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Applying Six Digital Transformation Lessons to Regenerative Business Innovation

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 […]

How Digital Technologies are Catalyzing Circular Economy Business Models

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 […]

Digital Regeneration Takes a Village, But Begins with Change Agents

In our research, we’ve found that digital regeneration can catalyze in myriad departments, often dependent on a “change agent” – akin to digital transformation efforts of the last decade – who is focused on innovative experimentation in a disparate area of the organization.

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The Rising Regenerative Business Movement  

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 […]

How to connect changing customer expectations with long-term sustainable innovation strategy

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 […]

What is Digital Regeneration: Maturity in Business Transformation through Social and Environmental Innovation

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. […]

Digital Regeneration: Innovation Supporting People and Planet

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).

Research Surfaces Four Overlooked Opportunities to Unite Customer Experience and ESG Innovation

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 […]

Web3 Use Cases: Five Capabilities Enabling People

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.

5 Reasons the Future of Business is Regenerative

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 […]

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