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.

Social media, Twitter, hate speech, first amendment, sexism, racism, leon kaye

The First Amendment is a Check on Government, Not a Cover for Trolls

The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights this week, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of…
Niantic Labs, Pokémon Go, community development, sustainability, small businesses, gentrification, Leon Kaye, smart cities

How Pokémon Go Can Inspire Sustainability and Community Development

Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.
China, Philippines, military, offshore oil, Leon Kaye, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, foreign policy

Tension Heats Up Over the South China Sea, Shows No Signs of Cooling

Last week, an international arbitration court ruled that China has no territorial rights to the Spratly Islands, nor to the South China Sea.…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, Leon Kaye, deforestation, human rights, supply chain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cargill

Cargill Suspends Palm Oil Contracts with Controversial Producer

Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will…
Herbalife, MLM, pyramid scheme, Bill Ackerman, hedge fund, Federal Trade Commission, Leon Kaye

Herbalife Agrees to $200M Settlement with FTC Over Pyramid Scheme Allegations

Under an agreement reached in a California federal court, Herbalife will pay $200 million to people who say they were victimized by the…
Florida, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Everglades, sugar industry, wetlands, conservation, algae bloom, Leon Kaye

On Algae Bloom, Obama Tells Florida: You Figure It Out

Florida’s Treasure Coast has become inundated with algae blooms. After resisting federal regulations that could have prevented the problem, Florida politicians are asking…
Izzy Camilleri, IZ Collection, fashion, apparel industry, Leon Kaye, inclusion, diversity, social enterprise, disabilities

IZ Collection Melds Style and Comfort for Wheelchair Users

A-list fashion designer Izzy Camilleri just put out a new line designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs for mobility.
Climate change, LaMar Smith, Texas, climate deniers, Union of Concern Scientists, Leon Kaye

Climate Science Witch Hunt Expands to NGOs

Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, is out to discredit climate scientists with a political witch hunt that's now extending to…
China, fossil fuels, climate change, renewables, coal, Leon Kaye, Greenpeace, Shanghai

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…
Nutrition labeling, alcohol, beer, transparency, Leon Kaye

Beer Industry Finally Agrees to Nutrition Labeling

The Beer Institute, one of the leading trade associations representing the $250 billion beer industry, announced a set of nutritional labeling guidelines that…
Donald Trump, Silicon Valley, Republicans, Hillary Clinton, libertarians, immigration, innovation, national security, Leon Kaye

Silicon Valley’s Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump

Over 100 technology executives, CEOs and founders slammed Donald Trump in an open letter -- citing divisiveness, an open contempt for the tech…
Corporate governance, sustainability, shareholder activism, Leon Kaye, human rights, Wall Street

Shareholder Activism on Sustainability Issues is Surging

Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today's shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
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Greenpeace Calls Out Leading Fashion Brands in ‘Detox Catwalk’

In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of…
Public transportation, ridesharing, Uber, New York, smart cities, Leon Kaye, rail

Uber Takes on New York’s MTA with Cheap Rides in Manhattan

New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, deforestation, Pepsico, Rainforest Action Network, Leon Kaye, human rights

Animated Video Highlights Labor Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain

Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear…
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