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General Electric and Ashoka Changemakers Award $75K to Innovators Advancing Economic Equality for Women in the Middle East and North Africa

By Ashoka Changemakers

The winners of the Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality competition, sponsored by General Electric and Ashoka Changemakers will each receive US $25,000 in unrestricted funding to support their innovative solutions for advancing...

Civic 50

The Civic 50: Creating a Framework for Real Shared Value

By Yvonne Siu

Companies are connecting the dots between their community work and their business bottom-line. Nearly three years after Michael Porter and Mark Kramer published “Creating Shared Value” in the Harvard Business Review calling on businesses to create...

Two Girls in Turkey

A Women’s World: About Virtual Offices and Gender Gyms

By Kristie Wang

For women from the Middle East or North Africa, it is often difficult to find paid work. But there are solutions: If you’re not allowed to work in public spaces—create a virtual office. If you’re not feeling comfortable in Internet cafés—use your...


MENAT: Business and Human Rights, Gender, and Migration Challenges

By Mark Nordstrom

My last blog discussed a meeting of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (“GBI”) in connection with a conference held in China. I noted that the topic of human rights and business was not as alien to China as I had anticipated. And now I...

Sewing machines have been replaced by laptops in Gojal

Two Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA

By John Townsend

The Middle East and North Africa is home to a growing number of women who are, uncharacteristically, demanding equal citizenship and a greater role in society. The impetus? Women are getting educated—and getting online. It might surprise most Westerners...

Photo credit: Erminig Gwenn

12 Initiatives Working to Empower Women in the Middle East

By Leena Al Olaimy

Photo credit: Erminig Gwenn Editor’s Note: A version of this blog post was originally published on and is cross-posted here with permission. General Electric teamed up with Ashoka Changemakers to find social innovators who are unleashing...


After Brazil

By Dawn Rittenhouse

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. International businesses need to operate globally but also respond to local priorities. We...

Stakeholder Panel

Citizenship for Sustainable Business

By Simon Zadek

Beijing, my home for this year, is about a 25-hour flight from São Paolo. With Beijing smothered in toxic smog, it is hard to tell that today is a summer day, the solstice, in fact, the longest day of the year. This is the right place to experience in...


Getting Myanmar’s Energy Balance Right

By Arthur Hanna

A new report, released today at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, provides insights to assist Myanmar in its transition towards a new energy architecture. Myanmar’s re-emergence into the global economy presents policy-makers with a series of...


From Vision to Reality: Haiti’s Largest Public Sector Hospital Opens with Support from the GE Foundation: A Q&A with Hector E. Aguilar

By Hector Aguilar

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the second deadliest earthquake of all time. With a magnitude of 7.0 Mw, 220,000 people were killed, and more than 250,000 homes were destroyed. In the earthquake’s aftermath, many Haitians desperately needed medical...

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Sustainable Growth 2012

GE’s 2012 Sustainable Growth Summary highlights progress against commitments on our social, environmental and economic impacts—or, what we call People, Planet and Economy.



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