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).

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

GE and Quirky Join Forces in Crowdsourcing Ideas

Wink: Instantly Connected is a new co-branded open innovation platform GE and Quirky announced yesterday.

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…

World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Helps Companies Map Water Risk Globally

The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water…

It’s Official: More Wind than Natural Gas Installs in 2012

The U.S. wind power industry not only had its best year ever in 2012, but exceeded natural gas in the installation of new…

Research Shows Companies Are Losing Sight of the Big Sustainability Picture

A recent research study found that in their drive for transparency, companies are losing sight of the big sustainability picture. It was as…

SEC Rule on Conflict Minerals Causes Vastly Different Reactions

While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers file a lawsuit to stop or modify the SEC rule on conflict…

GoldieBlox is More Than an Engineering Toy for Girls

GoldieBlox is more than an engineering toy for girls, founder Debbie Sterling believes it will build role models, start conversations, inspire girls to…

Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…

GE Launches CSR Portal With Focus on People, Planet and Economy

Now GE is even more forthcoming with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy with the launch of its GE Citizenship site.