GE CEO Immelt knocks Trump on climate

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by samcraig, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. samcraig macrumors P6

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    #1
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-climate-change-immelt-236671

    “Companies must be resilient and learn to adjust to political volatility all over the world," Immelt wrote Wednesday in an internal company blog post obtained by POLITICO. "Companies must have their own ‘foreign policy’ and create technology and solutions that address local needs for our customers and society.”

    “We believe climate change should be addressed on a global basis through multi-national agreements, such as the Paris Agreement. We hope that the United States continues to play a constructive role in furthering solutions to these challenges, and at GE, we will continue to lead with our technology and actions,” Immelt wrote.

     
  2. zin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #2
    When is General Electric going to pay the bill for their willful pollution of the Hudson River?
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    #3
    The check's in the mail.
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    #4
    Deflection noted. While that issue should be settled - it doesn't negate everything else nor the concern over global warming.
     
  5. zin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #5
    Forget about what a global conglomerate is saying about the environment. Check their actions to see if they mean it. Immelt is cashing in on good publicity, nothing else.

    If he really was concerned about the environment, he'd have had GE pay its taxes to pay for all these environmental programmes.
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    #6
    What taxes? I thought a corporation who paid as little as possible was being smart. Isn't that the lesson from Trump?

    PS http://www.gesustainability.com/performance-data/ecomagination/
    http://www.gesustainability.com/building-things-that-matter/energy-and-climate/

    I'm not saying GE is saintly. But they are doing some good work in this space. http://www.gesustainability.com/building-things-that-matter/energy-and-climate/

    Immelt is definitely looking for a PR bump. But if GE isn't doing anything in the space - then he's opening up himself for criticism. So it would be a bad PR move. I don't think his sole purpose is "PR" q points.
     

Share This Page