. The table below summarizes the FAST priority indicators for SME’s that are aligned with IRIS.

For more detail on the alignment, see the white paper that summarizes the FAST priority indicators that are aligned with IRIS, available for download on the FAST user registry page.

As with all IRIS metrics, it is important to state that interpretation of these metrics must also take into account other aspects of a company's context, and changes over time. Stand alone numbers cannot by themselves indicate positive or negative performance, or necessarily be compared across companies or products.