There is hardly a family that has not had a brush with cancer. We all know someone who has been fighting cancer, survived, or died from the disease. As a result, we tend look at cancer through our personal experience and often lose sight of the big picture. That is why today, on World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control, which is organizing it, is focusing on dispelling myths about the disease. Myths that cancer is just a health issue, for example.
GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This post by Isabel Hilton discusses transparency in corporate tax affairs.
If you still need more evidence that the Industrial Internet and big data analytics are driving a revolution in manufacturing, productivity and services, take a closer look at the 2013 Global Innovation Barometer released last week. The Barometer, which surveyed 3,000 executives from 25 countries, found that 53 percent of respondents considered the ability to mine data inside and outside their company crucial to successful innovation, and 63 percent said that their firm was already developing ways to use big data for innovation.
GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This post by Jane Nelson discusses the potential for new kinds of collaboration through developments in information and communications technology.
GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This first post by Nick Robins tackles the gap between climate change risk and ambition.
In mid-September 2012, GE’s Citizenship team experimented with a new practice of in-depth online stakeholder engagement. Specifically, we invited 50 sustainability experts from around the world into a weeklong virtual dialogue on the OpenEyeWorld (OEW) platform to provide feedback our new Citizenship Web portal.
Matching-gift programs are a bonus that often goes unnoticed by employees
Every year since he adopted his 4-year-old son from South Korea, Sean Walton, of Bedford, Mass., has made a donation to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York., which advocates for adoptive families. Through its matching-gift program, his employer, Loomis, Sayles & Co. in Boston, matches his donation dollar for dollar.
"It's a great benefit because it gives the employees a say, as far as where the company donations go," said Walton, a bond trader.
Early last summer, Sister Mary Ethel Parrot dropped by the office of WaterStep, a Louisville charity fighting waterborne disease around the world, and picked up a pair of tote bags filled with tubing, clamps and other plastic parts. The nun took them on a plane to Uganda, where she had set up a boarding school for girls.
Since its inception nearly six decades ago, the GE Foundation has been committed to education. Today, that commitment is seen in the Foundation’s support of initiatives that improve access, quality and equity in public education. The GE Foundation has primarily targeted its education funding to seven U.S. school districts in communities where GE has a significant business presence and calls this effort Developing Futures.
MyEvent.com recently developed a custom fundraising website for GE's Executive Development Course (EDC). The custom website empowered the participants in the EDC program to raise more than $100,000 for a village in Tanzania through their personal fundraising pages.
The participants were part of an immersive and productive business experience to study power solutions in Sub Saharan Africa.