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.

New Corporate Responsibility Rankings Full of Surprises

A recent report on corporate responsibility rankings, recently released by the Reputation Institute, offers some compelling insights and plenty of room for debate.…

On Climate Change, Republicans Are Not a Monolithic Voting Group

According to a new poll conducted late last month, a majority of Republicans, even those described as conservative, are open to new forms…

Volkswagen, Audi Return 2009 & 2010 Green Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen and Audi agreed to return “Green Car of the Year” awards bestowed upon them in 2009 and 2010 for “clean diesel” models…

In Wake of the VW Scandal, Elon Musk Calls for Random Emissions Testing

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the solution for the Volkswagen scandal is simple: random emissions testing on cars when they are on…

Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…

At UN, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Link Refugee Camps to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook will help the UN bring internet connectivity to Syrian refugee camps throughout the Middle East during the General…

Switch to Renewables, Says BT to Sports Fans

A new initiative, 100% Sport, which aims to inspire sports fans to become enthusiastic about renewable energy, has been launched by the British…

Sustainability at PepsiCo Generated $375 Million in Cost Savings

PepsiCo’s recent claim that since 2010, it has reaped $375 million in savings due to its sustainability initiatives, is encouraging news. Improved water…

McDonald’s Serves Up Its First 100% Organic Hamburger

The “McB,” McDonald’s first 100% organic beef burger, is coming to a store near you--if you happen to be in Germany and Austria…

Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Recycling Investments, But Will There Be Impact?

The Closed Loop Fund announced the first three investments that it claims will increase recycling rates and reduce the annual $5 billion that…

Do You Know Your Soy Footprint?

The Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an international coalition of retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, says it is taking steps to solve the…

Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…

How a “Mad” Scottish Woman Launched a Top Restaurant, and Social Enterprise, in Ethiopia

Call it madness or compassion, but the hard work and patience of Aitchison and her business partner, Habtamu Baye, are paying off with…

Obama Administration Launches Smart Cities Initiative

The Obama administration announced a new smart cities initiative that promises $160 million in federal grants to help cities find new solutions to…

Would You Wear a Pair of 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers?

Ammo Liao has designed the Bio-Knit shoe, which eschews the multi-faceted approach taken toward the manufacturing of athletic shoes by using only one…