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.

Envision Solar, Kohls, solar, clean energy, renewables, solar trees, solar power, Leon Kaye, sustainability report, Desmond Wheatley

Kohl’s Solar Power Portfolio Moves Forward with Solar Tree Chargers

Kohl's solar power investment now includes solar trees built by Envision Solar, a San Diego-based solar design company.
Coca-Cola, Africa, sustainable development, beverage companies, Leon Kaye, safe water, supply chain, Replenish Africa Initiative

Coca-Cola to Invest $5B in Sustainable Development Across Africa

Coca-Cola promises to invest an additional US$ 5 billion in sustainable development projects in Africa through the end of this decade.
Hotels.com, vacation equality project, mandated vacation days, Leon Kaye, human resources, paid vacation, employee engagement

Vacation Equality Project Seeks Mandated Leave for Americans

The Vacation Equality Project, led by Hotels.com, is leading an effort to have vacation leave mandated by U.S. law. But is it resonating?
Helsinki, Finland, sharing economy, public transportation, car ownership, Sonja Heikkilä, Leon Kaye, Kutsuplus

Helsinki Mulls a Future Free of Car Ownership

Helsinki is considering a holistic transportation plan that could phase out car ownership by the mid-2020s.
Tiffany and Co., jewelry, corporate social responsibility, CSR, diamonds, blood diamonds, Leon Kaye, environmental stewardship, precious metals, gemstones, transparency

When it Comes to CSR, Tiffany’s Shines Bright

In its latest CSR report, Tiffany & Co. outlines progress on how it sources everything from diamonds to precious metals.
Tesla Motors, Panasonic, gigafactory, Leon Kaye, lithium ion batteries, Elon Musk, Reno, battery technology

Tesla and Panasonic Agree to Build Battery Gigafactory

Panasonic and Tesla Motors inking of an agreement outlining a framework for building a “Gigafactory” creates winners all around.
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H&M, The World’s Largest Organic Cotton User: Better Enough?

According to the most recent Organic Cotton Market Report 2013, H&M has reemerged number as number one in the annual rankings of organic…
Cargill, sustainable palm oil, palm oil, transparency, human rights, Leon Kaye, RSPO, land rights,

Cargill Adopts a More Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

Cargill recently issued a new sustainable palm oil policy, promising to respect human rights and halt deforestation associated with the industry.
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Patagonia Giving Away Plant-Based Wetsuit Technology

Patagonia is sharing its plant-based wetsuit technology with the goal to have it become a game-changer in the surf industry.
Dr. Bronners, palm oil, sustainable palm oil, fair trade, organic, Leon Kaye, Ghana, Serendipalm

Dr. Bronner’s Takes the Lead in Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil

One company making a difference with responsible palm oil sourcing is Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the famous manufacturer of castile soap.
Afghanistan, soybeans, USDA, SARAI, Leon Kaye, Quintin Gray, SALT International, American Soybean Association

Why Would the USDA Waste $34 Million on Soybeans in Afghanistan?

In Afghanistan, an attempt to launch the farming of soybeans under the guise of nutrition and economic development has failed -- for obvious…
The North Face, corporate social responsibility, sustainability report, recycling, textile recycling, Leon Kaye, clean energy, supply chain

The North Face Sustainability Report: Environment and Efficiency

The most recently issued The North Face sustainability report highlights the company's progress on clean energy and sustainable manufacturing.
Nestle, bottled water, Arrowhead, Cabazon, shared value, Leon Kaye, Coachella Valley, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, public relations

Nestlé Hides Behind ‘Sovereign Nation’ in Desert Bottled Water Controversy

Nestle, which sells the most bottled water in the U.S., is attracting controversy for its bottling of water in a region suffering from…
Coca Cola, Project last mile, health care, Tanzania, Leon Kaye, last mile, rural africa

Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies

Coca-Cola's Project Last Mile leverages the company's vast distribution network to increase and improve the delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries…
Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…
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