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.

Philippines, expats, overseas foreign workers, OFWs, Middle East, remittances, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, corruption, Leon Kaye

Why the Philippines’ Biggest Export is People

It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper…
Wages, equal pay, professional sports, Leon Kaye, soccer

Women Soccer Players File Lawsuit Over Wage Discrimination

Five U.S. women's soccer players, who recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, say that success on the field…
Mondelez, Honey Maid, graham crackers, tolerance, Leon Kaye, advertising

Honey Maid Preaches Tolerance, With a Side of Graham Crackers

In its latest campaign, “Neighbors,” the brand showcases the initial wariness and then mutual acceptance of two neighbors — one of whom is…
Sustainable palm oil, palm oil, Unilever, supply chain, Leon Kaye, RSPO, deforestation, RSPO

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…
A doctor gives an albendazole tablet to a child during a GSK outreach event in Sri Lanka.

GSK Allows More Developing Countries to Copy its Medicines

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has taken a bold step in its approach to managing its intellectual property. In an announcement made last week, the company…
Solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, North Carolina, farming, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…
Chipotle, Leon Kaye, Better Burger, hamburgers, fast food

Really, Chipotle? A Better Burger?

Now Chipotle wants to enter the burger market, as reported by many business news outlets earlier this week. It turns out Chipotle’s legal…
Houston, Texas, Houston Museum of Natural Science, clean energy, oil and gas, The Natural History Museum, TEJAS, Project Row House, Leon Kaye

Activists Highlight Oil Company Influence of Houston Science Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its…
Papua New Guinea, COP21, climate change, NDCs, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Conservation International

Papua New Guinea First Nation to Submit Post-COP21 Climate Plan

The first nation to actually submit its NDCs is Papua New Guinea, a nation of 7 million people that shares a massive island…
NFL, concussions, head injuries, CTE, Leon Kaye

Comparison to Big Tobacco Has NFL Fuming

NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL…
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While Olive Garden Donates Food, Its Employees Are on Public Assistance

Because they receive tips, many servers at restaurants such as Olive Garden are paid a minimum wage far below what the U.S. government…
Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, ExxonMobil, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye

A Rockefeller Tells Why the U.S. Must Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help…
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Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…
Netherlands, nutrition, plant based diet, Voedingscentrum, Netherlands nutrition center, Leon Kaye, meat consumption, USDA

Cut Out Most of the Meat, Say New Netherlands Dietary Guidelines

The Netherlands Nutrition Center, or Voedingscentrum, is not only recommending that Dutch citizens adopt more of a plant-based diet, but also that they…
Water scarcity, fog harvesting, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Aqualonis, Morocco, Dar Si Hmad

Harvesting Water from Fog: A Solution to Water Scarcity?

Countries are seeking creative solutions to tackle water scarcity. Could fog-harvesting be an option? It appears to be working in southwest Morocco.
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