ESG: Moving from Compliance to Competitive Advantage

ESG is at the top of the agenda for boards and executives, causing anxiety for many leaders, who view ESG as a compliance issue and a risk to be managed. They often lump it in with regulatory and other compliance-oriented functions. But ESG represents more than compliance and a risk to be mitigated. Given the unprecedented…

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FoodNEXT: Responding to Changing Demand and a Transforming Ecosystem

The food industry is poised for radical transformation. Foodservice is going virtual, digital, off-premise, and on-demand. Food retailing is becoming unattended, automated, and autonomous. Channels are converging and new models are springing up. How are themes like convenience, proximity, ghost kitchens, and consumer data reshaping current business models? What innovation systems are needed inside established organizations…

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Using Business Model Design to Combat Climate Change & Social Inequality

The nexus between climate, social justice, and economic inequality crystallized in 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis. As Paul Siegler, Managing Director at Evergreen Climate Innovations, noted in Clareo’s 2020 Virtual New Energy Roundtable: “the pandemic, racial inequality, climate change—each crisis is a health crisis AND an economic crisis AND a human rights crisis.” As the…

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Case Study: Edison International Growth & Innovation

Edison International is the holding company for Southern California Edison, one of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities, and non-regulated Edison Energy. Facing rapid change of its core business, the company looked to establish a function to identify opportunities for growth, add value to the core business and provide insights on technology and business model innovation.…

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Developing the Next Generation Digital Oil Services Company

Two leading providers of oil and gas (O&G) technology and services wished topartner and explore the opportunity for a next generation energy services company builtaround a digital backbone and solution suite for O&G Exploration and Production (E&P).This new company could provide connectivity to data and information sources tomachines, operating systems, and people representing various stakeholders.…

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Fostering Innovation in Industrials

Faced with competitive pressures and growth of substitute products and imports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of wood products for building materials wished to develop its innovation capabilities and identify new growth opportunities. Through a series of campaigns and virtual ideation sprints, Clareo created an innovation organization with a fit for purpose design, including governance,…

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The Digital Redesign: Reimagining a marquee innovation event to be digital-first

Download our case study of how we helped a Fortune 100 company successfully pivot a beloved innovation event to a digital format. We’ve all suffered through copy-paste events this year, as organizations have tried to port their in-person conferences into a virtual format, with little consideration of the unique benefits and constraints of an all-virtual…

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Part 1: Finding and Developing Business Builders in Your Company

Today’s corporations are not poor on ideas. They have plenty of them. Some are good, and some are not so good (to put it politely). Healthy, purposeful organizations often have capital to put behind them, resources to experiment, and access to back-office support to facilitate their advancement. So, why don’t we see breakthrough innovations coming…

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