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.

Uber, ridesharing, sharing economy, courts, labor, Leon Kaye, California, Massachusetts

Judge Rejects Uber Class Action Settlement

A judge has rejected a $100 million settlement between Uber and drivers in California and Massachusetts, keeping their employment status in legal limbo.
Lamar Smith, ExxonMobil, 350.org, Greenpeace, fossil fuels, climate chance, climate deniers, climate science, congress, Leon Kaye, Union of Concerned Scientists

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate…
Avocados, Mexico, Chile, Peru, deforestation, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye, farming

Surge in Demand for Avocados Fuels Deforestation in Mexico

The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and…
Prisons, human rights, department of justice, Leon Kaye,

Justice Department Phasing out Privately Run Prisons

Last Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to reduce its reliance on privately run prisons.
Donald Trump, Republicans, elections, internships, work life balance, Leon Kaye, women, Corporate America

Working Women Champion Ivanka Trump Does Not Pay Her Interns

Ivanka Trump faces ridicule after her hiring of unpaid interns came to light. It's especially interesting given her efforts to bring a moderate,…
LGBT, military, navy, San Francisco, Harvey Milk, human rights, civil rights, Leon Kaye

U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk to Be First Navy Ship Named After Openly Gay Leader

A new ship, U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk, will be completed, christened and launched in 2021, and will be the first that honors a leader…
Honest Company, personal care, consumer packaged goods, CPG, Jessica Alba, beauty products, cosmetics, Leon Kaye, supply chain, transparency

Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result…
Santa Cruz, homelessness, welfare, poverty, silicon valley, Leon Kaye

Study: A Small Cash Advance Can Prevent the Spiral of Homelessness

A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of…
Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Lady Grey Jewelry, Instagram, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Brooklyn, Leon Kaye, elections, jewelry

An Ivanka Jewelry Buy Becomes a Gift That Keeps on Giving for Anti-Trump Causes

A Brooklyn-based boutique jeweler channeled a purchase by Ivanka Trump into donations for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other causes that oppose Donald Trump’s…
Shrimp, aquaculture, New York, Newburgh, Orange County, Jean Claude Frajmund, Eco Shrimp Garden, Hudson Valley, Leon Kaye

How a Hudson Valley Entrepreneur is Transforming the Shrimp Industry

Eco Shrimp Garden's first project contains scores of indoor pools where shrimp are raised inside a retrofitted mattress factory in the town of…
Carbon capture and storage, carbon capture, reuse, Canada, greenhouses, Leon Kaye, fossil fuels

New Carbon Capture Will Use Pulp and Paper Emissions to Grow Vegetables

A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby…
Environmental justice, social cost of carbon, carbon accounting, climate finance, EPA, Department of Energy, Leon Kaye, Chicago

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Social Cost of Carbon and Environmental Justice

A Chicago court ruled unanimously that the Department of Energy “acted within its authority and did not violate any regulatory or statutory provisions"…
Uber, ridesharing, sharing economy, carsharing, stock markets, capital markets, Leon Kaye, shorting, Silicon Valley

Can Silicon Valley ‘Unicorns’ Be Shorted?

The neverending growth of Silicon Valley "unicorns" has led several analysts to suggest that their stock could be subjected to a massive “short."
Donald Trump, Republicans, Hillary Clinton, child care, economic plan, Leon Kaye

Donald Trump’s Childcare Plan Would Benefit Few Parents

Lost in the loud buzz over Donald Trump’s ongoing comments was the inclusion of childcare within the Trump economic plan.
San Bruno, PG&E, natural gas, litigation, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, Leon Kaye

San Bruno Verdict Extinguishes PG&E’s Image as a Corporate Citizen

Although PG&E lists a long portfolio of actions on how it is a trusted community partner, the outcome of the San Bruno litigation…