Through its Unreasonable Impact programme, Barclays is supporting high-growth entrepreneurs with the network and resources they need to address pressing social and environmental challenges.
Barclays offers companies on the programme both advisory and banking services, and proactively connects them with investment opportunities as well as the full suite of the bank’s products and capabilities as they grow.
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.
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 across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
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.
Unreasonable Impact initiatives
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.
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 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.