Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is also on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business site as has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Among the regions across the world in which he covers is Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Bank of America: $12.6B in Environmental Investments Created 40,000 Jobs

According to Bank of America, the $12.6 billion it invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion…

In the Wake of Hurricane Harvey, Houston EPA Lab Set to Close

Despite the oil spills and threats of leaked chemicals across the Houston region due to flooding during and after Hurricane Harvey, a local…

Walmart Boasts About ‘Natural Light’ at New HQ, But Overlooks Better Transport Options

When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart's announcement of a new "Home Office" is following the lead of other companies such as…

300 Global Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets Ahead of Climate Week NYC

At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while…

The Well-Deserved Backlash Against the Automated Bodega for the 1 Percent

A Silicon Valley startup thought it would be a great idea to launch automated, smartphone-activated "bodegas," but many in social media, and the…

Coal-Fired Power Plants Cost U.S. Consumers $10B a Year

According to Carbon Tracker, the closing of unprofitable coal-fired power plants across the U.S. could save consumers as much as $10 billion a…

Philip Morris Intl. Comes a Long Way, Shifts to Smoke-Free Products

PMI says it has come a long way as it seeks to transform its business, which sold 800 billion cigarettes last year, into…

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Sparks Criticism About ‘Nonprofit Industrial Complex’

Much of Pittsburgh’s success and quality of life is due to local NGOs and foundations, which of course showcase names such as Mellon,…

Major Cruise Lines Sail for Humanitarian Relief After Hurricane Irma

Three cruise lines that have long been important to the Caribbean’s travel industry say they are helping the broader post-Hurricane Irma relief effort,…

Pizza Hut Manager’s Letter Threatening Employees Fleeing Irma Offers Painful Lesson for Brands

A letter posted on a Florida Pizza Hut bulletin board warning employees that they risked punishment for fleeing Hurricane Irma caused plenty of…

Reddit Case Study Proves Banning Hate Speech Works

Two years after Reddit banned two controversial discussion forums, the “front page of the internet” has witnessed a dramatic drop in hate speech.

Florida’s Leadership, Media Fall Short on Sea Level Rise

In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, critics have pointed out that Florida's leadership has done little to prepare the state for climate…

Amazon’s Satellite HQ Could Reap Billions in Tax Breaks

Amazon could over $10 billion in reduced tax breaks and other incentives for its recently-announced second headquarters, but some civic leaders question the…

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by…

Study: Opioids Have Direct Impact on Men’s Participation in U.S. Labor Force

According to a Princeton University economist, the opioid crisis could account for as much as 20 percent of the decline in American men’s…