Ecomagination shares analysis that has led to new business models and has helped our customers look around corners, as well as convening key stakeholders to take action. Below are several reports that have inspired action and some events that have spurred discussion since 2016.
- “Global Power Plant Efficiency Analysis”
- “Water-Energy Nexus: Business Risks and Rewards”
- Harvard Business Review: “Solving the Twin Crises of Energy and Water Scarcity”
- Renewable Energy Era
- Executive Summary – “Unlocking the low-carbon economy with digital technologies”
2016 Event Highlights
The New York Times – “Energy for Tomorrow,” Paris
In November 2016, Deb Frodl spoke on a panel providing insight into how GE, through Ecomagination, has set aggressive targets to help boost the bottom line and make progress for the environment. The overall panel discussed how businesses are using new technologies to innovate in a carbon-constrained economy.
World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
At the World Future Energy Summit in January 2016, Deb Frodl gave a keynote address about Egypt’s future energy mix. Both Deb and Ecomagination Director Libby Wayman also participated in panel discussions providing insight into Ecomagination during the conference.
Fast Company Innovation Festival, New York, NY
Ecomagination’s Deb Frodl, Tony Neal-Graves, VP, Internet of Things and Internet Solutions at Intel, Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose and Jenny Fielding, a Managing Director at Techstars, spoke at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in November 2016, The panel focused on the impact that digital technology can have on operational efficiency and emissions reduction.
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, New York, NY
Deb Frodl addressed the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in June 2016. During her session, she spoke about sustainable business being the new normal. She discussed how Ecomagination strategy has helped GE to continue to innovate, and how this innovation has been a growth driver.
Fortune “Change the World” – Number 3
GE’s Ecomagination strategy was named to the third spot in the Fortune “Change the World” list for our commitment to cleaner technology innovation over the preceding 11 years. Read the full story here.
One Young World Environmental Summit, Tucson, AZ
In May 2016, Deb Frodl spoke at the One Young World Environmental Summit about the secret success of collaboration. Her presentation addressed using partnerships, embracing failure, and making goals simple to turn the tide of climate change.