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.

HP, supply chain, ethical audits, labor violations, student workers, China, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, temporary workers, information technology, SER audits, social and environmental responsibility

HP Reduces Chinese Student and Underage Labor in Supply Chain

HP issued new guidelines to its suppliers conducting operations in China that according to the company are the first for the information technology…
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Recyclebank, Coors Partners on New Aluminum Recycling Program

Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.
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Organic Bouquet Touts Sustainability Via Kathy Ireland’s Dubious Credentials

Kathy Ireland, with a past full of sweatshops and fights with PETA, is a spokesperson for a company touting its sustainability credentials, Organic…
Bloom Energy, Mexican workers, fuel cells, FLSA, Department of Labor, Bloom box, Ruben Rosalez, wage and hour division, Leon Kaye

Bloom Energy Caught Underpaying Mexican Workers – in Pesos

Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy was fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division for underpaying 14 Mexican nationals.
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Sharing Economy Increases Access to Luxury Goods

Now that luxury goods are available to the masses due to the rise of the sharing economy, the champagne life is possible .…
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Green Building Deception: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350,000

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission fined a home insulation marketer $350,000 for making unsubstantiated claims about the products' green credentials.
cats wildlife and the conservation dilemma, Smithsonian, US fish and wildlife service, Alley Cat Allies, Nature, Becky Robinson, overdevelopment, environmental degradation, Leon Kaye, Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society, corporate giving, Gemco, Scott R. Loss, Tom Will, Peter P. Marra, trap neuter and return, TNR

Cats, Wildlife and the Conservation Dilemma: Time to Kill More Kitties?

Cats, wildlife and the conservation dilemma amped: An article in Nature alleges cats are responsible for killing billions of animals in the U.S.…
wind power, natural gas, wind energy, GE, clean energy, renewables, American Wind Energy Association, wind power sector, wind power industry, Bison Wind III, Chisholm View wind farm, Leon Kaye

It’s Official: More Wind than Natural Gas Installs in 2012

The U.S. wind power industry not only had its best year ever in 2012, but exceeded natural gas in the installation of new…
Microsoft, Microsoft Research, general ecosystem model, GEM, UNEP, United Nations, biodiversity, biodiversity modeling, Madingley Model, ecosystem model, World Conservation Monitoring Center, ecosystems, ecosystem modeling, Leon Kaye

Microsoft Takes on Biodiversity Modeling

Microsoft Research scientists are partnering with UNEP to develop a general ecosystem model of biodiversity throughout the world.
There may be hope for Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station

10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.
integrated reporting, companies, sustainability, transparency, global reporting initiative, GRI, Leon Kaye, US Army

Integrated Reporting: It’s Not Just for Companies Anymore

More organizations, not just companies, are embracing integrated reporting, which is a plus for sustainability and transparency.
corporate sustainability leaders, sustainability leaders, corporate social responsibility, The Conference Board, sustainability challengers, BrandLogic, UBS, Allianz, AstraZenica, technology companies, apple,

The Overlooked Sustainability Leaders in Business

Who are the real sustainability leaders in business? The challengers, including AstraZenica, Allianz and UBS, may surprise you.
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V3Solar Claims Solar Cones Generate Electricity Cheaper Than Coal

V3Solar has released a new solar cones energy technology that the startup claims could be cheaper than coal.
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50% of Unilever’s Factories are Zero-Waste While Sales Surge

Unilever’s ambitious Sustainable Living Plan reached an important milestone yesterday when the company announced half of its factories are now zero-waste.