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 Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Asia Pulp and Paper, China, paper, Greenpeace, sustainability, Leon Kaye, rainforests, Leon Kaye, Indonesia, supply chain

Asia Pulp and Paper Says Its Words About Sustainability Are Backed by Action

The evidence suggests that Asia Pulp and Paper, which ranks among the world’s largest pulp and paper companies and one that is important…
Sierra Club, organization labor, sustainable development, smart cities, clean energy, Leon Kaye, democrats, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Leon Kaye, infrastructure, rail

Organized Labor and Environmentalists Unite, Demand Better Infrastructure

The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the…
Mitsubishi, mileage, fuel economy, Japan, Leon Kaye, Nissan

Mileage Cheating Scandal to Cost Mitsubishi $600 Million

Mitsubishi estimates that the total cost of refunds to car owners in Japan who were affected by the automaker’s mileage scandal will soar…
Donald Trump, Republicans, Cleveland, sponsors, media, Leon Kaye, election 2016, Wells Fargo

Corporations to Avoid Next Month’s Republican Convention in Cleveland

Large corporate donors, including JPMorgan Chase, Motorola, UPS, Walgreen’s and Wells Fargo, are ditching the Republican National Convention -- presumably to avoid being…
Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Silicon Valley, fair trade, Yemen, Middle East, Social Enterprise, leon Kaye

Can the $16 Cup of Blue Bottle Coffee Help Rebuild a Country?

The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some…
Clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, electric vehicles, emissions, California, Leon Kaye, EIA,

Transportation Sector Now the Largest Contributor to U.S. Emissions

As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two…
Apple, clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, energy markets, market disruption, Silicon Valley, Leon Kaye

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.
Starbucks, gift cards, accounting, PayPal, Leon Kaye

If Starbucks Were a Bank, It Would Be a Billion-Dollar Force

If Starbucks were a bank, it would boast $1.2 billion in deposits -- which are now stored on its customers’ gift cards.
Marks and spencer, supply chain, human rights, energy efficiency, Bangladesh, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, engagement

Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
Orlando Shootings, guns, market based solutions, Orlando, second amendment, Leon Kaye

The Economics of Gun Control

Liability insurance, which exists for gun owners but is not mandatory, could help address this epidemic of violence. Should the market, instead of…
Blood donations, corporate social responsibility, public health HIV/AIDS, Leon Kaye, LGBT, discrimination, orlando shootings

Gay Men Still Excluded from Donating Blood, Even Following the Orlando Tragedy

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the fact that a gay man cannot donate blood to his own husband shows that the…
Donald Trump, labor, corporate governance, gaming industry, Leon Kaye

Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…
Ridesharing, Uber, public transportation, Africa, Kenya, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

With Bridges Burned Elsewhere, Uber Looks to Africa for Opportunity

Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.
Marijuana, cannabis, Michael Sutton, farming, leon kaye, carbon footprint, water, AUMA

The Sustainable Business Case for Cannabis Legalization

Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, RSPO, World Resources Institute, Rainforest Action network, deforestation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, PepsiCo

Palm Oil’s Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs

The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has…
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