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.

Powered By 100% Renewables, Google Sets a New Business Standard

This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year.…

What Tech Companies Can Do To Practice Inclusive Recruiting

Diversity numbers at Silicon Valley's biggest employers improve at a snail's pace. These concrete tips will help any company improve recruiting, hiring and…

Children’s Advocates File FTC Complaint Against Google Over ‘Influencers’

Deals between so-called influencers -- with a substantial social media following -- and their advertisers are not always disclosed. This makes them a…

Google’s Zero-Waste ‘Moonshot’ Could Inspire Other Tech Firms

Google says it is approaching waste diversion from both environmental and economic perspectives, and is reducing waste everywhere, from its data centers to…

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…

Consumers Leave the Nest as Smart Home Technologies Struggle

The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation…

Google’s Robot Bureaucracy Shows Its Darker Side

A recent nasty-gram from Google to TriplePundit sparked some giggles and a few horrified Emoji faces last week.

Video: Diane Solinger Manager, GooglersGive

In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Diane Solinger explains how she manages a global giving program at Google and doubled…

How ‘Siri’ and AI Tech Are Failing Us In Times of Crisis

A recent study commissioned by Stanford University and the University of California concluded that several smartphone AIs from Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft…

How Google Became the World’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Google is the biggest corporate purchaser globally of renewable energy, with a hand in utility-scale wind and solar projects that span the globe.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…

Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia…

Clicking the Way To a Clean Power Future

If the World Wide Web were a country, its energy consumption would rank sixth in the world.

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…

Google Buses Symbolize A Tale of Two Cities

Coined “Google buses,” the long-haul commuter shuttles (most operated by third-party vendors) transport Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other tech employees day-in and…
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