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.

The U in Trump, in the case of this education scandal, stands for unbelievable.

As Trump Tries to Wall Himself from ‘Mexican Judge,’ Trump U. Scandal Heats Up

While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues…
Organic, farming, USDA, Leon Kaye, San Joaquin Valley, supply chain

The Shrinking Price-Gap Between Organics and Conventional Food

Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.
Detroit, JPMorgan Chase, banking, capital, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, urbanization, smart cities

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…
Donald Trump, Mexico, reputation, Leon Kaye

Trump Fumes as PGA Moves Golf Tournament to Mexico

The PGA Tour announced earlier this week that it would move a key tour date, held at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort in…
Transparency, Russia, China, Leon Kaye, universities, accountability

Why the Plagiarism Market Adds to Global Inequality

The connection between plagiarism and overall corruption in society can be made clearly. And increasingly, it is the wealthy and well-connected who benefit…
Marijuana, Leon Kaye, Ricky Williams, San Francisco, professional sports, NFL

Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is…
France, labor, strikes, total, Leon Kaye, unemployment

Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power…
Hurricane Sandy, New York, New Jersey, FEMA, insurance companies, Leon Kaye, mitigation, floods, climate change, risk

Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts --…
Olympics, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, corporate responsibility, public health, Zika, Leon Kaye

Doctors Insist on Moving or Postponing Rio Olympics: Should Business Follow?

Should the 2016 Olympic games in Rio be postponed, or even moved? In an open letter to the World Health Organization, 186 doctors…
Mobility, ridesharing, sharing economy, Volkswagen, Uber, Leon Kaye, Gett

Volkswagen Invests $300M in Ridesharing Service Gett

Volkswagen is linking up with Uber competitor Gett. The German automaker hopes the new partnership will help it compete in an evolving mobility…
IRENA, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, jobs, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Brazil, China, Abu Dhabi, Masdar

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
Breakfast, Kelloggs, General Mills, PepsiCo, Leon Kaye, public health

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…
GMOs, GMO, farming, Royal Society, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, climate change, Monsanto

The Royal Society Launches GMO Guide for U.K. Consumers

The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the…
Pg, Tide, detergent, plant based products, detergent, CPG companies, Leon Kaye

P&G Rolls Out New Plant-Based Tide Detergent

Last week, P&G released a new Tide product that the company says has the “trusted cleaning power” of its venerable detergent, only that…
Monsanto, Bayer, soy, GMOs, farming, investors, Leon Kaye, India, Argentina

Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the…
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