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.

Volkswagen, emissions scandal, class action, litigation, Leon Kaye, diesel, VW emissions scandal

VW Emissions Scandal Now Fueling Class-Action Lawsuits

A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt…
International Monetary Fund, IMF, Christine Lagarde, COP21, carbon tax, cap and trade, climate change, Leon Kaye

IMF Managing Director Calls for Carbon Tax

The IMF has become the latest advocate for a new twist on financial reform as its managing director, Christine Lagarde, has added her…
Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, climate change, Columbia University, Earth Institute, Leon Kaye

Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…
Jerry Brown, California, clean energy, renewables, SB 350, Leon Kaye, climate change, energy efficiency, solar, wind power

Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that…
Urban Outfitters, URBN, retail, Leon Kaye, community service

Urban Outfitters Asks Employees to Work for Free

An Urban Outfitters email asking for "volunteers" that went out to employees at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia is causing a ruckus…
Sweden, renewables, clean energy, COP21, Leon Kaye, Stefan Löfven, climate change

Sweden on Target to Become First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation on Earth

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his country would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare…
Oil and gas, renewables, clean energy, COP21, carbon tax, shell, Leon Kaye

Shell CEO Creates Tension in the Fossil Fuel Industry with Call for Carbon Tax

A recent speech Shell CEO Ben van Beurden gave at an energy trade association meeting emphasized the need to build a global carbon…
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Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…
Jaguar Land Rover, social enterprise, clean water, Kenya, Bungoma, Vestergaard, ClimateCare, Leon Kaye, corporate social responsibility, CSR

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Clean Water Program in Kenya

Working with the social enterprise ClimateCare and the Swiss company Vestergaard, Jaguar Land Rover will provide smart water-filtration systems that the company says…
Corporate social responsibility, CSR, CSR rankings, Reputation Institute, Amazon, Leon Kaye

New Corporate Responsibility Rankings Full of Surprises

A recent report on corporate responsibility rankings, recently released by the Reputation Institute, offers some compelling insights and plenty of room for debate.…
Republicans, Democrats, clean energy, climate change, polls, Leon Kaye, Congress, Jim Faison, ClearPath

On Climate Change, Republicans Are Not a Monolithic Voting Group

According to a new poll conducted late last month, a majority of Republicans, even those described as conservative, are open to new forms…
Volkswagen, emissions scandal, green car of the year, Audi, Leon Kaye, subsidies, clean diesel

Volkswagen, Audi Return 2009 & 2010 Green Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen and Audi agreed to return “Green Car of the Year” awards bestowed upon them in 2009 and 2010 for “clean diesel” models…
Elon Musk, Tesla, electric vehicles, emissions scandal, diesel, greenhouse gas emissions, Leon Kaye

In Wake of the VW Scandal, Elon Musk Calls for Random Emissions Testing

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the solution for the Volkswagen scandal is simple: random emissions testing on cars when they are on…
Honest Tea, sustainability report, fair trade, organic, Leon Kaye, India, Coca-Cola

Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…
Syrian refugees, internet access, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leon Kaye, human rights, Middle East

At UN, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Link Refugee Camps to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook will help the UN bring internet connectivity to Syrian refugee camps throughout the Middle East during the General…