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HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
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Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

HUBweek Change Maker: Dean Seavers

by Zoe Dobuler
Article

Dean Seavers joined National Grid in 2014 as U.S. President of National Grid. Dean’s career as a value creator has included leadership roles at GE, United Technologies, and Tyco. He led GE Security, a $2 billion product and technology group, and he also led a $4 billion global services portfolio for United Technologies. Dean was a founding partner of Red Hawk Fire & Security and led its emergence as the second largest independent fire and security platform in the U.S.

The Oilfield Digitalization Opportunity Executives Can’t Afford to Miss

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At the Baker Hughes GE Annual Meeting this week in Florence, Italy, a CEO began his presentation with this bold adage: “Digital strategy = Business strategy.” Executives on nearly every panel pointed to the digital opportunity.

As the oil and gas industry invests in the digital transformation to improve competitiveness, companies should seize the opportunity to integrate methane emissions management into their broader digital agendas, as a key way to maximize value and stay competitive in the low carbon energy transition.

The Oilfield Digitalization Opportunity Executives Can’t Afford to Miss

Blog

At the Baker Hughes GE Annual Meeting this week in Florence, Italy, a CEO began his presentation with this bold adage: “Digital strategy = Business strategy.” Executives on nearly every panel pointed to the digital opportunity.

As the oil and gas industry invests in the digital transformation to improve competitiveness, companies should seize the opportunity to integrate methane emissions management into their broader digital agendas, as a key way to maximize value and stay competitive in the low carbon energy transition.

Calling on the Private Sector to Solve the Next Great Health Crisis of Our Time – Global Safe Surgery

Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
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The global health world periodically has rude awakenings that expose vulnerabilities in countries’ preparedness to handle health crises. The outbreaks of Ebola and Zika in recent years are a glaring example of this weakness, exposing how poorly prepared areas like West Africa were for threats of that magnitude. Governments, civil society, and the private sector leapt into action with the resources to help, but their aid arrived late and was not completely organized, rendering their relationships and resources underutilized.

GE and Southern California Edison Debut World’s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

Summary: 
  • Helps meet immediate energy needs in California
  • Enhances flexibility, reliability and response time to customer’s energy demands
  • Allows more effective use of renewables and faster response to changing demands
  • Reduces environmental impact and cost for Southern California Edison’s operations and its customers
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  • Helps meet immediate energy needs in California
  • Enhances flexibility, reliability and response time to customer’s energy demands
  • Allows more effective use of renewables and faster response to changing demands
  • Reduces environmental impact and cost for Southern California Edison’s operations and its customers

Workplace Performance Ratings Make a Major Change - The Minute

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Performance ratings have been the norm in corporate practice for decades. But now there’s a move to shift from numeric rankings and grading labels toward a more nuanced conversation to evaluate work.

Green Builder Media's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Many of the top brands are shoring up their positions with ramped-up R&D, and an emphasis on energy efficiency and connected technology.
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IN THIS YEAR’S READERS’ CHOICE SURVEY, we noticed an emphasis on durability: efficient, high-quality products and materials that will last a lifetime. But, we had to ask, if green products last longer, won’t companies sell fewer of them? Will success ultimately hurt them?

Some of this year's winners included: 

From Crisis to Collaboration: Building Stronger Systems in Response to Ebola

Free Webinar, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1:30-2:30 P.M. EST
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How can companies and nongovernmental organizations better respond to global outbreaks? What are the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead? Join the Points of Light Corporate Service Council and Disaster Response Team, along with companies who are leading Ebola response efforts. Hear examples, highlights and reactions from GE, GSK, IBM, Jhpiego and USAID.

Speakers include:

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

And here’s what to watch out for in 2015
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By Andrew Winston
It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, using new social media tools and old-fashioned marches, rose up to drive change. Both in response and pre-emptively, the world’s leading companies continued to aggressively pivot their businesses toward more sustainable and innovative ways of operating.

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