Google wins the Alexander Hamilton Award for Overall Excellence for the first time this year, having collected awards in six of the seven categories, including two Golds for Best Green Strategy and Financial Risk Management.

The most notable thing about Google's awards, aside from the sheer quantity, is the range of endeavors represented. Some of its winning projects involve such typical treasury activities as hedging investments, integrating the treasuries of acquisitions and streamlining treasury technology. But Google also won for its investments in renewable energy and for the credit card it is testing as a way of supporting the small and midsize businesses that buy ads.

Brent Callinicos, Google's treasurer, and Patrick Pichette, the Internet giant's CFO and senior vice president, say the range of work reflects the culture of the company as a whole and the premium it puts on innovation.

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