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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Disruptive Metallurgy for Cleaner, Greener Battery Metals

In an article for Engineering & Mining Journal, Managing Director Satish Rao went in-depth with Carly Leonida on how we’re helping companies reimagine leaching applications for battery metals, and how end-user demands are driving more sustainable approaches.

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What Doesn’t Get Measured Can’t Succeed

Companies struggle to define and apply the right metrics to their innovation efforts, often setting out to “do innovation” without explicitly defined goals. In our 20 years of establishing and tracking innovation efforts for notable brands in nearly every industry, we’ve come up with three design principles that the most successful companies employ.  Managing Director…

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Why Mature Companies Fail At Leading Digital Transformation

Managing Partner Peter Bryant attended Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, CO, and heard executives from major companies talk through their greatest innovation struggles. Most of the top executives from mature companies outside of the tech space amplified the their challenges with digital transformation, as markets have given companies like Amazon and Google an incredible and…

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Companies Need To Take A Clean Sheet Approach To ESG

Shifting societal, consumer, and investor demands mean ESG must become a strategic priority, and not just viewed through the lens of compliance and risk management. While sustainability- and ESG-centric companies have already cracked this code, how do the large incumbent, asset-intensive industries actually achieve this? Peter Bryant and Closed Loop Partners’ Jessica Long share strategies…

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