Unreasonable Impact ventures

Unreasonable Impact

Through its Unreasonable Impact programme, a partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group, Barclays is supporting high-growth entrepreneurs with the network and resources they need to seek to address pressing social and environmental challenges.

With billions in financing already raised by the companies that have participated in the programme, the partnership’s momentum continues to grow – and the ventures are driving innovations in a variety of industries from food and agriculture to energy and manufacturing.

Read more about the programme, and the impact that Unreasonable Impact ventures are having, in the latest impact report.

Highlights: Impact in numbers

To date, 300 companies have been supported by the partnership with Unreasonable, and collectively they have positively affected the lives of 350 million people around the world and employ 24,000 people.

350,000,000+ lives positively impacted
89,000,000+ tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduced
670,000,000+ kilograms of waste reused or avoided
24,000+ people (FTE) employed

How it works

Unreasonable Impact is an 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 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 entrepreneurs who are reimagining the future of energy, sustainable living, supply chains and more. 

Unreasonable Impact initiatives

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Unreasonable Impact COVID-19 Response Initiative

A $2m fund that supported and amplified the work of 23 Unreasonable ventures who 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 that encouraged 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 World Forum

Unreasonable Impact World Forum

Clients, investors, thought leaders, and colleagues gathered in London for the Unreasonable Impact World Forum, our annual, global showcase event of the Unreasonable Impact community.

Watch the highlights

For more information, visit www.unreasonableimpact.com.