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.

Portugal, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
Counter Global, Wartsila, Rwanda, methane, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, Lake Kivu

Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.
China, McDonalds, fast food, McKinsey, KFC, Leon Kaye

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…
Condoms, Olympics, Zika, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, leon kaye

Athletes Score Free Anti-Zika Condoms for Rio Olympics

The Australian company Starpharma Holdings will partner with the condom manufacturer Ansell to supply the Australian Olympic team with condoms that the companies…
Norway, sovereign wealth fund, Volkswagen, emissions, corporate governance, leon kaye, institutional investors, investing

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…
Organic, organic farming, farming, Kashi, Leon Kaye, Kelloggs, supply chain, wheat

Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…
CO2 foam is still in the experimental phase but things look promising.

Ford to Make Car Parts From Captured CO2

Ford will soon use captured carbon dioxide to make foam and plastic for its vehicles.
Guns, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, public relations, Leon Kaye

George Zimmerman’s Antics Humiliate the Gun Industry

George Zimmerman is not exactly the kind of spokesperson the gun lobby and industry need as they justify unrestricted gun ownership as necessary…
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How Companies Can Support Transgender Employees

Everyone within an organization, not just those within the human resources department, needs to know the practicalities of supporting a newly-transitioning employee —…
Divestment, fossil fuels, oil and gas, Gates Foundation, Seattle, Leon Kaye, BP

Gates Foundation Divests Holdings in BP

The Gates Foundation sold over 6 million shares of BP stock last year, valued at more than $187 million. It's a victory for…
Mining, gold mining, South Africa, Richard Spoor, silicosis, tuberculosis, Leon Kaye, human rights

Judge Rules South African Gold Miners Can Pursue Class-Action Suit

In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against…
Hyperloop, rail, public transportation, Leon Kaye, California high speed rail, San Joaquin Valley, Nevada

Hyperloop One Completes First Public Test

The test only lasted a few seconds before ending in a massive plume of sand. But according to Hyperloop One, this is a…
Olympics, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, corporate responsibility, Zika, Leon Kaye, Dow

No Olympic CSR Medals This Year: Companies Avoid Rio 2016

Many companies are staying away from Brazil in the countdown to this year’s Olympics, which is a lost opportunity for corporations seeking a…
Darden restaurants, Olive Garden, mobile technology, banking, Visa, Leon Kaye, social responsibility

Darden Accused of Stiffing Employees with Payroll Cards

Darden Restaurants, which owns the popular Olive Garden chain, has been accused of cutting costs at the expense of its employees by issuing…
Donald Trump speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa

Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…
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