Shared Interest is an ethical investment co-operative based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our members invest up to £100,000 in share accounts which is then pooled together to enable us to offer loans to fair trade producers in the developing world. We form the vital link between UK social investors and fair trade organisations needing finance to improve their livelihoods.
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We offer unsecured loans which enable fair trade businesses in the developing world to purchase raw materials, pre finance orders and pay their workers in a timely and consistent manner. We lend to businesses that cannot usually access funds from conventional sources. Our approach is to take and share risk with these organisations because of the developmental benefit of lending in fair trade supply chains.
To provide financial services and business support to make livelihoods and living standards better for disadvantaged communities in some of the world's poorest countries. We work with people who share our commitment to fair and just trade. Together we take and share risk because we value the difference that fair and sustainable trade makes. We seek to satisfy the needs of producers as they trade their way out of poverty and to meet the aspirations of our investors and donors to support them in achieving this aim.
Company Registration Number: 27093
Legal structure: Other
Incorporation date: April 25, 1990