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.

PepsiCo, Pepsi, Inter-American Development Bank, water scarcity, Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Peru, Leon Kaye, Hydro-BID

PepsiCo Releases New Water Modeling Tool for Latin America

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Bank (IDB) released a new water modeling tool to assist Latin American nations forecast future water supplies.
Bicycling, Zagster, bicycle sharing, bike sharing, Citi Bike Share, New York, Washington DC, Detroit, General Motors, Leon Kaye, bicycles, Kristine Johnson

Are City Bicycle-Sharing Programs Doomed?

Are citywide bike programs doomed to fail? New York's is losing money, and in other cities such as Washington, they run in the…
Artisanal goods, artisan, artisanal products, social enterprise, online artisan marketplace, Etsy, Leon Kaye, amazon,

The Online Artisan Marketplace: A Huge Boost for Handmade Products

The internet has made it far easier for the online artisan marketplace to thrive, allowing many to sell their handmade goods quickly and…
RSPO, sustainable palm oil, palm oil, sustainable palm oil sales, Leon Kaye, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, supply chain, greenpalm certificates

Sustainable Palm Oil Sales Surge as Demand Meets Supply

Last week the RSPO announced that the sales of sustainable palm oil are surging as demand outpaces supply for the first time ever.
EDGE, Gender Equality, Gender Equality certification, diversity, Leon Kaye, ethical certifications

On the EDGE: Gender Equality Certification

Switzerland-based EDGE is banking its gender equality certification will resonate with businesses and consumers. Can it catch on?
Rabbit meat, whole foods, sustainable meat, Leon Kaye, rabbits, eating rabbits, factory farms

Whole Foods’ Sale of Rabbit Meat Is a Big Pet Peeve to Some

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat at a limited number of stores across the United States, and some New Yorkers are very…
Salesforce com, cloud computing, operational efficiency, carbon footprint, renewable energy credits, green building, LEED, Leon Kaye, sustainability, sustainability report

CSR Report Review: Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Sustainability

Salesforce.com recently released its most recent sustainability report, which covers the company's progress on operational efficiency and green building.
Renewables, renewable energy, solar, wind power, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, Leon Kaye. US energy capacity, Office of Energy Projects

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

According to the U.S. government agency FERC, renewables generated 100 percent of new U.S. energy capacity in July.
Coffee pods, K-Cups, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Office Depot, k-cup recycling, recycling, Leon Kaye, waste diversion, TerraCycle, coffee

OfficeMax, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling in Canada

OfficeMax and TerraCycle have launched a K-Cup recycling program in Canada.
Food Runners, Mary Sisley, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, food waste, bicycling, food donations, Leon Kaye, tech companies

Food Runners Keeps the Unfortunate Fed in San Francisco

In 1987, Mary Risley founded Food Runners in San Francisco to pick up uneaten food from local businesses to distribute it to charities.
TOMS shoes, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, one-for-one business model, Leon Kaye, social entrepreneurs, socially responsible business

Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes

Bain Capital has agreed to purchase a 50 percent ownership stake of TOMS Shoes--a good thing for the one-for-one business model?
Buddy Cianci, pasta sauce, cause marketing, Rhode Island, Providence, scholarships, Leon Kaye

Buddy Cianci Pasta Sauce: The Latest Cause Marketing Failure

The AP investigated the claims of Buddy Cianci that his pasta sauce benefits schoolchildren, and found that for three years, it made a…
Ford, Ford Motor, renewables, clean energy, solar, solar carport, Leon Kaye, Detroit, Clean Technology, DTE Energy

Ford to Launch Largest Solar Array in Michigan

Ford and DTE Energy are partnering to build what the companies say will be the largest solar array in Michigan.
ConAgra Foods, Con Agra, Palm Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil, New York State Retirement Fund, Green Century Capital Management, transparency, Leon Kaye

Pushed by New York, ConAgra Shifts to Sustainable Palm Oil

ConAgra Foods is now the latest large food company to adopt a more sustainable palm oil policy, thanks to pressure from the state…
PepsiCo, cashew fruit, cashew apples, cashews, India, Brazil, Maharashtra, Clinton Foundation, farming, sustainable agriculture, Leon Kaye

Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
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