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General Electric (GE)

General Electric Company or GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. The products and services of the Company range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products.

In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 14th most profitable. Other rankings for 2011 include #7 company for leaders (Fortune), #5 best global brand (Interbrand), #82 green company (Newsweek), #13 most admired company (Fortune), and #19 most innovative company (Fast Company).

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Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.
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General Electric Powers Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

GE funds Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge for local renewable energy, but it also markets "power in a pinch" transportable natural gas generators…
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Life After Sandy: How NYC is Improving Its Electric Grid

With our climate in upheaval, many cities, organizations and businesses are talking about building resiliency into their operations, in order to allow them…
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Report: 14 U.S. Offshore Wind Projects in ‘Advanced Stages’ of Development

The U.S. is playing catch-up, but notable progress is being made as 14 U.S. offshore wind projects are in the advanced stages of…
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Finding a Narrative: ‘Sustainability’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Real to Consumers

Last week at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, gDiapers CEO, Jason Graham-Nye said: “I think sustainability is like fight club. The…
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Global Desalination Challenge Aims For ‘Big Outcome That Changes the World’

GE and Saudi Aramco issue global desalination challenge focusing on clean energy solutions to lower costs and emissions related to desalination.
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Partnership Between GE and Quirky Presents a ‘Truly Brilliant’ Air Conditioner

Presented earlier this month, Aros, which is described as a “truly brilliant air conditioner," is the result of an ongoing collaboration between General…
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Siemens, GE Open Up Shop at Masdar City

This week, global electronics powerhouse Siemens inaugurated its new Middle East headquarters at Masdar City - a pivotal turning point in the city's…
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Yet Another Way to Put Wastewater to Work

The South African company Sasol has teamed up with GE Power & Water to develop a new wastewater treatment system for recovering biogas…
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Sustainable Business Leaders Call on Obama to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Last week over 150 American companies signed a letter calling President Obama to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In addition…
Tom Steyer launches new TV ad series against Keystone XL Pipeline.

New Ads Against Keystone XL Pipeline Take Climate Action to New Level

Billionaire investor Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action group has launched a series of four TV ads to build public action against the proposed…
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Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

We seem to have forgotten a precious, indispensable and dangerously depleting resource: water. Ironically, most companies have sophisticated and effective sustainability programs in…
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Ontario Ramps Up Smart Grid Investment as Coal is Phased Out

With the launch of the Smart Grid Fund, Ontario is on course to rival technology hubs such as Silicon Valley and Korea.
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GE and Quirky Join Forces in Crowdsourcing Ideas

Wink: Instantly Connected is a new co-branded open innovation platform GE and Quirky announced yesterday.
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Are Big Businesses Next in Line for Crowdfunding?

Would you be surprised to see an expense line item showing up on Coca Cola’s or Nike’s P&L for a Kickstarter campaign? Following…