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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5 Necessary Steps to Better Integrated Reporting AND a More Sustainable Company

SAP's Chief Sustainability Officer Peter Graf outlines the 5 steps behind an effective integrated report.
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The Water Future of Cities Will Become More Dire

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and four universities recently completed a study that sounds an ominous note for the future of many cities’ water…
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National Parks Struggle Due to Sequestration

The five percent sequestration cuts are hurting our national parks, with a negative impact on jobs, maintenance and opening hours.
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After the Bangladesh Tragedy: Six Ethical, Eco and Fair Clothing Manufacturers

Here are a few suggestions of more eco, fair, ethical, and local companies from which to purchase clothing.
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Marks & Spencer’s Shwopping, One Year Later: Progress and Potential

A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam…
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Balancing Resilience and Growth Within the Supply Chain

A Deloitte study gives an overview of the challenges companies face within their supply chains and how they can partner with their suppliers…
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Supporting Science Education One Key to a Prosperous South Africa

The Cape Town Science Centre aims to spark interest among local youth who can help build South Africa’s, and the continent’s, capacity in…
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Sustainability at adidas: Water, Engagement via SMS, Volunteerism

Yesterday, the adidas Group released its 2012 Sustainability Report which focuses on the company’s work on environmental, supply chain and community work.
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UK Grocer Waitrose to Halve Packaging Waste by 2016

The UK supermarket chain Waitrose has promised to reduce its packaging to half of its 2005 levels by 2016.
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More Brands Dump Sustainable Forest Initiative’s Paper Certification Program

On Wednesday, ForestEthics announced more major brands have moved away from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) paper products certification program.
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Doomed Wildlife Pushes Companies to Boost CSR Efforts in Africa

We need to pressure multinational companies investing in Africa to ensure there is plenty of land, and protection, for the continent’s wildlife and…
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SAP TwoGo: Cloud-Based Carpooling Game Changer

Today SAP releases GoTwo, a cloud-based carpooling application that promises to make ridesharing easier for corporate and municipal employees.
mobile banking, AccessBanking, corporate social responsibility, CSR, CSR in emerging markets, Standard Bank, Leon Kaye, access to banks, South Africa, Johannesburg, Tembisa, spaza shops, Audrey Mothupi, Inclusive banking, SAP

Standard Bank and SAP Team Up to Expand Banking to Millions in South Africa

Standard Bank’s AccessBanking is a big step forward for personal finance and banking in South Africa.
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CSR in Africa, the Next Sustainable Business Frontier

Watch for CSR in Africa to become central in both local and multinational companies’ agendas.
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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…