Technology for Good:
A Historical Perspective from GE
TriplePundit is excited to be working with GE on a series this month looking at the company's innovation for the better good over the last 130+ years. Specifically, we'll be introducing a remarkable new online application
that presents every one of GE's annual reports since 1892
. It's an impressive trove of documentation in an equally impressive format - easily scannable for innovations by category.
We're most excited about the fact that GE has made a great effort to highlight the social and environmental importance of many of their innovations. Sometimes this manifest in subtle ways: The first night baseball game
in 1935 made healthful recreation far more accessible to folks with day jobs. Other innovations are more obvious - GE's long standing commitment to wind energy
and more recent eco-magination
campaigns are other notable highlights.
Something else we've talked about on 3p for a long time is the phasing out of traditional paper-bound annual reports (as well as CSR and other types). It's not just about saving trees. Putting annual reports online in a creative, interactive way greatly increases the likelihood they'll actually be read. That's an opportunity to increase transparency and dialogue across stakeholders - something we all welcome.
GE is a 3p Sponsor.