Google: CSR & Sustainability News

Google Inc. is an American multinational Internet and software corporation specialized in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Google’s rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company’s core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as the Gmail email service, the Google Docs office suite, and the Google+ social networking service.

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Google Drives Air Quality Research With Street View Cars

Do you ever sniff the urban air and think, “Gee, I wonder how much nitric oxide I just inhaled?” If so, you won’t…
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Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their…
After logging 1 million miles on private property, Google's autonomous vehicles are now cruising down public streets in Mountain View, California.

A Glimpse Into the Future of Driverless Automobiles

On June 25, Google announced the official arrival of its adorable, autonomous vehicles on the public roads of Mountain View, California.
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Google Offers $200 Million for New Campus, But Not All Are Buying In

Google has proposed a new campus and is offering Mountain View US$200 million in infrastructure and public benefits. But some locals are dubious.
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Best Business Innovations of 2014

Google's autonomous vehicles passed 500,000 driver-free miles last year. But that wasn't the only buzzy-worthy business innovation of 2014.
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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Utilities Roll Out Home Energy Analytics to Over 1.5 Million

TXU Energy and London Hydro are the latest utilities that will deploy Bidgely's cloud-based energy analytics throughout their customer bases. Offering apps and…
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Watch Fishing Vessels and Stamp Out Illegal Fishing

The Global Fishing Watch platform will give the public a bird's eye view on fishing vessels -- which should help stamp out illegal…
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Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

The largest solar power plant in Africa is now in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and generates 95 MW of clean…
7th grader Jose Morga explains how his used a Dell Chromebook to design their experiment to test the composting ability of worms in space.

Dell, Google Technology Inspires Oakland Middle Schoolers

Students at Urban Promise Academy develop science experiments and learn to code with school laptops.
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Google Invests $145 Million to Turn an Old Gas Field Into a Solar Plant

Google invested $145 million in an 82 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kern County, California. The solar power plant, called the Regulus…
The success of a workplace is determined by its culture and values -- just like a football team. Crowdsourced T-shirt company Threadless, for example, decked out its entire Chicago office in art as a nod to its corporate culture. Click here to watch the workplace tour.

3p Weekend: What Creative Workspaces and Fantasy Football Have in Common

As scores of happy (and not-so-happy) fans know all too well, the pro football season kicked off last week. Now, after reviewing scores…
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Google, Ford Among Companies Accused of Climate Change Hypocrisy

Companies including Google, UPS, Ford, Microsoft and eBay are accused of climate change hypocrisy in a scathing report. But are those assumptions fair?
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Stand for LGBT Equality

As marriage equality legislation makes its way through courtrooms across the country, it's clear that equality will soon be the norm rather than…
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Do You know How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied and Motivated?

Innovation is the key when it comes to creating ways to engage employees. Have you got what it takes to create a happy…