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Why a Car Company has a Pollinator Program

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GM is committed to using its lands to increase and promote native biodiversity – and it encourages other companies to do it, too. Presenting at the Electric Power Research Institute Conference, Sue Kelsey, GM’s global biodiversity program manager, shared benefits of making commitments related to sustainable growth. Below is an illustration of her comments, drawn by Nitya Waklhu of Drawbridge Innovations LLC, which explored how pollinators help GM reduce its environmental footprint and maximize community impact.

Transforming a Business Starts with Employees

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GM’s chief talent officer, Michael Arena, knows the power of culture and employees. In an industry that is poised for radical disruption, like automotive, it is critical to disrupt the way employees work to not only keep pace with start-ups, but to transform veteran companies. Arena’s core objective is to develop a culture where people feel connected and empowered.

It all started in 2014 when he asked the company futurist what will be important from a workplace and employee perspective in the year 2020. Four main areas emerged.  

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

Partners with four new nonprofits to increase STEM engagement among students, teachers
Summary: 
  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 
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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 

GM Scales Autonomous Vehicle Fleet to 180 Electric Cars

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GM is using mass-production methods to manufacture 130 fully electric Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with self-driving technology at an assembly plant in Michigan. These vehicles will join the 50 already deployed in San Francisco, Scottsdale and metro Detroit. GM is testing these self-driving cars and collecting real-world data, ensuring they meet the company’s strict safety and quality standards.

GM Produces First Round of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Vehicles

Summary: 
  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180
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  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180

Focus on Culture, Collaboration and Creativity to Drive Corporate Sustainability

GM's environmental manager shares her role in GM’s sustainability journey
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For Bridget Burnell, GM’s manager of environmental sustainability initiatives, sustainability is more than just her job – it’s personal.

She spent much of her childhood on her grandfather’s 60-acre tree farm, going for walks around the property as her “Grandad” called out to birds and pointed out animal tracks. He passed down a love and respect for the environment that Burnell channels in her job today.

Burnell leads the teams pursuing GM’s renewable energy, waste reduction, water conservation, habitat preservation and other environmental commitments.

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - June 2017

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Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report
General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business. GM summarizes its impact in its annual sustainability report at gmsustainability.com.

Light Electrification Leads 2018 Buick LaCrosse Updates

Buick’s technology flagship just got more sophisticated
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DETROIT, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Buick LaCrosse expands its technological credentials by adding eAssist light electrification for the 2018 model. The combination of an electric motor with Buick’s latest 2.5L four-cylinder engine delivers quiet, refined and spirited efficient performance backed by the value and customer experience expected of Buick.

Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report

GM strengthens its business, reduces environmental impact and improves communities
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DETROIT, June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ — General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business. GM summarizes its impact in its annual sustainability report at gmsustainability.com.

General Motors 2016 Sustainability Report: Progress in Pictures

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General Motors just launched its 2016 sustainability report. Scroll through the photo gallery to learn about GM's sustainability approach, aspirations and progress. The complete report can be found at gmsustainability.com.

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