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Green Builder Media's Eco-Leaders List Announced

These nine eco-leaders embrace triple bottom line and prove sustainability is good for revenues, people, and the planet.
Press Release

Seattle, WA, August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently released its widely anticipated annual Eco-Leaders report, which names nine of the most forward-looking sustainable companies. 

GE Releases 2013 Progress Against Sustainability Commitments

Press Release

FAIRFIELD, CT, June 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - GE (NYSE: GE) today released its 2013 update reporting the progress of the company's ecomagination and healthymagination initiatives, as well as its measureable impact from broader sustainability efforts. In 2013, GE invested more than $2 billion in research and development for ecomagination and healthymagination innovations, and projects with ecomagination offerings generated $28 billion in revenue.

Portuguese Brewery saves 72 million liters of water annually with GE technology

Summary: 
  • Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas Brewery, Part of the HEINEKEN Group, near Lisbon Honored with GE ecomagination Award
  • Annual Fresh Water Consumption Reduced by 72 Million Liters
  • Brewery Lessened Its Environmental and Economic Impact
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  • Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas Brewery, Part of the HEINEKEN Group, near Lisbon Honored with GE ecomagination Award
  • Annual Fresh Water Consumption Reduced by 72 Million Liters
  • Brewery Lessened Its Environmental and Economic Impact

Sister Patricia Daly, a Visionary Leader Dedicated to Environmental Justice, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award

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BOSTON, April 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Long-time shareholder advocate and executive director of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, Sister Patricia Daly, OP has been awarded the sixth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made today at the annual Ceres Conference, which is running April 30- May 1 at The Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA.

GE’s Ecomagination Lacks Eco and Imagination

Blog

By Carol Pierson Holding

Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten the company’s Goliath-like environmental footprint.” A noble effort indeed.

New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables

Article

Shifting rapidly with the weather, the supply of renewable power can be quite changeable. Most power plants, however, are anything but. Unable to ramp up or down quickly and efficiently, conventional facilities lack the ability to capitalize on a growing influx of wind and solar power to the grid.

Mother Knows Best: How One Family Roadtrip Launched the Automobile Age

Blog

One summer morning in southern Germany, Bertha Benz climbed into her husband’s car, grabbed her two teenage sons, and drove off to her mother’s house 60 miles away without telling her husband. What sounds like a budding family drama was in fact a historic roadtrip that launched the automobile age. Bertha’s husband was Carl Benz, the perfectionist inventor of the automobile, who has been reluctant take his car for a drive “until it’s ready.” Bertha, on the other hand, lacked Carl’s patience and wanted to show the results.

After Brazil

Blog

As part of the GE Citizenship Expert Panel, it was interesting being back in Brazil one year after Rio+20 to discuss the challenges of implementing sustainability.

GE's Innovative Natural Gas Turbines See Global Popularity

Article

The world's largest collection of medical research institutions and hospitals, the Texas Medical Center, depends on GE's natural gas-fueled turbine unit to support its 280-building empire. That same technology was used to provide Japan with power after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and will be used to power next year's Winter Olympic Games in Russia.

GE Makes World’s Most Ethical Companies List For Seven Straight Years

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The Ethisphere Institute named GE to its annual list of the world’s most ethical companies for the seventh straight year. Only 23 companies made list every year since it launched seven years ago.

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