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.


Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…
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Individual Investors Can Now Divest From Fossil Fuels with One ETF

A new exchange-traded fund offers investors a means to match their portfolios with their values backed by data. And get this, it's outperformed…
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Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is a global problem. In Silicon Valley, many businesses believe its a far away problem with distant answers. Bad news:…
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Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California -- home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft's Silicon Valley office -- boasts gorgeous campuses for work…
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Five Strategies to Promote Diversity in Tech

Diversity in the tech community is a hot topic these days as several industry giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google try to shed…
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Google Maps + Pollution Sensors Show How Cities “Breathe”

A leap in sensing technology is on track to make hyper-local air pollution data in cities just as accessible and useful to the…
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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…

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…

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…