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.

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…

Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…

Individual Investors Can Now Divest From Fossil Fuels with One ETF

A new exchange-traded fund offers investors a means to match their portfolios with their values backed by data. And get this, it's outperformed…

Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is a global problem. In Silicon Valley, many businesses believe its a far away problem with distant answers. Bad news:…

Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California -- home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft's Silicon Valley office -- boasts gorgeous campuses for work…

Five Strategies to Promote Diversity in Tech

Diversity in the tech community is a hot topic these days as several industry giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google try to shed…

Google Maps + Pollution Sensors Show How Cities “Breathe”

A leap in sensing technology is on track to make hyper-local air pollution data in cities just as accessible and useful to the…