Alphabet

Company Score

+1.50
Industry Software & Services
Country United States
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 356
Impact Notes 11
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

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.

Partnership for the Goals

Alphabet: Building and leveraging technology infrastructure for scaled social impact

Profile Pratik Bhatnagar
Icon time Thu Dec 19th, 2019 at 8:39am

Never before has there been such an imperative for technology to play a role in accelerating progress towards SDGs. "An estimated 70% of new value created in the economy over the next decade will be based on digitally-enabled platforms"[1]. And many of these platforms will be vehicles for delivering social impact.

Reduced Inequalities

Google AI technology helps the Lives of People with Disabilities

Profile Diane
Icon time Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 10:54am

Advanced technology is a force multiplier in unlocking solutions for the biggest challenges facing society. The technical advancement in artificial intelligence helps to overcome barriers and open new vistas to everyone, especially disabled people. Google has developed a number of AI-powered applications and features designed to make the physical world more accessible to users with disabilities[1].