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.

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Download

application form

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Complete

application form

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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

Application Submission Deadline (Stage 1)

21 May 2021

Application Review Period

16 May 2021 - 15 June 2021

Accelerator Programme

15 July 2021 - 30 March 2022

Open call for submission

19 April 2021

Application Submission Deadline (Stage 2)

4 June 2021

Cohort 1 Announced

1 July 2021

PFP Business Hub Summit: Pitching

13 / 14 October 2021

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?

COALITION MEMBERS

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