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 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.
Typical Google user is carbon neutral.

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…

TEDxPresidio: Re-Inventing Capitalism

On Saturday, September 8th, 2012, a few hundred forward-thinking folks gathered at TEDxPresidio at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to…
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The Top 10 Bay Area CSR Reporters and Performers

We decided it’s time to check if San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and other cities around the Bay, which is the…
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Greenpeace Upgrades Apple’s iCloud Ratings but Hammers It for Lack of Transparency

While Apple published a number of updates on its efforts to power its data centers using renewable energy as well as a clear…

Are the Greatest Brands in the World Sustainable?

What makes a brand a great brand? And is there something common to all the great brands that differentiate them from the ordinary…
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Our Data: A Sustainable Resource in the Digital Ecosystem?

Our personal data form an incredibly important resource for many technology companies, leading some to regard the massive amounts of data we generate…