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.

Masdar, Mauritania, solar, clean energy, solar energy plant, Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, Nouakchott, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Leon Kaye, foreign aid, solar energy, renewables, photovoltaic, PV

Masdar Switches on Africa’s Largest Solar Plant in Mauritania

Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in…
Chicago, Bloomingdale Trail, Bloomingdale Trail and Park, rail, bicycling, Rahm Emanuel, Canadian Pacific Railway, Leon Kaye, Logan Square Open Space Plan, Bloomingdale Avenue, green spaces, high line

Bloomingdale Trail: Chicago’s Answer to the “High Line”

Work on the Bloomingdale Trail will begin soon and will transform the old railway into a midwestern "High Line" in Chicago.
cap and trade, carbon emissions, European Parliament, EU Parliament, European Union Emissions Trading System, EU ETS, Leon Kaye, carbon emissions market, backloading

European Cap-and-Trade Takes Step Backward After EU Parliament Vote

European cap-and-trade suffered a huge setback after the European Parliament rejected a plan to shore up the ailing carbon emissions trading system.
Downtown Detroit, Detroit, motor city, Jason Lorimer, Dandelion, Dan gilbert, Phillip Cooley, Coleman Young, Kwame Kilpatrick, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

Are Entrepreneurs (i.e. White People) Bad for Detroit?

Detroit entrepreneurs are getting a bad rap in the Motor City. So are white people really bad for Detroit?
San Joaquin Valley, Climate Change, Fresno, Fresno State, Central Valley, agriculture, farming, pistachios, Fresno State

Climate Change in the San Joaquin Valley and Our Future Food Supply

Climate change could have hugely disruptive impacts on the San Joaquin Valley, North America’s most valuable agricultural region.
Ford Motor, Ford, General Motors, GM, transmissions, fuel efficient transmissions, Leon Kaye, collaboration, supply chain, nine speed transmissions, 10 speed transmissions, Detroit

Ford and GM to Join Forces On Fuel Efficient Transmission Systems

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) inked an agreement that links both companies to develop next generation transmissions for cars…
Qatar, CSR in Emerging Markets, Doha, corporate social responsibility, CSR, expatriates, Vodafone, Doha Bank, Qatar Foundation, Leon Kaye

CSR in Qatar: Youth and Health Are a Start

A comfortable standard of living and high incomes do not mean a country is free of social problems--nevertheless, the dynamic atmosphere infectious in…
shell, Royal Dutch Shell, Nigeria, carbon emissions, 2012 Sustainability Report, Sustainability report, csr report, Leon Kaye

Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.
quirky, GE, innovation, crowdsharing, GE, Wink, Wink Instantly Connected, Patents, Leon Kaye, sharing, patent wars

GE and Quirky Join Forces in Crowdsourcing Ideas

Wink: Instantly Connected is a new co-branded open innovation platform GE and Quirky announced yesterday.
rise of the sharing economy, sharing economy, collaborative consumption, ridesharing, public transportation, San Francisco, airport commission, SFO, San Francisco International Airport, InstaCab, Leon Kaye, cease and desist

SFO Slaps Cease and Desist Orders on Carsharing Services

Management at San Francisco International Airport has demanded carsharing services such as InstantCab cease and desist operations to SFO.
leon kaye, GRI G4 guidelines, GRI, G4, GRI G4, global reporting initiative, sustainability reporting, CSR reports, corporate social responsibility

Could the GRI G4 Guidelines Become Too Burdensome For Business?

Next month, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will host its global conference in Amsterdam, a three-day event that will round up the top…
Tony Hsieh, Las Vegas, Project 100, rise of the sharing economy, sharing economy, carsharing, Tesla, Model S, collaborative consumption, Leon Kaye, EVs, bicycling, sin city

Tony Hsieh Bets on Tesla for Las Vegas Carsharing Program

Led by Tony Hsieh, Project 100 signed an agreement to include 100 Tesla Model S cars within this futuristic, “complete transportation system" in…
CSR in emerging markets, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Middle East, sustainability, HSBC, eco schools climate initiative, Leon Kaye, eco schools

CSR In Emerging Markets: Making a Difference for Children in the Gulf Region

Triple Pundit launches our CSR in Emerging Markets series: we start today with the UAE.
johnson controls, sustainability report, 2012 sustainability report, recycling, lead battery recycling, Mexico, GRI, corporate social responsibility, Leon Kaye

Johnson Controls 2012 Sustainability Report: Diversity, Volunteering, Lead Recycling

This week Johnson Controls released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers progress on diversity, volunteering and lead recycling.
Proctor and Gamble, PG, sustainability, waste diversion, zero waste, supply chain, Charmin, pampers, waste stream, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing waste, Leon Kaye, Mexico, paper sludge

Not Wasting Time: 25% of Procter and Gamble’s Factories Now Zero-Waste

Today Proctor and Gamble announced the consumer packaged goods giant has reached a new zero-waste milestone.