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Stakeholder Voices

GE understands that ongoing engagement with employees, customers, regulators, NGOs and other stakeholders is critical to understanding and managing our most material issues. This campaign highlights content in this section comprises content from our blog, Thoughts from Stakeholders, which is a place for our internal and external stakeholders to share their insights on global sustainability challenges and corporate responsibility best practices.

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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
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...
Jan 22, 2014 4:00 PM ET
The Civic 50: Creating a Framework for Real Shared Value
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 economic value in a way that also creates social value, we are now seeing a growing number of companies step up to turn...
Jan 17, 2014 3:00 PM ET
A Women’s World: About Virtual Offices and Gender Gyms
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 mobile phone. More than 60% of women in Saudi Arabia achieve higher education—yet only 17% of these women are employed, compared to 75 percent...
Jan 8, 2014 11:45 AM ET
MENAT: Business and Human Rights, Gender, and Migration Challenges
By Mark Nordstrom Senior Labor and Employment Counsel, GE 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 have come to realize that the situation is similar in the UAE. Two years...
Dec 11, 2013 1:00 PM ET
Two Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA
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 to know that women in MENA are, in fact, more educated than women in most other regions. Between 1980 and 2010, the average years of...
Dec 9, 2013 3:15 PM ET