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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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.
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How Tiny Window Trim Streamlines Ford’s Supply Chain

Ford’s engineers worked with BASF to transform window switch trim in the 2013 Ford Fusion, saving money and reducing CO2 within the company's…
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General Mills’ Cheerios Facebook Page Morphs into an Anti-GMO Campaign

Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.
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The Netflix Billion Hour Nasty-Gram: Time for SEC to Catch Up With Social Media?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is in hot water with the SEC over his announcement earlier this summer that Netflix averaged one billion hours…
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Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
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California Utility Commission Takes Another Look at Ridesharing

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposal this week that could legitimize and give a shot in the arm to ridesharing…
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British Airways’ Jet Biofuel Plant Will Open in 2015

Yesterday British Airways (BA) announced that it has found a site for a bio-refinery that will generate up to 50,000 tons of jet…
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Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

A giant of modernist architecture, Oscar Niemeyer passed away last night in a Rio de Janeiro hospital just 10 days shy of his…
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Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.
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8th Grader to Hasbro: Give The Easy-Bake Oven a Manly-Man Makeover

Mckenna Pope has launched a petition on Change.org that urges Hasbro to rethink the Easy-Bake Oven.