Website of Alphabet, Google's parent company

15 April, 2021

Ethical investor Trillium issues warning to Alphabet over whistleblowing

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is under pressure to improve whistleblowing procedures in a move that heightens publicity around the ethics of artificial intelligence and the treatment of work...
Uber sign on the New York Stock Exchange

16 September, 2020

Vanguard takes big names to task over pay and climate policies

The world’s second largest asset manager has, for the first time, gone public on the companies it is engaging with and the issues at the top of its agenda. In an
Google, tech acquisitions

12 February, 2020

US regulator orders tech giants to release data on acquisitions

Corporate acquisitions by Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are to come under scrutiny as US regulators look to see if a series of tech acquisitions were “anticompetitive” and whether ...
Google, tech acquisitions

25 January, 2020

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on AI and quantum computing

The combination of AI and quantum computing will help us tackle some of the biggest problems we see, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at Davos 2020. "When I look at the future and say 'ho...
Laura Codruta Kovesi

29 April, 2019

Risk hotspots: a global roundup

Economy — South Korea Unemployment in South Korean hit a nine-year high of 4.4% in January, offering more bad news as the economy slows. Manufacturing and retail have seen the worst of the...
cyber security, data security

4 February, 2019

Data security poses growing ethics risk

Just a few weeks ago Google received a record €50m (£44m) fine under data protection regulation, sending out a clear warning that companies need to proceed with extreme caution when harvesting, sto...
Snap, Snapchat, non-voting shares

3 December, 2018

Limits to shareholder voting rights mooted by investors

The long-running issue of shareholder voting rights has come to the fore again.  A group of investors, including Legal & General and Dutch pension fund PGGM, wrote to both the New York Stock Exch...
Google, tech acquisitions

5 November, 2018

How the Google walkout was no ordinary employee protest

On Thursday last week, using Google was no different from any other day. You typed in your search term and up came the results. However, a quick search on the browser would also reveal that many of...
Google

18 May, 2018

Google CEO tops global reputation list

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is the world’s most reputable CEO, according to a new index by the Reputation Institute. ...
Google

23 March, 2018

European Commission introduces tough tax laws for digital business

The European Commission has proposed rules to ensure that companies conducting business digitally in the European Union are paying their fair share of tax. Under the p...