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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The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.
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Cutting Edge Business: The Top 10 Sustainable Design Moments of 2012

As we countdown to the new year, here are some of the top 10 moments in sustainable design during 2012.
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A Bumper Crop of Waste Diversion: Ford’s Recycling Program at 10 Years

One of Ford’s waste diversion initiatives, called the “Ford Core Recovery Program,” keeps adding new parts to the company’s recycling list.
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Making a Case for Better Business Results? Be a Better Corporate Citizen

Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship released its annual report on the state of corporate citizenship. The business case for CSR is clear.
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A GMO-Free New Mexico? Land of Enchantment to Debate Labeling

GMO-free green chile? New Mexico state Sen. Peter Wirth filed an amendment to the state’s food act to require labeling of GMO food…
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Cisco 2012 CSR Report: Packaging, Supplier Diversity & Governance

Cisco has long been a corporate social responsibility (CSR) trailblazer, and this year the Cisco 2012 CSR report is no exception.
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Hijacked Starbucks Twitter Campaign in the UK Ends Up an Epic Cluster F-F-F Frappuccino

Starbucks UK suffered an epic social media fail when someone decided it would be a good idea to have a Twitter campaign hashtag,…
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Honest Tea Ramps Up Commitment to Fair Trade

Honest Tea, committed to fair trade since 2003, recently issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.
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How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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How Walmart’s Bribery in Mexico Soiled One of The World’s Most Sacred Historic Sites

The sordid tale of how Walmart used bribery to plunk a Bodega Aurrera supermarket in the shadow of the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Mexico…
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The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
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A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…
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Water Pollution in Iowa: Time for Business to Step Up

The Environmental Working Group released a report on Iowa's poor water quality. Businesses must step in and address the challenges of water pollution.
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Corporate Philanthropy: The Latest Snapshot of Giving Trends

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and The Conference Board released their Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) trends survey this week.