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The People For Peat

The People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub 2021

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The People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub calls applications for the 2021 cohort. It is a 9-month journey with PFP with the aim of optimizing innovative solutions in business, finance, and peat management with industry experts and investors – tailored for each unique business.


The People For Peat (PFP) Business Hub offers the following benefits

  • 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.

Who can apply?

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) can apply.

Project Themes of Interest

  • Peat protection, restoration and rehabilitation
  • Improved SME capacities and community livelihoods
  • Economically viable and investable

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance to improving peatland management
  • Realistic financial plan & business models – preference for post-revenue enterprises
  • Prioritised themes: Peat protection and/or restoration; Improving SME capacities & community livelihoods
  • Economically viable & investible peat projects; Clearly-defined needs for business support & technical assistance
  • Impact measurements: Peat protection; Social inclusion & empowerment; and Economic productivity
  • Local stakeholder buy-in
  • Organizational strength
  • Focus on under supported geographical areas
SeeΒ FAQsΒ for more information.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline21 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerPeople For Peat



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