Mining Company of the Future
Clareo works with companies to turn their innovation aspirations into action and earn their social license to operate.
Clareo works with companies to overcome their innovation deficit and earn their social license to operate.
Mining is the lifeblood of the global economy, yet many of the industry’s core practices have gone largely unchanged for decades. The industry has a persistent, long-term under-investment in innovation. This is no longer sustainable!
The vision of the Mining Company of the Future is to catalyze innovation that will expose new technologies and sustainable practices, and to address critical issues of poor productivity, high unit cost of production, and the ever-declining social license to operate.
The innovation imperative is the greatest it has ever been. The recent surge in prices should not be viewed as a panacea, but rather the stimulus to accelerate commitment, urgency and investment towards the necessary innovation agenda. It is an opportunity that should not be squandered.
At Clareo we have worked with industry leaders to deepen and accelerate innovation that addresses these urgent technological and social license issues plaguing the industry.
IMARC Online: Understanding the nexus of innovation and sustainability
Is sustainability an innovation challenge? Watch Peter Bryant, Board Chair of DPI & Managing Partner at Clareo, give some fresh insights on this topic at the 2020 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Online.
IMARC Online: Challenges & opportunities of bringing together stakeholders from the entire mining ecosystem
Peter Bryant, Board Chair of DPI & Managing Partner at Clareo, and Simon Wandke, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mining, presented challenges and opportunities of bringing together stakeholders from the entire mining ecosystem to create meaningful change at the 2020 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Online.
DPI Leadership Series: "Where to from here for the mining sector?" with Mark Cutifani
Listen to DPI Board Chair and Co-Founder Peter Bryant interviewing fellow Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Anglo American Mark Cutifani. Their conversation covers reflections on Covid-19, the increasing urgency around ESG considerations in the mining industry, and the need for innovation in the sector.
Quick Takes: Sheila Khama on "closing the loop"
“If consumers want to be part of the solution, they can’t look only at the production end. Conversations [about the circular economy] are important for everybody because we all have a stake in it,” says Sheila Khama. Watch this interview excerpt, in which she shares her views on “closing the loop." Read Mining for Zambia's feature here.
Reaching ESG goals while achieving prosperity – a community perspective
This powerhouse panel explored international perspectives from indigenous leaders on ESG activism in resource development. Don't miss these rich insights and incisive provocations on the impact of these ESG goals have on indigenous communities. Thanks to our three guests: Rachel Petero (New Zealand) - Ko Waikato te iwi; Florence Drummond (Australia) - Dauareb Wuthathi; and Mark Podlasly (Canada) - Nlaka’pamux Nation.
DPI Leadership Series: Sheila Khama in conversation
DPI Board Chair Peter Bryant interviewed Sheila Khama, a renowned mining executive and former CEO of De Beers Botswana. Their conversation touched on issues such as building trust between mining companies and the communities they wish to operate in; how asymmetries in understanding the mining process can lead to misunderstandings; artisanal and small-scale mining; and what steps we need to take to make responsible sourcing truly sustainable and effective.
What We Do
Our Approach to Innovation
Mining must address these four pillars of innovation.
Look for operational improvements through efforts like continuous improvement and lean thinking, pioneered by Toyota; typically tend to be incremental in nature
Look for significant improvement in key performance metrics; apply learnings and technologies from other industries to existing approaches
Look to fundamentally change many aspects of mining through new technologies - rethink and substitute existing processes and approaches
Transformative Business Models
Address issues that impede mining's social license to operate by transforming its business model with a multi-stakeholder engagement approach
In The News
Global Mining Review, June 2019
The Innovation Imperative
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2018
Toronto Business Daily, June 2017
SME's Mining Engineering, Sept. 2016
Chicago Tonight | WTTW, Jan. 2016
Mining Engineering, Apr. 2015
Social License To Operate
International Mining, May 2017
At the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), Oct. 28-31, 2018, Peter Bryant discussed some of the business, sustainability, and technology innovation strategies he is recommending to mining clients at the moment, and noted areas where he thinks mining has made the most progress to date. Peter Bryant is a partner at Clareo & co-founder of The World Innovation Network.
At the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), Oct. 28-31, 2018, Peter Bryant spoke about the future for mining in developing counties and whether it is likely to be small, long-life operations that deliver sustainable lifestyles, or large mines that provide greater wealth overall for the host nation. Peter Bryant is a partner at Clareo & co-founder of The World Innovation Network.
As the Development Partner Institute (DPI) seeks to change mining's business model to deliver a shared purpose to multiple stakeholders, at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), Oct. 28-31, 2018, Peter Bryant explained what this will involve and how this ongoing work will impact the global mining industry. Peter Bryant is a partner at Clareo & co-founder of The World Innovation Network.
Peter Bryant, managing partner at Clareo and a senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network, discusses the future of mining in Africa and the opportunity for the industry to embrace new technologies and collaborative approaches like the development partner framework, in this interview for CNBC Africa. This interview was filmed during the Mining Indaba conference, Feb. 8-11, 2016.
At the Mining Indaba conference, Feb. 8-11, 2016, Peter Bryant spoke to Business Day about the imperative for innovation in the mining industry, and how the development partner approach can drive better outcomes for all stakeholders in the industry. Peter Bryant is a partner at Clareo and a senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network.
Peter Bryant, partner at Clareo and Senior Fellow, the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), discusses the mining company of the future at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration's conference. In partnership with the Colorado Mining Association (CMA), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) hosted a pivotal keynote session during their joint meeting, February 16, 2015.
Peter Bryant, Partner at Clareo and Co-Chair of the KIN Catalyst, describes what a KIN Catalyst is at KIN Global 2012: Where to Next? The summit convened global innovators from May 30 - June 1 on the Kellogg School of Management Campus.
Clareo partner Peter J. Bryant, natural resources expert and KIN Senior Fellow; Mark Cutifani, CEO, AngloGold Ashanti and KIN Catalyst sponsor; and Robert C. Wolcott, KIN Founder, introduce KIN Catalyst and The Mining Company of the Future. (Brazil, Sept. 2012)
This retrospective of KIN Catalyst—The Mining Company of the Future starts with the first gathering of more than 50 leaders in Brazil in April 2012 through to the unveiling of the transformational Development Partner Framework at the Ford Foundation in Dec 2015.
Incremental innovation won't be enough keep today's mining companies afloat. But today, companies don't want to invest in research and development. So where and how will change happen? Kulvir Gill of Clareo Partners has some ideas. This presentation, recorded 12/04/14, is part of McEwen Mining's Innovation Lunch and Learn Series, hosted at the company's Toronto office.