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The Walt Disney Co., commonly known as Disney, is a family entertainment company best known for its animated classics and Disney World and Disneyland theme parks.

Shareholders: Companies Must Be More Transparent When It Comes to Lobbying

Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called…

The Muslim Ban is a Watershed Moment for CSR: Disney and Amazon Square Off Against Trump

In a significant development for corporate social responsibility, Donald Trump's Muslim ban is prompting U.S. companies to become high-profile change agents.

Walt Disney World’s Trashcan GPS Alerts Cause Employee Angst

Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will…

Children’s Advocates File FTC Complaint Against Google Over ‘Influencers’

Deals between so-called influencers -- with a substantial social media following -- and their advertisers are not always disclosed. This makes them a…

Individual Investors Can Now Divest From Fossil Fuels with One ETF

A new exchange-traded fund offers investors a means to match their portfolios with their values backed by data. And get this, it's outperformed…

Disney Vanquishes Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Walt Disney Co. reduced its emissions by 31 percent in 2014, with a goal to reduce net emissions by 50 percent by…

“Frozen” Sequel? Let Kids Educate Disney About Climate Change

Disney reportedly won't play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster "Frozen" to educate kids…

My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about…

Forced Labor Occuring Now in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

In addition to offending all notions of civil liberties, the Uzbek forced labor system is just plain bizarre. For example, one’s work boss…

Disney Upgrades 2013 Carbon Offsetting Goals

The Walt Disney Company has been steadily working at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions since 2006. It's one of only a handful of…

Nickelodeon Declares It Won’t Restrict Ads for Unhealthy Food

Last week, Nickelodeon said it won’t restrict ads for unhealthy food. “As an entertainment company, Nickelodeon’s primary mission is to make the highest…

Why Michelle Obama’s Business Case for Healthier Food Won’t Move the Needle

Michelle Obama’s column “The Business Case for Healthier Food Options” tries to show CEOs and Wall-Street the business case for doing the right…

Brands Need Social Sustainability to be Truly Sustainable

The apparent disconnect between the real, increased sustainability performance of top global companies and the public's negative perception of same companies may lie…

Asia Pulp & Paper Finally Commits to End Deforestation in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest producers of paper and packaging, published a new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ with unprecedented…

Loss of Rebecca Tarbotton Ripples Far Beyond Rainforest Action Network


Last week’s tragic death of Rebecca Tarbotton marks a sad start to 2013; the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network died in an…