Unreasonable Impact

Since 2016, Barclays has supported more than 200 high-growth entrepreneurs with the network and resources they need to address key global issues through Unreasonable Impact.

This strategic global partnership with Unreasonable is helping Barclays to deliver on its commitment to support 250 entrepreneurs whose ventures have the potential to create jobs of the future while solving the world’s most pressing challenges by the end of 2022.

Highlights: Impact in numbers

To date, companies in the Unreasonable Impact programme have positively affected the lives of 250 million people around the world and supported 39,000 net new jobs.

250,000,000+ lives positively impacted
48,000,000+ tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduced
400,000,000+ kilograms of waste reused or avoided
39,000+ net new jobs supported

How it works

Unreasonable Impact is the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling socially impactful solutions that will help build a more inclusive economy and create a cleaner future.

It is dedicated to supporting growth stage ventures with guidance and support from a global community of world-class mentors and industry specialists, including experts from across Barclays.

The programme is designed to help participating entrepreneurs at a pivotal stage of their growth journey to quickly solve key challenges facing their business in order to help them rapidly scale.

Unreasonable Impact currently operates virtually across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. 

Meet the programme ventures

Meet the ventures

From making meat in a lab, to turning carbon waste into usable fuel – Unreasonable Impact supports pioneering entrepreneurs who are reimagining the future of energy, sustainable living, supply chains and more. 

Latest initiatives

Unreasonable Impact Covid-19 test in progress

Unreasonable Impact COVID-19 Response Initiative

A $2m fund supporting and amplifying the work of 23 Unreasonable ventures that have pivoted their businesses to address the impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Initiative Impact Report

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Unreasonable Impact: Impact Squared

A programme encouraging greater collaboration among growth-stage ventures within the global Unreasonable Impact community to address systemic issues exacerbated by the pandemic.

Unreasonable Impact Squared Report

Unreasonable Impact Small Business Initiative

Unreasonable Impact Small Business Initiative

A pilot that has supported smaller ventures driving impact and job creation within regional communities in the North of England, North Wales and Scotland.

For more information, visit www.unreasonableimpact.com.