PFP BUSINESS HUB

The People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub has opened applications for the 2021 cohort 2.

Submit your application by 7 January 2022.

A 9-month journey with People for Peat (PFP) aimed at optimising innovative solutions in business, finance, and peat management with industry experts and investors - tailored for each unique business.

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 Apply for the

Business Hub

Cohort 2

 

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WHAT DOES THE PFP BUSINESS HUB OFFER?

Accelerator Programme

9-month long accelerator programme assisted by country-specific peatland consultants

Business Mentorship & Technical Assistance

Business mentorship and technical assistance from a Panel of Experts made up of industry experts

Regional & Global Visibility

Project visibility to gain regional and global market access

ASEAN-wide Peatland Network

Partnership and collaboration with non-state actor peatland network across ASEAN 

Access to Capital

Access to capital from the PFP financial ecosystem

Link to Investors

Multi-stage link to investors for detailed project funding alignment

Peat-related businesses in ASEAN (private sector, CSOs, NGOs, smallholder farmers & co-operatives, research and trade organisations; excluding Brunei & Singapore) that hope to improve their environmental, financial, and/or social impact(s) are encouraged to apply.

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Not sure if your business is eligible?

Use the self-assessment tool to find out.

  • Laos

  • Myanmar

  • Vietnam

  • Thailand

Project themes of interest:

  • Peat protection, restoration and rehabilitation

  • Improved SME capacities and community livelihoods

  • Economically viable and investable

Projects must operate in one of the following countries: 

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Philippines

  • Cambodia

​For further inquiries, please email

pfpbusinesshub@trcrc.org

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

KEY DATES FOR 2021/2022

Application Submission Deadline (Stage 1)

7 Jan 2022

Accelerator Programme

Feb 15 2022 – sept 30 2022

Open call for submission:
Cohort 2

10 Nov 2021

Stage 2 Submissions &

Stage 3 Interviews

7 Jan 2022 – 30 Jan 2022

PFP Business Hub Summit

26 Aug 2022

PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA

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Relevance to improving peatland management

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Realistic financial plan & business models - preference for post-revenue enterprises

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Prioritised themes:

  • Peat protection and/or restoration

  • Improving SME capacities & community livelihoods

  • Economically viable & investible peat projects

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Clearly-defined needs for business support & technical assistance

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Impact measurements:

  • Peat protection

  • Social inclusion & empowerment

  • Economic productivity

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Local stakeholder buy-in

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Organizational strength

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Focus on under supported geographical areas

Is my business located

on a peatland?

ABDUL RAZAK B. ABDUL AZIZ

Chief Seeder,
SEEDS Malaysia

Sustainability is an attitude and a mindset. Looking forward on applying permaculture to regenerate and manage degraded peatland with natural farming.

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BANGKIT OETOMO

Investment Associate,
TLFF Indonesia

I am looking forward to working with business leaders with a clear vision of inclusivity and sustainability as value creation activities. The Business Hub integrates different expertise to sharpen business models in order to achieve commerciality and sustainability.

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PROF. DR. PETER
VAN DE MEER

Associate Professor in Oil Palm & Tropical Forests,
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, in The Netherlands.

I hope that the Business Hub can support local entrepreneurs in developing new paludiculture systems which can provide local income as well as environmental sustainability

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PANEL OF EXPERTS

COALITION MEMBERS

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