KIN Catalyst Named Edison Award Finalist

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The KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future, has been named a 2013 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. Clareo has provided strategy and leadership on the project since its inception and is thrilled that the project is being recognized for its innovative and collaborative approach. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring creative minds to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. “The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) at the Kellogg School of Management is a unique platform for convening innovation leaders and creating positive change,” says Peter Bryant, a partner at Clareo. "With the KIN Catalyst, we've built a framework for sustainable development that significantly evolves the mining industry."

The KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future is fueled by diverse leadership from AngloGold Ashanti, Caterpillar, Castrol, Vale, Oxfam America, United Nations (UN-Habitat), Kellogg School of Management and Clareo.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

Clareo is a strategic consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses grow. Clareo works with leaders to develop new ways to strengthen their business, as well as the plans and capabilities needed to get there. Clients seek out Clareo when they’re looking for bold new ideas, outside-in thinking fueled by a network of leading global experts, and plans that are grounded in reality.