Unreasonable Impact World Forum 2019

A collaboration between Barclays and Unreasonable Group

Meet the world’s fastest growing companies tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Tune in to watch on Thursday, November 7

Fast-paced, thought-provoking and inspiring, the Unreasonable Impact World Forum will introduce you to some of the most influential companies solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time while creating the jobs of tomorrow.

The 94 ventures in the partnership operate in 180+ countries and are reaching over 187 million people around the world, these ventures are implementing groundbreaking, rapidly scaling solutions to what the world thought was previously impossible. The live stream will cover areas around:

  • Future of Energy
  • Future of Food, Water & Agriculture
  • Future of Sustainable Living
  • Future of Supply Chains

“Unreasonable is a bit like the TED conference on steroids….but where TED brings luminaries together for a day or two to discuss a particular problem plaguing the world, Unreasonable focuses on the start- up businesses offering solutions to those problems.”

The Ventures

We’ve scoured the globe to bring together the entrepreneurs creating the companies that we believe represent the future titans of industry. Learn how they’re solving critical global challenges, creating thousands of jobs, and reinventing future economies.

Astraea

Building the world’s most advanced machine learning platform for Earth-observing satellite data and geospatial information.

Claro Energy

Revolutionising the social and economic fabric of rural India through solar pumping technology.

Cleverciti Systems

Developing comprehensive, high-tech solutions for on-street and open air parking detection, monitoring, and guidance to reduce search traffic and carbon dioxide emissions.

CROWDE

Empowering farmers to become Agropreneurs with a cashless agricultural capital platform.

Ecoware

Creating 100 percent biodegradable, eco-friendly, and compostable-certified food packaging and garbage bags.

EM3 AgriServices

Helping small-scale farmers keep up with globalization through farm mechanization and technology services.

Evercomm Singapore

Helping enterprises transition towards zero-emission operation through Energy AI.

Evrnu

Recycling cotton garment waste to create premium, renewable fiber for the creation of new clothing.

Globechain

Creating the world’s largest reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and people to redistribute unwanted items.

Hydrostor

Providing grid-scale electricity storage by storing renewable energy as compressed air.

Iceotope

Delivering innovative liquid cooling technology for data center and edge computing, saving the IT industry energy, space, and money.

ideaForge

Manufacturing best-in-class UAVs for defense, security, and industrial applications.

IGL Coatings

Formulating and manufacturing eco-friendly and sustainable high-performance coatings for industrial and consumer applications.

Jasberry

Jasberry aims to solve the problem of farmer poverty through innovative organic products with global appeal. Employing an inclusive business model, they partner with over 2,500 small-scale farmers' families in rural Thailand to grow Jasberry rice, a new variety of ultra-nutritious, non-GMO, wholegrain rice developed by scientists in Thailand over the last 10 years. As a social business, Jasberry generated over $1.8M USD in additional income and benefits for their farmers last year. Daily pay has increased from $0.40 to about $6 a day, crop yields are increasing 60 percent per year, and costs have declined 25 percent during the past five years. By creating a network of co-operatives that function under the same ethos, principles, and regulations, the company can launch organic products into an international market with consistent quality and availability. Additionally, Jasberry helps farmers diversify their income streams and capabilities by providing access to loans via a partnership with Kiva.

Kuli Kuli

Improving nutrition and farmer income through delicious moringa superfood products.

LEAF

Bringing safe and hygienic fresh fruits and vegetables to the marketplace by empowering all shareholders in the agricultural value chain.

Lumos Global

Offering clean, affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid.

Marvelous Foods

Expanding consumer interest in plant-based food options with China’s first dairy-free coconut yogurt.

Neutral Fuels

Making environmental sustainability a commercial proposition by converting used cooking oils into biofuel at scale.

OriCiro

Creating a better bioeconomy with innovative genome technologies.

Qnergy

Providing renewable, reliable, resilient power through free-piston Stirling Engine technology.

S4S Technologies

Creating a sustainable supply of processed food products using solar powered dehydrators

Stony Creek Colors

Using bio-based textile dyes to bring sustainability to farmers while empowering fashion brands with transparency.

String Bio

Leveraging biotechnology to convert methane to everyday products, including feed and food

Svante

Building the carbon dioxide marketplace via breakthrough carbon capture technology.

The Waste Transformers

Revolutionizing the way our planet deals with organic waste through on-site decentralized energy and nutrient hubs for hotels, harbors, shopping malls, and more.

Vital Vio

Reinventing disinfection to safely and continuously kill germs, mold, and fungi with the flip of a light switch through advanced LED technology.

ZincFive

Delivering nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries.