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'Purpose Premium' Found to Create Reputational Gains for Companies
'Purpose Premium' Found to Create Reputational Gains for Companies

2 months ago - “Purpose” is one of three critical dimensions of overall reputation, according to the 2018 Porter Novelli/Cone Purpose Premium Index: How Companies Can Unlock Reputational Gains by Leading with Purpose, released today. The study, examining US consumer perceptions of the country’s top 200 companies, also finds that a purpose-driven approach to business is intrinsically linked to a company’s reputation.

The Disney Conservation Fund Awards $5 Million to Conservation Organizations and Names Its 2018 Disney Conservation Heroes
The Disney Conservation Fund Awards $5 Million to Conservation Organizations and Names Its 2018 Disney Conservation Heroes

3 months ago - The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), continued its more than 20-year commitment to conservation this month by awarding more than $5 million in grants to support 76 organizations working to protect the magic of nature around the world. The fund also recognized 13 people across the globe with the Disney Conservation Hero award, for their tireless efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats and inspire communities to take part in conservation efforts.

Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program
Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program

5 months ago - In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”

Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste
Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste

5 months ago - For more than 60 years, Disney has maintained a commitment to environmental stewardship that it has acted upon in both big and small ways around the world. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife around the world. In 2017, The Walt Disney Company reduced its net greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent and diverted nearly 50 percent of waste from landfills and incineration, making significant progress on its long-term goal of attaining a zero state of net greenhouse gas emissions and waste, while conserving water resources.

The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals
The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals

10 months ago - Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This initiative will roll out over five years, expanding the Company’s rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, which dates back to Walt Disney.

New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies
New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies

11 months ago - On January 30th, Humanity United, a California-based foundation and leader in supply chain advocacy, announced the launch of a $23 million venture fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations. The Working Capital Fund is unique in that it will not issue grants, but rather make real investments in companies with the goal of accelerating the process of building scalable solutions to improve labor practices in the global supply chain.

Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality
Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality

1 year ago - Profiles in Diversity Journal recently recognized Disney with a 2017 Top 10 Innovations in Diversity & Inclusion Award, which honors corporations, organizations and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion. Disney was recognized for its Equality Institute events. Disney and Sodexo partnered with Out & Equal in July 2017 to hold a global Equality Institute in London. The event represented the first-ever international session focused on LGBT workplace equality.

Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts
Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts

1 year ago - Disney’s commitment to supplier diversity helps teams find innovative, cost-effective and high-quality solutions that help its businesses achieve business goals. As part of the Sourcing and Procurement organization, the Supplier Diversity team promotes equitable inclusion for minority, women, veteran and LGBT suppliers in the Company’s supply chain. The Asian Business Association creates opportunities and provides education and training for its members, who are business owners from across the Asian American community.

Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

1 year ago - The Walt Disney Company has announced a $1.5 million commitment to continue its scholarship program with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 with a $1 million grant from Disney, is part of the Company’s longstanding efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds as they pursue their educational goals and dreams. In addition to support for students, Disney’s collaboration with HSF includes programs such as the Media and Entertainment Summit, to be held in November 2017, which brings together HSF scholars interested in the media and entertainment business and industry professionals.

Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey
Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey

1 year ago - Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s aftermath has left behind some estimated tens of billions of dollars in damage. Though the storm has now been downgraded to tropical storm status, the danger is far from over if forecasts predicting the storm to move towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up strength before moving back over Texas, prove to be true.

Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards
Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards

1 year ago - Disney's Hour of Code tutorials, created in close collaboration with code.org, aim to inspire children of all ages to learn the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way. Since 2014, more than 42 million students in over 180 countries have tried a Disney Hour of Code tutorial. In 2016, Disney and code.org's Moana Hour of Code tutorial was recognized with a Gold Halo Award for Best Education Campaign and a Silver Award in the category of Best Digital Campaign.

Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign
Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign

1 year ago - A 19-year-old university student who published a children’s coding book to inspire more girls to pursue STEM fields… One of the first indigenous Samburu women elephant keepers in Africa, who works to help elephant orphans return to their natural habitat… An 11-year-old Brazilian girl who aims to become the first female world champion surfer from her native country…

Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader
Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader

1 year ago - If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.

Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop
Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop

1 year ago - The first-ever international Equality Institute promoting LGBT workplace equality in London was held July 6 and led by The Walt Disney Company, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Sodexo. More than 200 representatives from 100 companies in the U.K. and other countries attended the one-day workshop to learn and share best practices for LGBT workplace equality. Disney hosted the first Equality Institute in 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The London institute marks the first international event.

Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

1 year ago - In a bid to eradicate forced labor in global supply chains, a problem that affects 21 million people worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new report, Business Actions Against Forced Labor, highlighting best practices in tackling the issue.

Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement
Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

1 year ago - by Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility and Sustainable Brands Advisory Board ChairandKoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Sustainable Brands Founder and CEO While telegraphed for days and choreographed down to the military band playing soft jazz in the background before the announcement, President Trump’s June 01, 2017 declaration that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Agreement still jarred and dismayed.

CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement
CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement

1 year ago - Top brands continue to make their voices heard in the days leading up to the G7 Summit in Italy, with the release of yet another letter urging President Trump and the administration to deliver on its climate commitments.

Disney Brings Conservation Efforts in Peru to U.S. Parks and Resorts
Disney Brings Conservation Efforts in Peru to U.S. Parks and Resorts

1 year ago - Since its earliest days, The Walt Disney Company has been committed to protecting the environment and conserving the planet for generations to come. As part of that legacy, Disney has set environmental stewardship targets and is striving toward the goal of attaining a “zero” state of net greenhouse gas emissions.

Disney Thought ‘Outside the Box’ for Its New Moana Doll, Challenges Families to Do the Same
Disney Thought ‘Outside the Box’ for Its New Moana Doll, Challenges Families to Do the Same

2 years ago - Disney is inspiring fans to think outside the toy box and help protect the planet in celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.” Inspired by the Disney Store’s new Classic Moana doll box, which can be turned into a boat inspired by the character’s journey, the non-profit Destination Imagination launched a photo challenge to encourage children and their parents to create inventions out of recycled materials found in their ho

Disney, Dole Launch Character-Clad Produce to Promote Healthy Eating
Disney, Dole Launch Character-Clad Produce to Promote Healthy Eating

2 years ago - Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) and Dole Food Company have announced a co-branded assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables featuring iconic Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters.

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