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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General Motors Expands Zero-Waste Agenda Worldwide

General Motors (GM) continues to expand its global zero-waste program, inching closer to its goal of having 125 total facilities landfill-free by 2020.
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American Petroleum Institute Accused of Sabotage, Trademark Infringement

Last week the American Petroleum Institute was sued for trademark infringement by Choose Energy, Inc.
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DOE and Abengoa Launch Biorefinery in Kansas

This morning the Department of Energy and Abengoa are kicking off the company’s first commercial-scale biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.
India, Bangalore, smart cities, rail, public transportation, information technology, multi-modal transportation, Leon Kaye

A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
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Why Sustainability is Integral to Enterprise Risk Management

A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.
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How Brands Are Using Your Selfie for Marketing

The startup Ditto allows companies to analyze the ubiquitous selfie for major brands' marketing purposes.
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Unilever and WRI Partner to Stall Global Deforestation

Unilever and WRI have worked together to increase transparency in agricultural supply chains in order to stall the pace of global deforestation.
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Impossible Foods Building the Next Bloody, But Meatless, Burger

Impossible Foods is a start-up that has scored $75 million in venture capital funding. Its mission: to make a plant-based bloody hamburger.
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New Clorox App Allows Consumers to See More Ingredients Inside

Clorox recently announced an expansion of their “Ingredients Inside” program, which includes more information about fragrances. But is this really enough?
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What is All the ‘Collectively’ Fuss About?

This week, Collectively.org launched, and the heckling over its corporate sponsorship has already begun.
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SC Johnson Rolls Out Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Marketing Strategy in Ghana

SC Johnson is rolling out its bottom of the pyramid marketing strategy in Ghana while contributing to efforts reducing the risks of contracting…
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Sugar in Brazilian Skies: Is Farnesane the Fuel of Airlines’ Future?

Gol, the second largest airline in Brazil, is testing farnesane, a sugarcane based biofuel, for some flights between the U.S. and Brazil.
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Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers

More business travelers are choosing Airbnb when attending those conferences or sales meetings instead of hotels. And why not?
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GreenBox Continues to Save the World, One Pizza at a Time

Ecovention’s GreenBox, or the “pizza box of the 21st century” as described by Fox News, is continuing to make a difference in the…
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An App for Sustainable Travel and Doing Good: Ecoalsur

Ecoalsur is a group of travel writers, adventurers and techies seeking to inspire travelers to see the world in a more environmentally responsible…
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