BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
Before you submit your application, make sure your idea meets our four criteria:
1) Unique – Different from any other company
2) People – Improves customer’s lives or the community
3) Profit – Able to make a profit and be self-sustaining
4) Planet – Conserves the environment or protects nature
**All submissions must be from entrepreneurs based in continental Africa and submitted by the entrepreneur themselves.
Impact part and parcel to your business IS NOT ACCEPTED as helping the planet. For example; if you make earrings the bits you recycle do not count as environmental preservation or chicken farming being lower impact than other types of livestock does not count. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see a detailed definition. We are looking for impact not side effects.
Our Definition of enviromental impact.
The environmental aspect of your business relates to the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments and the ecological inhabitants especially when they are negatively affected by humans. We want to improve the ecosystems around us. An ecosystem is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, minerals, water sources and the local atmosphere interacting with one another.
We ask you to include the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion often because of human impact or use. Your businesses can assist in the restoration and preservation of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them.
Animal welfare is also very important. This refers to the state of an animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment. Protecting an animal’s welfare means providing for its physical and mental needs.
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plants and animal species and their habitats. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and other species alike.
This is NOT creating jobs, it is making lives better. You must in at least one way improve the lives of others.
Your company must have the ability to grow to impact more than just one community.