WWF Switzerland
Tropical Forest Challenge

Find the best for-profit enterprises with a positive impact on tropical forests

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    • A search for the best for-profit solutions from around the world to conserve tropical forest biodiversity.
    • Geography Focus
      Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Central America
  • Rewards

    • Solvers : In-kind support
      Global visibility, networking opportunities and capacity building.
    • Connectors : EUR 1,000 in cash
      Additional global visibility and online promotion.
  • Sponsors

    Organisers and Partners

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    • Press Release ( EN | ES | FR )
    • Media Kit ( EN | ES | FR )
  • Contact Details

    Archana Verma
    +91 7353740843
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WWF Switzerland is committed to conserve the world's tropical forests, not only for the incredible wealth of biodiversity, but also for the benefit of people. The objective of the Tropical Forest Challenge is to discover the most innovative for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity.

Selection Criteria: Please read the detailed selection criteria here.

Categories:  One winner out of five finalists will be selected in each of the following categories: 

  • Idea (Concept note): A full concept note describing the solution
  • Startup (Proof-of-market): A successful  solution tested with potential customers
  • Company (Break-even): Sufficient revenue streams from sales to cover all costs 

Rewards:  The winner in each category (idea, startup and company) will receive global visibility, networking opportunities and capacity building. Examples are:
  • Global visibility: high-quality publication, online promotion
  • Network opportunities: introductions to investors, high-profile event passes
  • Capacity building: access to renowned experts, training course 

Each Connector of a winner will get a EUR 1,000 cash reward and global visibility through a publication and online promotion.

Evaluation Criteria


 > Solvers are people with ideas, startups or enterprises
 > The enterprise has to meet the selection criteria


 > Can be any individual worldwide
 > Has to request the nominated company to apply online
 > Has to provided a reason for the nomination

01 Jun 2012 Application Start
01 Aug 2012 Public Voting Opens
30 Sep 2012 Application Deadline
17 Dec 2012 Winners Announced
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