GE

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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What the Folks at the Bottom of the Pyramid Can Teach Us

There was an article in Harvard Business Review last week by Deepa Prahalad entitled “Design Lessons from the Consumer at the Bottom of…
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GE Switches to New Technology That Reaps Huge CO2 Reduction

Employees at GE’s branch that builds refrigerators, GE Appliances & Lighting, recently discovered that a new compound or hydrocarbon, cyclopentane, can slash greenhouse…
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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Investment Strategies: Lessons from the Past?

By Matthew Madden Are the same strategies and market dynamics that characterized the growth of the telecom industry in the late 1990’s surfacing…
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Monsanto Will Create Own GMO Environmental Reports

In a bizarre move, the USDA will allow Monsanto to conduct its own impact studies on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Is this a…

Money to Burn? GE is Putting Wasted Flare Gas to Work

Imagine checking your tires regularly to maintain proper inflation, getting your car tuned up as needed to keep it running efficiently, when all…
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Is Monsanto Being Mowed Down by its Own Combine?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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If GE, Ford & Nike Can Find Business Growth and Brand Value in Green, Anyone Can

By Trey Trenchard The term “differentiated green” refers to companies who pursue green strategies to go beyond clearing regulatory and negative PR hurdles.…
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Universities Embrace GRI Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting has become de rigeur among thousands of companies as well as a majority of the Global Fortune 250, but now even…
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EDF and GE Partner on Local Energy Savings Projects

By Beth Trask, Environmental Defense Fund In a world of uncertainty, energy efficiency may be the only sure bet, zero-risk investment.  If you…
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Companies Show 14% Improvement in Climate Action in 2009

Climate Counts released its 3rd annual climate scorecard today, demonstrating that, you guessed it, Climate Counts for big companies. Across the board, the…
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GE Brings Energy Management Home: The Nucleus

If you can imagine this somewhat Jetsonesque scenario where you have a smart meter, like a stock ticker, updating the system on the…
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The Patriotic Endeavor Rush Limbaugh Won’t Support: Electric Cars

It was a short drive to my in-laws’ house for Thanksgiving this year. Roundtrip, we logged about 68 miles— not bad, considering the…
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GE Takes Steps to Ensure EVs Arrive Sooner: Will Buy 12,000

Synergy has been used too often in marketing campaigns, but it’s still a wonderful word, and it does describe an emerging trend in…
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Can Manufacturing Come Back to the U.S.?

American manufacturing can recover. Cheap oversees labor does not always translate into lowered manufacturing costs. NCR, Farouk Systems, and Ford Motor Company have…
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New Opportunities and Conflicts for Sustainable Investors

The Boston investment firm Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management has produced a new paper called “Capital and Climate Change” arguing that climate change is…