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November 19, 2014

Disney Invests in Protecting Forests Around the World

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney once said, “The land itself—should be as dear to us all as our political heritage and our treasured way of life. Its preservation and the wise conservation of its renewable resources concerns every man, woman and child whose possession it is.” Disney’s environmental legacy is as long as the Company’s timeline. We believe our actions as a company must meet the standard set by the stories we tell. Disney has filled this role through the responsible actions it has taken as a company, including efforts to use resources wisely and conserve nature as the Company operates and grows. Forests have always played a healing role in nature. They provide us with fresh air, filter toxins out of water sources and prevent erosion. They are also home to millions of animals, critters and communities.
May 29, 2014

Celebrating Disney VoluntEARS Around the World

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Summer has arrived (at least in my part of the world!), and there’s no better time to get outside and enjoy the weather, especially while giving to your community. That’s exactly what hundreds of Disney employees are doing right now in their own respective areas and countries through our Disney VoluntEARS program. To kick off the season, here’s a peek at some recent Disney VoluntEARS projects and events happening around the world. Hopefully they’ll inspire you, your colleagues, friends and family to roll up your sleeves and enjoy the warm weather—all in an effort to make a positive impact in your neighborhood and city.
December 23, 2013

10 Ways Disney is Giving Back This Holiday Season

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Season’s givings, everyone! Since the beginning of November, Disney has spread holiday cheer to organizations and communities across the country and around the world. As we countdown the hours to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to also countdown some of the biggest projects and initiatives that Disney launched and contributed to this season.
December 6, 2013

Shanghai Disney Resort Announces Alliance Agreement and Details of the 'Garden of the Twelve Friends'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Shanghai Disney Resort recently announced the first corporate alliance partner for the Resort—Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)—one of the most respected companies in China. The agreement provides for a strong branded presence at the resort for ICBC, including sponsorship of a key component of the Gardens of Imagination, which form the central hub of the new park in the forecourt of the park’s iconic castle. The ICBC-sponsored component, called “Garden of the Twelve Friends,” will celebrate each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac characters.
December 3, 2013

International Roundup: China and Hong Kong

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
With the arrival of the most wonderful time of the year, Disney toys and products are a popular topic of conversation here at the Company and with my family. I’ve personally got my eye on several items… especially "Disney Infinity"! Our partners in China and Hong Kong are talking toys and consumer products around their regions as well. Let’s travel to the Far East to get the latest on some exciting developments.
August 22, 2013

Disney VoluntEARS Make Positive Impact in Communities Across China and Hong Kong

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Every day, in every corner of the globe, teams from across The Walt Disney Company make a positive impact by creating and delivering quality entertainment. So it's really no surprise that those same teams are inspired to get out and make a direct impact on their communities as Disney VoluntEARS.

We've shared a number of VoluntEARS efforts on the blog, and today we're taking a trip to China and Hong Kong for some summer updates from the region!

June 28, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Monsters University' Updates, 'The Lone Ranger' at Disney California Adventure, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Obtains LEED Silver Certification

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Although Mike, Sulley and the rest of the Monsters University (MU) gang roared into theaters last weekend, the film also debuted at one of China’s most prestigious film festivals this month. Today, we’ve got details on MU’s international debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and more!
June 12, 2013

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger Speaks at Fortune Global Forum in China

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Anytime our Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, takes the stage to share an update on Disney's strategic direction I can't help but tune in to hear his comments. Just this past Thursday at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, Bob shared some unique insight into where Disney is headed, the company's place in the global economy and his overall outlook on business — particularly business in China.
June 6, 2013

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Paints a Brighter Day in Children's Hospitals Around the World

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has a long history of supporting children’s hospitals, starting with Walt Disney’s efforts to help develop and grow Children’s Hospital of Orange County. That commitment lives on today at CHOC and at children’s hospitals around the globe, where Disney VoluntEARS are making magic for kids and families.
June 5, 2013

International Roundup: Disney in China

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
From a Disney Toy Collectors social media experience to a new I Am a Hero campaign, it’s time to sail across the Pacific for the latest update on Disney happenings in China.

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