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.
WHAT DOES THE PFP BUSINESS HUB OFFER?
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.
Not sure if your business is eligible?
Use the self-assessment tool to find out.
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:
For further inquiries, please email
WHO SHOULD APPLY
KEY DATES FOR 2021/2022
Application Submission Deadline (Stage 1)
7 Jan 2022
Feb 15 2022 – sept 30 2022
Open call for submission:
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
Relevance to improving peatland management
Realistic financial plan & business models - preference for post-revenue enterprises
Peat protection and/or restoration
Improving SME capacities & community livelihoods
Economically viable & investible peat projects
Clearly-defined needs for business support & technical assistance
Social inclusion & empowerment
Local stakeholder buy-in
Focus on under supported geographical areas
ABDUL RAZAK B. ABDUL AZIZ
Sustainability is an attitude and a mindset. Looking forward on applying permaculture to regenerate and manage degraded peatland with natural farming.
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.
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
PANEL OF EXPERTS