Unreasonable Impact

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.

This strategic global partnership with Unreasonable has enabled Barclays to deliver on its public Citizenship commitment to support 250 entrepreneurs whose ventures have the potential to create jobs of the future while solving key issues, over a six-year period by the end of 2022.

Highlights: Impact in numbers

To date, companies in the Unreasonable Impact community have positively affected the lives of 300 million people around the world and employ 19,000 people.

300,000,000+ lives positively impacted
80,000,000+ tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduced
500,000,000+ kilograms of waste reused or avoided
19,000+ people (FTE) employed

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.