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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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.
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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.
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The 25 Hottest Sustainability Professionals

Let's start April with a list of the 25 hottest sustainability professionals.
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PepsiCo Reaches Safe Water Access Goal Two Years Early

Yesterday PepsiCo announced it already achieved its 2015 goal of providing safe water to 3 million people in developing countries in partnerships with…
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Could Switchgrass Replace Home Heating Oil in the Northeast?

Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year…
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Gates Foundation Searches for the Next Generation of Condoms

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has unwrapped a plan to develop the next generation of condoms.
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SAP’s Integrated Reporting is a Big Success

SAP recently released its first integrated reporting results for financial and non-financial performance in 2012.
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Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz in Favor of Raising U.S. Minimum Wage

Add Starbucks’ chief executive officer Howard Schultz to the list of business leaders in favor of an increase in the U.S. minimum wage.
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Chicago, My Kind of Sustainable Business Town

Building A Sustainable Region, released last week, showcases various reasons why Chicago stands tall as a sustainable business hub.
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World Water Day Update: P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

Dr. Greg Allgood, director of P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, discussed how little water purification packets make a difference worldwide.
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H&M Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

Today H&M released its sustainability report for 2012, outlining the company's progress on textile recycling, water efficiency and organic cotton use.
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Starbucks Increases Ethical Sourcing Practices with New Farm in Costa Rica

This week Starbucks announced it would increase its ethical sourcing practices with the investment in a new farming and research center in Costa…
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Green Mountain Coffee’s CSR Report an Ethical Business Success Story

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' most recent sustainability report details the company’s successes and shortcomings during FY2012.
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A Fresno Public Market Would Give the San Joaquin Valley Its “Local” Food Back

A Fresno Public Market would revitalize the 34th largest US city & the remodel of a shuttered department store would create jobs in…
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LabDoor Promises to Bring Transparency to the Supplement Industry

LabDoor, a young technology startup, promises to hold the supplement industry accountable.