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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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…
Millennials, banking, community development, youth programs, Bank of America, Leon Kaye, financial literacy

Bank of America Pledges $40 Million to Youth Employment

On Tuesday, Bank of America pledged $40 million to support youth-development initiatives like summer internships, skills trainings and leadership programs.
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Big Food Lobby Protects Profit Health, Not Public Health

Big Food's lobbying efforts have successfully made profit health more important than public health, argues 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth.
Cyber Security, China, Leon Kaye, hacking, ICIT, terrorism, human rights

Report: China’s Technology Espionage and IP Theft Will Doom the World

According to researchers at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, China’s 13th five-year plan reads as a modern-day sequel to the 2001 movie…
Uruguay, Tobacco, Phillip Morris, public health, smoking, Leon Kaye

Phillip Morris Loses Lawsuit Against Uruguay on Tough Tobacco Rules

An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant…
Tesla, Elon Musk, autonomous cars, public relations, materiality, Leon Kaye, transparency

Elon Musk and Tesla Twitter Outbursts Smack of a Cover-Up

Some aren't happy with the way Tesla and its co-founder, Elon Musk, are responding to a fatal accident involving the company's autonomous-driving technology.…
Social enterprise, Zambia, voluntourism, Leon Kaye, white savior, Louise Linton, Lusaka

B-Lister’s Memoir of ‘Gap Year’ in Africa Makes the Case Against Voluntourism

Unfortunately for Louise Linton's future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well.…
WhiteWave, Danone, merger, Leon Kaye, organic

Danone Acquires WhiteWave, Boosting Presence in the U.S. Organics Market

WhiteWave, best known for its Silk brand of non-dairy beverages, Earthbound Farms salad mixes and Horizon organic milk, offers Danone an opportunity to…
China, Hong Kong, garbage, trash, recycling, Leon Kaye

Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…
Oil and gas, fossil fuels, renewables, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Middle East, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…
SolarCity, solar, clean energy, Tesla, Elon Musk, energy storage, battery technology, Leon Kaye

Will Elon Musk’s Tesla-SolarCity Gamble Pay Off?

On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in…
Buzzfeed, advertising, plagiarism, content, Leon Kaye

Buzzfeed Accused of Stealing Content Yet Again

In a recent op-ed, writer Akilah Hughes called for advertisers to stop sponsoring Buzzfeed’s YouTube channel over accusations that the site is a…
Wind power, clean energy, renewables, Google, Norway, Sweden, European Union, Leon Kaye

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
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