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.

SAP, strategic philanthropy, business case for strategic philanthropy, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Swaziland, corporate philanthropy, shared value, value creation, Leon Kaye

The Business Case for Strategic Philanthropy

SAP's work around the world is an example of making the business case for strategic philanthropy as part of a firm's program of…
Detroit, Chinese investors, DIA, Kevyn Orr, Detroit housing market, China, Darin McLesky, Michigan Farming Initiative, Leon Kaye, foreclosure crisis, bankruptcy

Chinese Investors Set Their Sights on Detroit

Can a cash infusion from China help save Detroit? Investors from China are keen on buying houses, but whether such spending could revive…
Naked Sea Salt, Kickstarter, crowdfunding, Dead Sea, Israel, Israeli Palestinian conflict, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Holy Land, salt, Middle East

Dead Sea’s Naked Sea Salt Blazes Through Kickstarter Goal

Naked Sea Salt, a line of Dead Sea salt products launched by Ari Fruchter, doubled its Kickstarter campaign goals after 48 hours.
GM, recycling, waste diversion, landfill free, zero waste, John Bradburn, Korea, Thailand, Cheongna proving ground, Leon Kaye

GM Announces Two New ‘Landfill-Free’ Sites in Asia

GM says it is on a mission to slash waste globally, with the two latest landfill-free facilities in Thailand and South Korea.
Maersk, shipping industry, co2 emissions, Leon Kaye, triple e, green shipping, logistics, Sustainable Shipping Initiative, carbon emissions, international trade

Pressure Builds on Maersk and Logistics Industry to Increase “Green Shipping”

Starting this summer, Maersk has ventured into “green shipping" as it seeks to reduce CO2 emissions as investors review firms' environmental performance.
India, Catholic Relief Services, Dimagi, ASHAs, Mumbai, ReMind, Delhi, bottom of the pyramid, Deepti Pant, Uttar Pradesh, Leon Kaye, CSR in Emerging Markets

Technology as a Tool to Engage Employees and Save Lives in India

Technology businesses are stepping in to fill in the gaps a dismissive government and overwhelmed NGOs cannot close, saving lives in India.
UPS, CSR, corporate social responsibility, Steve Lefflin, sustainability, electric vehicles, fuel efficiency, energy efficiency, telematics, block hours, Leon Kaye, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability report

UPS CSR Report: Shipping More, Emitting Less

Last week UPS released its annual sustainability report, which revealed the company reduced aviation emissions while increasing shipping volume.
Tesla Motors, Tesla, Model S, China, Beijing, air quality, electric vehicles, EVs, electric cars, Leon Kaye, Silicon Valley

Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
PepsiCo, Naked Juices, all natural, all natural labeling, transparency, corporate social responsibility, GMOs, Leon Kaye, FDA, food labeling

PepsiCo Scratches “All Natural” Label From Naked Juice Bottles

PepsiCo announced late last week it will remove the “all natural” label from its Naked Juice product line for the foreseeable future.
Zagster, bicycling, Detroit, downtown detroit, bike sharing

Zagster and Rock Ventures Launch Bike Sharing in Detroit

Yesterday Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures launched a bike sharing program in tandem with Zagster in downtown Detroit.
Toms of Maine, packaging, farming, potato starch, Leon Kaye, PLA, bio-plastic, potato based packaging, potatoes

Tom’s of Maine Pushes Innovation with Potato Starch Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is now tinkering with potato starch for some its polylactic acid (PLA) packaging.
GM, Tesla Motors, Tesla, Model S, electrification, EVs, electric cars, electric vehicles,

Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
Sears, Eddie Lampert, retail, John DePodesta, Kmart, Leon Kaye, bankruptcy, Chicago, CEO of Sears, corporate governance

How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.
Bitcoin, alternative currency, mobile banking, digital currency, South Africa, Argentina, Kipochi, M-Pesa, Kenya, Africa, unbanked, bitcoin wallet, Leon Kaye

Alternative Currency Bitcoin Poised to Grow in Africa and Beyond

Bitcoin, the alternative digital currency that dates back to 2008, has caught on around the world, from Argentina to sub-Saharan Africa.
Spark EV, GM, Chevrolet, electric vehicles, electric cars, EVs, range anxiety, Portland, Leon Kaye, Britta Gross

Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…