“Our marvelous, globalized, interconnected, just-in-time economy has been discovered to be fragile. With companies optimizing for financial efficiency rather than resilience, supply chain disruptions propagated quickly and have been hard to recover from. From parts shortages for iPhones to food rotting in the fields at the same time as people go hungry … it is […]
For the last few decades, the impacts of digital transformation on business have preoccupied leaders and recalibrated markets. The compounding and converging environmental, societal, and economic shocks of recent years are now turning the page. Looking forward, a(n) (r)evolution in business is taking shape: one that reconnects business with social and planetary health. This is […]
Countless disruptions of recent years have organizations re-evaluating their value chains for near-term opportunities and longer-term risks. To date, digitization has been a primary lens for such innovation, yet digital innovation of parts fails to address systemic challenges facing every business. With supply chain disruptions, environmental pressures, shifting competitive landscapes, and evolving customer, talent and […]
The last two decades of business have been characterized by the digital revolution: a period in which data and digital technologies permeated every industry, transformed business models, recalibrated global markets, and unleashed countless new innovations. Looking forward, a new revolution in business is taking shape: one that reconnects business with social and planetary health. Business […]
Trends in consumer behavior are impacting how businesses design and deliver on their products and services. New Kaleido Insights research analyzes behavioral trends and best practices from leading organizations. Despite a prevailing narrative that consumption behavior is difficult to change, several trends and studies suggest otherwise. A recent Pew study analyzing consumers across 17 advanced […]
By Jessica Groopman and Jaimy Szymanski Kaleido Insights’ defines digital regeneration as the next phase of digital transformation. This is not a rebranding; as companies mature in digital transformation efforts, it becomes a business-critical priority to use data and technology to support not only increased profits, but also innovation that benefits social and planetary systems. […]
Today’s most innovative organizations are approaching business strategy differently: while “sustainable” businesses simply try to curb their negative impacts, regenerative businesses structure the entire organization as harmonious with living systems (not in spite of them).
Sustainability is crossing over into the business ecosystem like never before, as environmental issues dominate business risks, finance mobilization, and technology investments. The 10x surge in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment is not only unprecedented, it signals businesses are beginning to shift their strategic plans and financial assumptions away from endless extraction. Yet […]
The vision of Web3 is to use distributed digital networks to shift power back to participants. This post will define Web3 for the business leader by explaining the capabilities these emerging technologies enable for participants, and will also address the dynamics of this ascendent.
The next generation of business is regenerative, designed to contribute value into their ecosystems, rather than constantly extracting from them. Organizations across industries are awakening to this imperative: to align business and profits in service of people and planet– not just to neutralize harms, but to do better. This is not about feel-good PR or […]