A vital link


As the world's leading fair trade lender, Shared Interest Society forms a vital link between UK social investors and fair trade organisations needing finance to improve the livelihoods of producers. Shared Interest Foundation helps fair trade businesses to improve their financial management and other business skills. Through our social accounts, we demonstrate the difference our work is making across the globe.

In our social accounts we analyse the impact that our work has on our key stakeholders by closely aligning the aims and activities in this report with our mission and values.


Our mission is to provide financial services and business support to make livelihoods and living standards better for people as they trade their way out of poverty.

We work collaboratively and innovatively with those who share our commitment to fair and just trade. With a community of investors and the support of donors and volunteers, we seek to contribute to a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.

You can read more about our Mission in Social Accounts.