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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Why the Google Bus Protests are a Corporate Sustainability Issue

Increasing rent prices in San Francisco caused by an explosion of Silicon Valley wealth are a material issue that needs to be addressed…

Great CSR Leadership Examples for 2014

Consumers really care about a company’s corporate social responsibility track record. According to research, only 17 percent of consumers surveyed would consider referring…
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Ad Campaign Addresses Persistent Sexism in Google Searches

A new ad campaign reveals the dark side of the world's Google searches that points to pervasive discrimination against women.
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Google Buys 240MW of Wind Power in Texas

In its latest renewable energy buy, Google announced Tuesday that it will purchase the entire 240-megawatt output of a wind farm in the…
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Uber Offers Free Rides to Level Lyft

Mere weeks after securing a staggering $258 million in new funding from Google Ventures and TPG Capital, car-booking service Uber is already training…
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Google Mexico’s Dining Facilities Will be Cage Free

Over the last few years, many companies have made announcements about phasing out battery cages, including Google Mexico.
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Google Says Googling Can Leave a Neutral Carbon Footprint

Google reports that typical users can use its services on a carbon neutral basis when carbon offsets are factored in.
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Why Would Google Hold a Fundraiser for Climate Denier Senator Inhofe?

Google held a fundraiser to benefit Senator Inhofe as well as the national Republican Senatorial Committee. However, why would a company whose Chairman…
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Do Apple’s Tax Practices Reflect Irresponsible Capitalism?

The reports on Apple’s tax avoidance and Cook’s testimony once again brought up the question of tax fairness and what it means nowadays.…
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Silicon Valley Wealth Disparity Continues to Grow

The Silicon Valley is booming. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, the startup-riddled “techtopia” has the country’s second-highest concentration of wealthy…
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Google Got Me Again

Find out the prank Google played this year on unsuspecting web publishers.

‘Cloud Computing King’ Salesforce to Power Data Centers with Renewables

Salesforce, the software-as-a-service company that Bloomberg Businessweek recently called "a cloud computing king," announced last week that it is "committing to work to…

Why Corporate Tax Fairness Should Be Part of the CSR Agenda

Why you can’t call yourself a responsible company and minimize your tax bill to the lowest possible amount at the same time.
Corporations cannot be expected to pay more taxes than legally required. To increase public revenue, governments must amend tax codes.

Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Their Tax Bills

Publicly traded companies like Google and Starbucks are fiduciarily beholden to their shareholders to maximize profits and minimize losses. Companies that fail to…
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GoldieBlox is More Than an Engineering Toy for Girls

GoldieBlox is more than an engineering toy for girls, founder Debbie Sterling believes it will build role models, start conversations, inspire girls to…