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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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.
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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.…
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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…
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Microsoft Takes on Biodiversity Modeling

Microsoft Research scientists are partnering with UNEP to develop a general ecosystem model of biodiversity throughout the world.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Davos Update: SAP Investing $6.6M in Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Today, SAP made two announcements covering how the company will encourage both entrepreneurship and sustainability.
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Via Motors Brings Electric Plug-in Heft to the Truck

Last week in Detroit, Via Motors unveiled the concept E-REV VTRUX, a retrofitted GM electric pick-up truck that gets 40 miles of range…
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IKEA’s Goal: Both Affordability & Sustainability at Home

IKEA Group releases its 2012 sustainability report today, explaining the company's goal to be a beacon of both sustainability and affordability in the…
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Benetton Commits to Greening Supply Chain

Benetton Group is the latest global apparel company to join Greenpeace’s Detox Program in a move to green its supply chain.