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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GE Launches CSR Portal With Focus on People, Planet and Economy

Now GE is even more forthcoming with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy with the launch of its GE Citizenship site.
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Microsoft’s YouthSpark Commits $500M To Employ 300M Youth Worldwide

Microsoft announced the launch of YouthSpark, a worldwide program that closes the “opportunity gap” that is disenfranchising young people across the world.
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On Taxes, More Than 47% Will Question Why Vote For Mitt Romney

Why vote for Mitt Romney? Mitt hit the fan this week with his comment that 47 percent of Americans will not vote for…
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Latest Merck CSR Report Touts Access to Health, Water Stewardship

Merck released its 2011 CSR report, in which the company discusses successes and challenges on the health, economic and environmental fronts.
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Low on Cash Flow? Barter for Goods and Services

Barter for goods and services between corporations is now on the rise.
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After 60 Years, Coca-Cola Returns to Burma

According to Coca-Cola, its renewed investment and operations in Burma will follow what the company describes as its strict human rights policy.
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GM Scrap Becomes Coats For Detroit’s Homeless

GM scrap ends up as the source of material for coats that keep Detroit's homeless warm during the frigid winter months.
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Shell Launches First Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Oil Sands

Shell recently announced that it will start construction on a $1.36 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Canadian oil sands.
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Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of…
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Monsanto Was For GMO Food Labeling Before It Was Against It

During the last 1990s, Monsanto ran advertisements in the United Kingdom that supported GMO food labeling. But in California there is a change…
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Smacked With $12.5M Fine For Pesticide Violations

Scotts Miracle-Gro entered a plea agreement with the EPA to pay a $12.5 million fine for the company’s misuse of chemicals in some…
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Recycling Jobs Now Even Dirtier and More Dangerous

Recycling is easier than ever for consumers, but recycling jobs are more dirty and dangerous than in the past.
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Lead Recycling Triggers Sustainability at Shooting Ranges

Lead Us Reclaim, started by Gary Frase and Bill Moss, has found success working with shooting ranges that seek another revenue stream from…
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How Companies Can Move Beyond Philanthropy in Developing Countries

PepsiCo's work with Water.org in India is a compelling study of how community work and local engagement not only build trust but are also smart…

Can PepsiCo Inspire Sustainable Development in Africa?

In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about…