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.

Food Runners, Mary Sisley, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, food waste, bicycling, food donations, Leon Kaye, tech companies

Food Runners Keeps the Unfortunate Fed in San Francisco

In 1987, Mary Risley founded Food Runners in San Francisco to pick up uneaten food from local businesses to distribute it to charities.
TOMS shoes, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, one-for-one business model, Leon Kaye, social entrepreneurs, socially responsible business

Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes

Bain Capital has agreed to purchase a 50 percent ownership stake of TOMS Shoes--a good thing for the one-for-one business model?
Buddy Cianci, pasta sauce, cause marketing, Rhode Island, Providence, scholarships, Leon Kaye

Buddy Cianci Pasta Sauce: The Latest Cause Marketing Failure

The AP investigated the claims of Buddy Cianci that his pasta sauce benefits schoolchildren, and found that for three years, it made a…
Ford, Ford Motor, renewables, clean energy, solar, solar carport, Leon Kaye, Detroit, Clean Technology, DTE Energy

Ford to Launch Largest Solar Array in Michigan

Ford and DTE Energy are partnering to build what the companies say will be the largest solar array in Michigan.
ConAgra Foods, Con Agra, Palm Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil, New York State Retirement Fund, Green Century Capital Management, transparency, Leon Kaye

Pushed by New York, ConAgra Shifts to Sustainable Palm Oil

ConAgra Foods is now the latest large food company to adopt a more sustainable palm oil policy, thanks to pressure from the state…
PepsiCo, cashew fruit, cashew apples, cashews, India, Brazil, Maharashtra, Clinton Foundation, farming, sustainable agriculture, Leon Kaye

Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
Catlin Group, Catlin Seaview Survey, climate change, insurance companies, Florida, NOAA, Google Maps, Leon Kaye, climate risks

Catlin Seaview Survey Assesses Climate Risks in Florida

Funded by the Catlin Group, the Catlin Seaview Survey is assessing Florida's coral reefs to better understand future climate change risks.
Tesla Motors, Gigafactory, California, CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act, clean technology, Leon Kaye, battery technology, lithium ion batteries

California Pulls Out All Stops to Land Tesla Gigafactory

California is making the charge to woo Tesla Motors's proposed "Gigafactory" with an incentive package that could be worth up to a half…
Whole Foods, GMO policy, GMOs, Leon Kaye, artisan cheesemakers, organic, GMO free, genetically modified, Monsanto

Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers

Whole Foods' GMO policy, and the company’s promise to have its products completely GMO-free by 2018, is having consequences on artisan food makers.
Bottled water, drought, California, tap water, farming, beverage companies, Leon Kaye, groundwater, water stewardship

Is Too Much Bottled Water Coming from Drought Stricken Regions?

Much bottled water is coming from drought stricken regions, notably California, which is in its third year of drought.
Envision Solar, Kohls, solar, clean energy, renewables, solar trees, solar power, Leon Kaye, sustainability report, Desmond Wheatley

Kohl’s Solar Power Portfolio Moves Forward with Solar Tree Chargers

Kohl's solar power investment now includes solar trees built by Envision Solar, a San Diego-based solar design company.
Coca-Cola, Africa, sustainable development, beverage companies, Leon Kaye, safe water, supply chain, Replenish Africa Initiative

Coca-Cola to Invest $5B in Sustainable Development Across Africa

Coca-Cola promises to invest an additional US$ 5 billion in sustainable development projects in Africa through the end of this decade.
Hotels.com, vacation equality project, mandated vacation days, Leon Kaye, human resources, paid vacation, employee engagement

Vacation Equality Project Seeks Mandated Leave for Americans

The Vacation Equality Project, led by Hotels.com, is leading an effort to have vacation leave mandated by U.S. law. But is it resonating?
Helsinki, Finland, sharing economy, public transportation, car ownership, Sonja Heikkilä, Leon Kaye, Kutsuplus

Helsinki Mulls a Future Free of Car Ownership

Helsinki is considering a holistic transportation plan that could phase out car ownership by the mid-2020s.
Tiffany and Co., jewelry, corporate social responsibility, CSR, diamonds, blood diamonds, Leon Kaye, environmental stewardship, precious metals, gemstones, transparency

When it Comes to CSR, Tiffany’s Shines Bright

In its latest CSR report, Tiffany & Co. outlines progress on how it sources everything from diamonds to precious metals.