Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America Announces Google Achieves AWS Certification

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America have announced Google achieved AWS certification at its Mountain View, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and Dublin, Ireland campuses under the AWS Standard. Earning AWS certification for commercial office space demonstrates Google’s commitment to understanding the complex issues and opportunities within the watersheds it operates and to work with local stakeholders to achieve the five outcomes of water stewardship to include: sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance, the healthy status of important water-related areas (rivers, marshes, etc.), and safe water…

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Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

As billions of people are still under COVID-19 lockdown, the shadow pandemic of violence against women has been growing within homes around the world. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, impacted one in three women worldwide. Recent data from multiple countries already show a spike in reporting of domestic violence through helplines since COVID-19 lockdowns started. As countries now contend with economic crisis, service shortfalls and high levels of stress, many women find themselves trapped in isolation with abusive partners, without…

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Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association, Google Launch “Support Local News” Ad Campaign

The Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association have announced the launch of a major ad campaign, “Support Local News,” in partnership with the Google News Initiative. Backed by $15 million in funding from Google, the campaign will raise awareness of the need and importance of funding newsrooms through subscriptions, donations and advertising. As communities across the nation grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and the injustice related to the death of George Floyd, local media has been on the front lines to inform its readers. While these major stories with…

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Google joins New Plastics Economy as Technology Partner

Google has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative as a Technology Partner, and with other participating organisations, will scale-up solutions to eliminate plastic waste and pollution through its latest technology. Google has been a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since 2015, working together on topics which range from consumer electronics and advanced technologies such as AI and machine learning to urban planning and construction. In 2019, Google announced its circular economy vision — to become a Circular Google in a Sustainable world. The company has…

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IPA welcomes Google crackdown on political advertising

The IPA has welcomed Google’s crackdown on political ad targeting and misleading claims, but the professional body for ad agencies continues to call for a platform-neutral, machine-readable register of all political ads and ad data online. According to Google, as of next week in the UK, campaigns will no longer be able to match their own database of prospective voters against Google’s user base, to target individuals across platforms such as YouTube and Google search. Google has also said that it will take action on obviously misleading statements in ads.…

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