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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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.
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GM’s Recycling Devision Now Generates $1B Annually

GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and…
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Photo Tour: Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Comes to California Farm Country

Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.
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The Green Bottle Goes Gold: Heineken USA HQ Goes LEED

In its most recent CSR report, Heineken USA announced achievements on community work as well as the environment. The green bottle is going…
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Clorox Cleans Up With Release of Integrated Report

This week Clorox released its 2012 annual integrated report online with updates on its environmental, social and governance performance.