PFP BUSINESS HUB
The People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub has opened applications for the 2021 cohort.
Submit your application by 21 May 2021.
A 9-month journey with 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
Application Submission Deadline (Stage 1)
21 May 2021
Application Review Period
16 May 2021 - 28 July 2021
12 August 2021 - 12 May 2022
Open call for submission
19 April 2021
Application Submission Deadline (Stage 2)
4 June 2021
Cohort 1 Announced
30 July 2021
PFP Business Hub Summit: Pitching (TBA)
13 / 14 October 2021
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
DR. DONNA P.
at Miriam College
Sustainable management of peatlands requires a triple bottom line approach of conservation. Community-based ecotourism can lead to better conservation of this critical resource.
PANEL OF EXPERTS