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.

To Best Address Climate Change, Sustainability Must Influence Policy

It’s all but impossible to ignore that climate change is real and represents a devastating future for people around the world.

Google Provides $10M Grant to Boost Skills Building at Goodwill

Behind the power of Google employee volunteers and a $10 million grant from the technology titan, Goodwill recently announced it will have the…

Google Posts Sustainability Update, Yet Lacks Frankness on Russia Ads

Until Google comes clean with how it could have allowed its technology to risk chipping away at its home country’s democratic institutions, its…

Encouraging Healthy Habits in Employees

There are many straightforward ways that businesses can become sustainable, but one of the best ways is to invest in employees. Employee health…

Leading and Following by Example: Companies Taking a Public Stance on Social Issues

To better equip corporate leaders with strategies on how to respond to social issues, CECP asked members of its corporate coalition to weigh…

3p Weekend Round-Up: Latest Count on Companies Standing Against Racism

First a trickle, now a flood: top CEOs are boycotting Trump's councils -- and taking action against hate to fill the president's leadership…

Google’s Most Famous Ex-Employee Derides Cult of Corporate Social Responsibility

In a new op-ed, former Google engineer James Damore suggests that he really was not trying to make a research-based case against women…

Google’s ‘Sexist Manifesto’ Bring Diversity’s Real Challenges to Light

A leaked memo that was offered to Google higher-ups on the pretense of offering "suggestions" is creating uproar in the tech community about…

Why Google Nudges Employees to Eat Less Meat

In the interests of making it easier for people to make the right choices, Google has been nudging its employees to eat less…

How Mindfulness Can Help You Be a Better Sustainability Leader

Given that the science is so clear on the beneficial impacts of practicing mindfulness, it’s easy to see why major corporations are charging…

Google’s Interactive Website Explains Syrian Refugee Crisis

Google teamed up with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to address some of the most common questions about the Syrian crisis.

Google Sued Over a Culture of Leaks Mixed with Intimidation

Google's culture of secrecy has gone too far, say employees. And some filed a lawsuit alleging that the tech giant ran afoul of…

Report: Autonomous EVs Will Transform U.S. Cities by 2030

The concept of car ownership will change dramatically over the next 13 years, say California think tank RethinkX. By 2030, only 20 percent…

Google Fights Back Against Pay Inequality Accusations

Google claims to have achieved gender parity across its global offices. The Department of Labor disagrees -- and it's suing Google for allegedly…

Google Will Boost the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Avoid Offensive Videos

Google is applying machine learning technology to monitor some YouTube videos in order to separate advertisers from offensive content.