GE Citizenship Report: Creating Sustainable Value for Shareowners
GE's 2010 Citizenship Report: Sustainable Growth cites research that "shows that on average, positive, opportunity-focused application of environmental, social and governance investment criteria leads to outperformance," according to Cary Krosinsky, Senior Vice President of Trucost, an environmental investment research firm. "The challenge is not to measure the financial return for doing good," states the report, "but rather the financial rewards from successfully addressing global challenges with profitable products and services."
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Citizenship at GE is more than a program or a set of good intentions - it is a full-time commitment built upon cultural behaviors and actions. These actions are integrated with business strategy and have defined goals, strategies and metrics that make it actionable and accountable.