A greener and more digital Germany

The impacts of Google’s digital infrastructure investment

6 October 2023

Google has invested approximately 1 billion euro in digital infrastructure and clean energy in Germany between 2017 and 2022.

Implement Consulting Group has been asked by Google to assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts for the German society of this investment.

What is in the study?

Google’s investment helps drive this progress by expanding its digital infrastructure while conscientiously prioritising environmental, economic, and social aspects throughout the entire supply chain. This report examines the impacts of Google's investments on the planet, its people, and the economic prosperity in Germany.

The impact assessment relies on a broad set of indicators from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Better Life Index. The index assesses well-being across a range of indicators that are essential for material living conditions and overall quality of life. This includes indicators such as GDP and the underlying drivers of economic prosperity such as productivity and employment.

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