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.

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Tesla and Panasonic Agree to Build Battery Gigafactory

Panasonic and Tesla Motors inking of an agreement outlining a framework for building a “Gigafactory” creates winners all around.
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H&M, The World’s Largest Organic Cotton User: Better Enough?

According to the most recent Organic Cotton Market Report 2013, H&M has reemerged number as number one in the annual rankings of organic…
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Cargill Adopts a More Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

Cargill recently issued a new sustainable palm oil policy, promising to respect human rights and halt deforestation associated with the industry.
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Patagonia Giving Away Plant-Based Wetsuit Technology

Patagonia is sharing its plant-based wetsuit technology with the goal to have it become a game-changer in the surf industry.
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Dr. Bronner’s Takes the Lead in Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil

One company making a difference with responsible palm oil sourcing is Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the famous manufacturer of castile soap.
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Why Would the USDA Waste $34 Million on Soybeans in Afghanistan?

In Afghanistan, an attempt to launch the farming of soybeans under the guise of nutrition and economic development has failed -- for obvious…
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The North Face Sustainability Report: Environment and Efficiency

The most recently issued The North Face sustainability report highlights the company's progress on clean energy and sustainable manufacturing.
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Nestlé Hides Behind ‘Sovereign Nation’ in Desert Bottled Water Controversy

Nestle, which sells the most bottled water in the U.S., is attracting controversy for its bottling of water in a region suffering from…
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Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies

Coca-Cola's Project Last Mile leverages the company's vast distribution network to increase and improve the delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries…
Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…
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Coming to a Store Near You: Ch-Ch-Ch Chia Seeds!

Joseph Enterprises, presenter of Chia Pets, has entered the health food business. The company is marketing not just any chia seeds, but Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia…
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The Circular Economy is (Slowly) Coming to Europe

Can the circular economy become the norm in Europe? The European Commission recently adopted a framework to ramp up waste diversion in its…
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Here Comes Entrepreneur Barbie: Will Women Buy It?

Barbie is going full-on MBA with the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie, available online or at a toy store near you. But will women…
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Climate Change Threatens Sri Lanka’s Tea Industry

The Sri Lankan tea industry, already challenged by global competition and rising costs, is increasingly threatened due to climate change.
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To Combat Food Waste, EU Seeks Change of ‘Best Before’ Dates

In the EU, annual food waste amounts to approximately 90 million tons. Now governments want to do something about "Best Before" labeling.