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The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

So Fannie and Freddie Weren't the Problem...

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We are learning just how much mortgage fraud was committed by 18 national and international banks and other financial entities that the Federal Housin...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Electrify Africa Act Needs To Change Course

Justin Guay | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The direction Power Africa, President Obama's signature initiative to address energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, is headed is worrying. Worse, the ...

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

USDA Greenlights Dow's 2,4-D Seeds

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company's new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow's infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.

Make CSR Hard Core

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?

Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).

Cities as Laboratories, Discovering America's Healthcare Solutions

Sue Siegel | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Sue Siegel

What would happen if we applied that same type of curiosity -- that innovative laboratory mindset -- to our current healthcare system. Could we make a dent in the $2.8 trillion dollar health care bill we're expected this year?

Golden Rice Is Not So Golden

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

Golden Rice is no closer to solving the complex societal and public health problems underlying micronutrient deficiencies than before.

Will Sochi 2014 Olympic Game Partners Walk Their Talk?

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Soul Dancer

According to Sochi2014.com the following companies are worldwide Olympic partners: Coca-Cola Atos Dow GE McDonalds Omega Panasonic P&G Samsung Visa ...

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

GE's New Wind Turbines Have A Nifty Little Trick

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: I have something to confess. I am a huge fan of renewable energy, but I never paid much attention to sci...

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

Vestas, GE Seek Domestic Wind Power Projects

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

Orders for wind turbines for Vestas have ramped up worldwide, but projects in the United States are still relatively flat. But officials at Vestas an...

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!

Content Marketing Tips for Tech Brands: Attract New Business in Three Simple Steps

Amanda Fayer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Amanda Fayer

The old adage "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" holds true for digital marketers today. This is especially true for the technology industry, where the "honey" is valuable content that makes understanding technology, and its application, easy for consumers.

Video: Comcast Aims to Bring TV Programming to the Web with NBC Deal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In a deal just announced, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, will buy a controlling stake in NBC. The deal will take a a year to close and...

Michael Moore: 'The Real Problem With The IRS' Is GE

Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

Americans are focusing on the wrong IRS scandal, according to Michael Moore. During an appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” earlier this ...

GE Takes Big Stand Against Gun Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

By Ernest Scheyder April 24 (Reuters) - General Electric Co discovered it was financing a small number of firearm purchases in the wak...

It's Good to Be the Multinational Corporations

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Go offshore, young man, and avoid paying taxes. Plunder at will in those foreign lands, and if you get in trouble, Uncle Sam will come rushing to your assistance, diplomatically, financially and militarily, even if you have managed to avoid paying for those government services.

Report: GE Keeps Billions Overseas To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

The company with the most profits parked overseas is General Electric, according to a new Bloomberg analysis of 83 corporations. GE said in a Feb. ...

GOP ­Coddles the Rich, Cuts the Rest

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There will be no end to tax loopholes for the rich, House Speaker John Boehner has asserted. The Republican ruling: The vast middle class, the elderly and the poor must suffer.

How Large Companies Can Innovate

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I am going to show you how one GE exec (at GE HealthCare Hungary) figured out how to instill a sense of creative freedom among the employees that led to a real burst in innovation.