Alphabet

Company Score

+1.05
Industry Software & Services
Country United States
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 593
Impact Notes 13
SDG Covered 8 out of 17

Alphabet Inc. is better known as Google, Alphabet Inc. was created via a corporate restructuring of Google in 2015 making it the parent company of Google and its former subsidiaries. Its is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in California and the worlds fifth-largest technology company by revenue, it is also one of the worlds most valuable companies.
Alphabet employs 103,549 people worldwide and 86% of its revenues came from Performance Advertising as reported in 2017 (through user clicks using Adsense and Google Ads) and Brand Advertising. Its total revenue in 2017 was reported as US$110,855 million and a net income of US$12,662 million.

Read about Alphabet and its impact below.

Impact notes

Reduced Inequalities

Exorbitant CEO pay at Google is a major contributor to rising inequality

Profile Cheryl Hadland
Icon time Tue May 12th, 2020 at 12:03pm

"In comparative terms, CEOs [in the US] now make on average 278 times the average worker’s salary, using the options-exercised formula. That’s up from 58 times when compared to 1989 and 20 times to 1965,6 The total compensation growth since 1978 has outstripped that of the stock market growth by 706.7% and the wages of “very high earners,” which have grown 339.2%."6

Decent work and Economic Growth

Google sued for the death of 6 children in DRC cobalt mine

Profile Beny
Icon time Sun Apr 5th, 2020 at 4:54am

Cobalt is an essential element to power the rechargeable lithium batteries used in millions of products to power smartphones, laptops, and electric cars. More than 60% of cobalt originates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) 1, one of the poorest and blessed with vast mineral wealth. The extraction of cobalt from DRC has been linked to many violations and the recent one is the use of child labor.

Quality Education

Google uses technology as a powerful tool for closing the education gap

Profile Srudhi
Icon time Thu Feb 27th, 2020 at 2:17pm

Technology can play an important role in education as it allows to reach more students more efficiently. Students who learn through technology can create a set of skills that will help them throughout their own future careers.

Gender Equality

The murky business behind Google's gender pay gap

Profile Srudhi
Icon time Thu Jan 23rd, 2020 at 1:22pm

According to a Pew Research Center survey, about (4 in 10) 42% employed American women say they had faced various forms of gender discrimination experiencing slights at work, receiving less support from higher officials and employed women are five times more likely to say that they have earned less for the same job [1].  

Decent work and Economic Growth

Google initiatives to promote businesses

Profile Tia
Icon time Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 8:44am

Promotion is a key element in putting across the benefits of a business to the customers. Well-designed marketing and promotional strategies ensure long-term success, bring in more customers and ensure profitability for businesses.