Hi friends,

This World Food Day 2021, we reflect on the future we need to build together, ensuring a fairer, healthier world for everyone, while protecting our planet. As we approach COP26, and with the 2050 climate-neutral target looming, food sustainability solutions must be prioritized. How can we work to ensure this?

Food solutions, like eliminating food waste, adjusting our food habits, and boosting yields without expanding lands can effectively address agriculture's one-third of emissions, cutting them down by almost 70%. 

Luckily, new food innovations are popping up — companies like Air Protein, a venture that has made the world's first air-based meat, commercializing the most sustainable protein production process using carbon-negative fermentation, to Growing Underground, a company that repurposes WWII air raid tunnels beneath the streets of London to sustainably grow herbs and leafy greens, saving energy and water, and KITRO, a company that reduces food costs and wasted resources for the hospitality industry.

If ever there was a time to be creative, inventive, bold — unreasonable  — it’s now. Technology and innovation are transforming food and ecological systems, working to get it right for people and planet.

We all play a part in addressing these immediate and long-term challenges, whether through our actions, what we put our energy towards, what we put our money behind. All together, now.

With gratitude,


W O R L D  F O O D  D A Y 

Meet the Companies Re-Imagining
The Future of Food

➡️ Learn more about the other 48 food & water-focused Unreasonable ventures

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Honoring and celebrating Native American communities and their contributions

Based on tribal lands and led by indigenous leaders, Navajo Power is a company to know and learn from, as they commit to leading Navajo Nation's transition from coal dependence to clean energy superpower, as well create jobs and build resilient infrastructure for the Navajo Nation and for the greater western region. 

U N R E A S O N A B L E   I M P A C T

Meet our newest cohort —
Unreasonable Impact Americas 2021
Virtual Showcase

We've recently welcomed 12 new game-changing ventures to the #UnreasonableImpact Fellowship — Learn more about each of these amazing high-growth, high-impact ventures that are driving us towards a more inclusive economy, and re-imagining solutions to:

💥 Climate action
💥 Clean energy innovation
💥 Industrial Sustainability
💥 The future of food & agriculture

Connect 1-on-1 with the ventures, and learn how you can help us drive lasting and scalable change.

📅 Wednesday, October 20

➡️ Register today

U N R E A S O N A B L E   I M P A C T   S Q U A R E D

Pandemic Supermom Award

Together, we can better support our super moms. We need CEOs to implement changes that make the workplace better for mothers and to do that, the Pandemic Supermom Award initiative is collecting stories and data in an effort to compel employers to step it up.

Share your story about how you’ve been handling childcare and work during the pandemic, for the chance to win $10,000 USD in cash and 10,000 in prizes to 50 super moms.

Together, we can better support our super moms.

➡️ Apply here by October 31, 2021! 

This is a Mom CEO campaign led by Unreasonable Fellows, Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli, Emily Stone of Uncommon Cacao and Virginia Klausmeier of Sylvatex (SVX), with support from the Unreasonable Impact Squared Grants. 

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The Times Feature:
Working together for a brighter,
cleaner, greener future

The Unreasonable Impact model is showing that innovative business approaches and partnerships are needed for the world to transition to a more equitable and greener economy. With more than $5 billion in financing raised by the companies in the portfolio, its momentum will continue to grow.

➡️ Check out this Times article!

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Barclays Unreasonable Impact graduates on the future of food

The problem of how to feed a growing global population is far from new. But the pandemic has served to highlight challenges around food sustainability, food security and food poverty. The companies supported by Barclays’ Unreasonable Impact programme are trying to address those challenges.

➡️ In the first in a new series, we look at how they’re innovating the future of food

U N R E A S O N A B L E   P O V 

Curating and catalyzing conversations on
the future of food

Founded by Unreasonable Chairperson, Christiana Musk, Flourish*ink is a platform for curating and catalyzing conversations around the future of food. Flourish*ink showcases food solutions at the intersection of health and sustainability which support a future in which food systems, ecosystems, and humanity all flourish.

➡️ Learn more here

R E S O U R C E S   A N D   I N S I G H T S

On Our Radar

❗ Unreasonable Community Headlines

➡️  Jala, Wittaya and Salmokine win Global Aquaculture Challenge awards, via The Fish Site | JALA is transforming the shrimp industry using a data-driven farming and an analytics platform.

➡️  What makes a sustainability leader? Meet circular economy innovation champions AeroFarms, via edie |  AeroFarms responsibly and sustainably feeds humanity by growing flavorful, safe, and healthy food in the world's largest indoor vertical farm.

➡️ Husk Power Systems enters Nigeria; To set up 7 solar minigrids, via The Economic Times  |  Husk Power Systems powers rural communities with 100 percent renewable energy, through one of the world’s lowest-cost hybrid power plant and distribution networks.

P U R P O S E   A T   W O R K 
Jobs In Our Network

Currently, there are three job openings at Unreasonable! 

💼 Director of People 
💼 Account Manager
💼 Investment Coordinator

You can apply directly via our careers page!

Incredible open opportunities in the Unreasonable community: 

💼 Altaeros enables state-of-the-art communication services in rural areas with cost-effective and energy-efficient autonomous airborne platforms. Check out their listings here!
💼 Re:Coded Labs creates innovative, socially minded leaders in conflict affected communities using technology and entrepreneurship as a catalyst. Check out their listings here!

➡️ Find more opportunities to help solve humanity’s most pressing challenges at the Unreasonable Job Board

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