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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

Dell, Google Technology Inspires Oakland Middle Schoolers

Students at Urban Promise Academy develop science experiments and learn to code with school laptops.

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…

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…

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?

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…

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…

Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…

Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…

Nest Freezes Sales of Smoke Alarm, Is Sued Over Thermostat’s Energy Savings Claims

Nest Labs quickly became a darling of both the sustainability and tech worlds for its sleek, Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector designed to…

‘Tech Backlash’ Perfect Time for Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ CSR

Exactly how should tech companies be responding to their effect on the local Silicon Valley economy?