How was your 2012? For most companies, it was a turbulent year, with a storm of the century in the U.S.; the Eurozone’s existential moment; crises at suppliers and banks; and citizen protests on every continent. More of the same is expected in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
(3BL Media) September 24, 2012 - GE focuses its citizenship efforts on creating solutions to some of the world’s toughest global challenges. Launched today, www.gecitizenship.com aims to illuminate the Company’s widespread citizenship efforts throughout its businesses and around the globe with a focus on People, Planet and Economy.
Sadly, most American companies do not produce sustainability (or responsibility) reports. In fact, a recent study of sustainability reporting by the US Conference Board, Bloomberg, and the Global Reporting Initiative shows that only a tenth of the 1000 largest U.S. publicly listed companies effectively disclose sustainability data.