At GE, we draw upon the insights of experts across our Company and around the globe to assess our sustainability priorities and relate them to our business strategy. We work regularly with hundreds of customers, regulators, non-governmental organizations, academics, government bodies and other partners to identify emerging issues and develop collaborative solutions.

GE also leverages the knowledge of our employees at all levels of the organization who are often closest to our customers, partners and communities as part of their work responsibilities and volunteer initiatives.

GE has two formal stakeholder engagement processes supporting our sustainability strategies. GE’s Ecomagination Advisory Board provides input on the environmental imperatives GE should be considering, product innovations and policy engagement. In 2016, GE’s Sustainability Advisory Panel provided guidance on human rights and our overall sustainability strategy.

 

Sustainability Advisors

 

John Morrison

John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Expertise: Human rights, corporate responsibility

Year joined the Panel: 2015

John has extensive experience working with leading companies on issues of corporate responsibility and human rights. He worked previously with The Body Shop International plc and led the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights from 2003 to 2009. He has also worked for a number of civil society and governmental organizations on issues of migration, human trafficking and forced labor.

Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School

Expertise: Sustainable development, corporate responsibility

Year joined the Panel: 2015

Jane has been working with businesses, governments and multilateral agencies on sustainable development since the first Rio Earth Summit, in 1992. She is director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s CSR Initiative and a senior fellow at the school’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.

Simon Zadek

Simon Zadek, Senior Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and Visiting Scholar at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management

Expertise: Sustainability, corporate responsibility

Year joined the Panel: 2015

Simon is a co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, a Senior Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and visiting scholar at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, and distinguished senior fellow at the Academy of Business in Society. Simon founded, and was until 2009, chief executive of the international think tank, AccountAbility. He is widely published, including the award-winning book The Civil Corporation and the widely used Harvard Business School article, “Pathways to Corporate Responsibility,” and is a regular contributor to the international media, through Project Syndicate, the Guardian and regular columns in China Daily and Caixin.

 

Read more about the sustainability priorities informed by all our stakeholder engagement in our Sustainability Priorities section.