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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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.
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The Sharing Economy Hits the Mainstream Media, and That’s a Good Thing

Now leading news outlets are not only discussing the sharing economy: they are touting it, including Forbes and The Economist.
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Nestlé Promises More Shared Value on Nutrition, Water & Rural Development

Today Nestlé releases its annual “Creating Shared Value” report, which promises to ramp up work in three main areas: nutrition, water and rural…
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Wastewater May Decrease Environmental Impact of Cellulosic Ethanol Production

A University of Illinois study concluded treated wastewater could be just as efficient as fresh potable water for the production of cellulosic ethanol.
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KLM Launches First Weekly Transatlantic Flight Using Biofuels

Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.
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Ceres: Insurance Industry Unprepared for Climate Change

Last week’s Ceres report on insurance and climate change revealed insurance companies are not prepared for climate change’s impacts on their business.
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Costco’s CEO Supports a Minimum Wage Hike: What Gives?

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has scored plenty of praise, and cynicism, for his support of an increase in the U.S. minimum wage.
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Ford CSR Leverages Technology & NGOs to Deliver Health Care in India

Ford recently wrapped up a pilot project that explored rural health care access as a means to expand its corporate social responsibility (CSR)…
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Unilever and Lifebuoy Transforming Handwashing Habits in India

Unilever, as part of its Sustainable Living Plan, has ramped up its Lifebuoy brand’s handwashing campaign in the fight against early childhood mortality.
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Safe Drinking Water in India: How Smart Design Positioned Unilever as a Leader

Unilever's PureIt water purifiers cracked the pesky code of delivering a safe drinking water that has a positive impact on lives at an…
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Microsoft Research Battles Tuberculosis in India

One organization that has emerged as a hero in the fight against tuberculosis in India is Operation ASHA, with the assistance of Microsoft…
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Niramaya’s Uphill Struggle to Provide Health Care in Mumbai’s Poorest Neighborhoods

If there is one NGO that makes miracles of lemonade out of lemons, it would be the Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai, India.