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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Marks & Spencer Sales of Socially Responsible Items Reaches 1 Billion

Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global…
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Value of Water Index Demonstrates Americans’ Water Concerns (and Disconnects)

Xylem's survey reveals the disconnect between awareness over growing water scarcity and who they think should pay for the country’s water problems.
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A View of the Future of Glass at GreenBuild 2012

View, Inc., a manufacturer of "dynamic glass," is touting its futuristic intelligent windows through today's conclusion at GreenBuild 2012.
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EV Review: New Chevrolet Spark EV Surprises with Powerful Torque and Road Handling

The Spark’s “green” credentials comes with performance that will shock many drivers with its powerful torque, spry road handling and entertainment options.
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Ford’s C-MAX Energi Matches Fuel Efficiency With Performance

Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi is a huge step forward for PHEVs--and Detroit--with its impressive performance and miles per gallon equivalent.
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Hummus Will Save The World

Hummus has gone corporate, with brands such as Tribe and Sabra enjoying popularity and impressive sales. Plus, this spread could save the world.
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Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But…
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Airbnb Launches Free Temporary Housing for Sandy Survivors in New York

Airbnb launched a program with the City of New York to connect those without shelter to people who have extra space.
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Could Your Morning Cup of Coffee Become Extinct by 2080?

Scientists in the United Kingdom recently completed a study suggesting that Arabica coffee could become extinct in 70 years
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SAP Brings Product Stewardship and Safety Data to The Cloud

SAP today rolls out two new cloud computing solutions that provide manufacturers and their supply chains the ability to manage sustainability data.
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How Symantec Supports People, a Better World and a More Secure Internet

Symantec’s 2012 corporate social responsibility report is a compelling example of how companies should frame challenges and successes to its stakeholders
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Hertz Ramps Up Tire Recycling, Promises Zero Tires to Landfills

This week Hertz announced a new program that will boost tire recycling to 160,000 tires annually.
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Why Metrics Matter in Business Sustainability

Can sustainability metrics help steer business on a sustainable source? Much work needs to be done for the planet to remain viable for…
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Ben & Jerry’s Now Certified B Corp

Ben & Jerry’s becomes a B Corp because of its work on community, environmental, governance and employee engagement issues.
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New Ford Plug-In Scores California Carpool Lane Approval

This week Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi scored approval for the Golden State’s Green Clean Air Vehicle Sticker under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.