Ecomagination

GE Releases 2013 Progress Against Sustainability Commitments

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FAIRFIELD, CT, June 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - GE (NYSE: GE) today released its 2013 update reporting the progress of the company's ecomagination and healthymagination initiatives, as well as its measureable impact from broader sustainability efforts. In 2013, GE invested more than $2 billion in research and development for ecomagination and healthymagination innovations, and projects with ecomagination offerings generated $28 billion in revenue.

GE’s Ecomagination Lacks Eco and Imagination

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By Carol Pierson Holding

Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten the company’s Goliath-like environmental footprint.” A noble effort indeed.

A Dialogue with Gretchen Hancock of GE on Science-Based Sustainability Goal-Setting (Part 1)

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As with many companies, General Electric is nearing the end-date for many of its sustainability goals — such as its goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2015 (from a 2004 baseline) — and so is actively gearing up for a new round of goal-setting.

Easing Brazil’s Jammed Skies: GE’s Big Data Tech is Helping to Free Brazilian Skies

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Soccer fans are already booking plane tickets for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil next summer. After they leave, another wave of visitors will descend on the country during the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Travel tied to the sporting events will only add to the already busy skies over Brazil. The number of passengers has doubled since 2007 and is expected to grow at a more than 6 percent clip over the next decade.

GE Releases 2012 “Global Impact” Report; Tracks Progress Against Environmental, Healthcare and Citizenship Commitments

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  • $5B R&D investment in ecomagination innovations since 2010
  • $3.5B R&D investment in healthymagination innovations since 2009
  • $25B in ecomagination products revenue in 2012
  • $219M in giving to community and educational organizations
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  • $5B R&D investment in ecomagination innovations since 2010
  • $3.5B R&D investment in healthymagination innovations since 2009
  • $25B in ecomagination products revenue in 2012
  • $219M in giving to community and educational organizations

GE ecomagination CEO Series: Energy Technology Ventures

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Listen in as host Robert Reiss is joined by Kevin Skillern of GE Energy Financial Services, Rich Germain of ConocoPhillips and Sumit Sarkar of NRG Energy. They’re discussing a new joint venture among GE, ConocoPhillips and NRG Energy called Energy Technology Ventures, created to invest in next-generation energy technologies. Beyond capital, with the resources of three of America’s largest energy companies, this joint venture will help innovative companies accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and achieve the scale needed to benefit energy users, the economy and the environm

Tea in the Sahara: GE Innovation Taps $450 Billion Water Market, Treats 5 Billion Gallons Daily

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Underground aquifers deep beneath the Sahara desert in Algeria hold huge amounts of fresh water. But as recently as five years ago, many Algerians in the nation’s capital could not count on filling up their teapots. “Some areas would lose water every two or three days,” says Ali Nouioua, GE Power & Water manager and Algiers resident.

The Motley Fool Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: General Electric

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General Electric (NYSE: GE) is one of the world's largest and most respected companies. From appliances to energy, aviation to finance, this appropriately named conglomerate is one whose reach you might have trouble escaping. The deep-rooted company is the only member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index that remains from the original 12 in 1896, and it's practically become a symbol for American ingenuity.

Sustainability: A Technological Challenge

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In 2012, as part of our stakeholder engagement, GE focused on the role of technology in addressing sustainability challenges. We brought together our Citizenship Advisory Panel with technology leaders from GE’s Global Research centers for a convening with public policy, research and civil society experts. The Panel also spent time with our Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, to discuss these issues.

GE Walks Its Talk on Sustainability, Says 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report

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In the 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics, AXA, Coca-Cola, Deustche Bank, EADS, General Electric and L’Oreal – companies that last year were not getting enough credit for their actual environmental, social and governance performance – have now earned reputations that match their relatively high sustainability achievements, according to a November 2012 Research Digest entry from CSR International.

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