Leaf Resources has been selected by Unreasonable Impact, a global partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group focused on scaling up ventures that have the potential to solve major environmental and societal problems while creating the jobs of tomorrow. Leaf is the only Australian company – as well as the only bioeconomy company – chosen for the current programme, focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
Unreasonable Impact has forged partnerships with some of the world’s largest institutions and brands, and its programmes are focused on solving the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Leaf Resources was chosen thanks to its innovative Glycell process and biodegradable recyclable packaging product LeafCOAT. When implemented, these processes and products can significantly contribute to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (see diagram below). Leaf is well-positioned to support SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 13 (climate action).
Another key Unreasonable Impact objective is job growth. Leaf’s technology is particularly advantageous as it will help create jobs in rural areas, where it is traditionally harder to do so.