Google under pressure from Congress, activists, shareholders

CQ on Congress, Episode 165

Google is under pressure to change its corporate culture. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

In the face of gridlock in Congress, investors, pension funds, and some states are pushing public companies to do more to diversify their boards, combat climate change, stamp out sexual harassment and give workers a voice.

CQ Roll Call's Laura Weiss talks about what happened at Google's annual shareholder meeting where board members were confronted with protests and calls for change. 

“This is well beyond a cultural crisis, it’s an identity crisis,” a representative of an investor group that submitted a proposal to give employees a voice to Google’s parent company told Weiss. “They need those employees. That’s their asset.” 

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