Unreasonable Ventures

companies headquartered in countries, mitigating metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and impacting the lives of more than people.

406

Ventures

Added 50 in the last year

$15 bn

Total Financing Raised By Unreasonable Ventures

$15 bn

Total Revenue Generated By Unreasonable Ventures

1.6 m

Jobs Supported By Unreasonable Ventures

38%

Led by Women CEOs

60%

Traditionally Under-Represented CEOs (86% of the Fortune 500 CEOs are White Men)

*The Impact data below is self-reported by Unreasonable Fellows and the analogous perspectives are generated by AI.

As a result of 18 Unreasonable ventures, 29,058,326 people have gained access to relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent work, or entrepreneurship.

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This is comparable to empowering the entire population of Australia with new skills for the workforce.

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It's as if every single resident of Tokyo, Japan's bustling capital, learned a new, valuable skill.

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Imagine the entire population of Canada enhancing their employability and entrepreneurial capabilities overnight.

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As a result of 12 Unreasonable ventures, 17,744,473 individuals have gained access to affordable and quality education.

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That's more than twice the population of New York City, transforming countless futures.

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This could fill over 177 major university campuses worldwide, creating a global wave of educated individuals.

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Equivalent to every inhabitant in Ecuador embarking on new educational journeys, reshaping the nation's intellectual landscape.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 1,716,759 teachers have been trained.

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That's more than twice the number of teachers in the entire public school system of Australia.

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This number is equivalent to filling Yankee Stadium more than 34 times with trained teachers.

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Imagine every school in Canada benefiting from the expertise of nearly four new trained teachers.

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As a result of 103 Unreasonable ventures, greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 113,299,666 metric tons CO2 equivalent.

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This reduction is comparable to taking 24,600,000 passenger vehicles off the road for an entire year.

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It's akin to eliminating the annual energy use of 13,500,000 homes.

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This is comparable to the emissions sequestered by 1,875,000,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

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As a result of 47 Unreasonable ventures, 3,300,914,003 kilograms of waste have been diverted by prevention, reduction, recycling, and/or reuse.

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That's equivalent to the weight of approximately 472 Eiffel Towers.

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It's enough waste to fill over 1,100 Empire State Buildings.

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If laid out, it would cover 18,000 football fields with a layer of waste 1 meter deep.

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As a result of 35 Unreasonable ventures, 48,160,612 individuals have been educated on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.

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That's equivalent to educating the entire population of Spain.

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That's enough people to fill Wembley Stadium 535 times.

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Imagine if the entire population of South Korea received climate education—that's the impact you've achieved.

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The total mass of food/nutritional products sold by 21 companies from our portfolio is 659,298,079 kilograms.

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This is enough food to fill 262 Olympic-size swimming pools.

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If distributed equally, it could provide a year's worth of food for approximately 1.8 million people, assuming an average of 1 kg of food per person per day.

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This amount of food is equivalent to the weight of approximately 82 Eiffel Towers.

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As a result of 20 Unreasonable ventures, 314,000,918,420 liters of water have been saved due to an increase in water-use efficiency.

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That's enough water to fill 126,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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This amount of water could sustain the entire population of Tokyo for over 3 years.

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This is equivalent to the annual water consumption of 1.5 million households in the United Kingdom.

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As a result of 15 Unreasonable ventures, 6,263,613 farmers have implemented more sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices, increasing productivity and production.

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That's equivalent to the entire population of Singapore adopting sustainable farming practices.

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Imagine if every person in New Zealand became a sustainable farmer—that's the impact these ventures have achieved.

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This is like transforming the farming practices of the entire working population of Denmark to be more sustainable and resilient.

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As a result of 13 Unreasonable ventures, 1,182,555,571 individuals have received access to affordable health coverage/care.

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That's equivalent to the entire population of India.

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That's enough people to fill Wembley Stadium 13,910 times.

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If each individual holding hands were to form a line, it would wrap around the Earth over 29 times.

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As a result of 11 Unreasonable ventures, 109,237,470 people have been treated for non-communicable (chronic) diseases.

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That's equivalent to the entire population of the Philippines receiving treatment.

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This is like filling Wembley Stadium approximately 1,218 times with patients receiving care.

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It's as if the entire population of Germany and Canada combined were treated for chronic diseases.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 72,006,139 communities are now monitoring and treating their hazardous chemicals/air/water/soil pollution.

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That's as if every community in the United States, China, and India simultaneously took action against pollution.

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Imagine transforming the entire Amazon rainforest into a managed, pollution-monitored area. This many communities could make it possible.

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This number is akin to each person in Europe being part of a community that's actively fighting pollution.

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As a result of 42 Unreasonable ventures, 2,764,314 individuals have gained decent work/productive employment.

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That's enough people to fully staff over 13,000 Boeing 747 aircrafts with their maximum crew capacity.

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This is equivalent to the entire population of Qatar finding productive employment.

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Imagine if every seat in more than 35,000 commercial airliners was filled with someone who just got a new job.

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As a result of 39 Unreasonable ventures, 1,873,599 women have earned steady, decent employment.

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That's enough to fill the entire population of the city of Barcelona.

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Imagine if every woman in the country of Estonia had found steady, decent employment.

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That's equivalent to filling 25 Wembley Stadiums with employed women.

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As a result of 25 Unreasonable ventures, 1,129,676 women have been empowered to fulfill a leadership role.

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That's enough women to fill 1,500 Boeing 747 planes.

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If these women formed their own country, it would be more populous than Cyprus.

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This number is equivalent to the population of San Diego, California.

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