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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Romney Energy Plan a Massive Pipeline Dream

Mitt Romney released his energy plan today, and touted it as an ambitious agenda to free the United States completely off of overseas…
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The Social Responsibility of Business is Here to Stay

The debate over what is the social responsibility of business is besides the point: companies are now more social responsible and there is…
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Global Sales of Electric Buses Will Quadruple by 2018

With the cost of fossil fuel spiking and battery technology improving, electric drive buses are a long term prospect that benefits everyone.
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State Street Sustainability Report Tackles Water, Waste and Carbon

Yesterday Street Corporation, based in Boston, released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report.
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Monsanto Outspending Top 10 Pro-Prop 37 Supporters 2 to 1

The fight over California’s Proposition 37 and GMOs heats up; opponents such as Monsanto wail that the sky would fall if the measure…
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TMC Innovation Seeks to Rethink Street Lighting In France and Beyond

TMC Innovation for six years has been rethinking one of the most mundane cogs of our infrastructure, the streetlight.
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Ford’s Investment in EVs and Hybrids Continues to Surge

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced that the company would accelerate investment in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.
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Costco, the Genuine Retail CSR Leader?

Could Costco possibly be the most genuine leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and governance? While most big box retailers…
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Adidas Rolls Out Waterless “DryDye” T-Shirt

Adidas is in the race with Nike and Puma to manufacture athletic apparel more responsibly and sustainably. To that end, the company recently…
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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards…
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Ray Anderson, One Year Later: A Supplier’s Perspective

A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed…
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How to Sell Sustainability Within Corporate America

Sustainability within corporate America has become mainstream, and a new report discusses the value of expertise, communication and numbers.
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California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010
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How Autodesk Helps Design a Better World

Autodesk's 2012 sustainability report offers a compelling case of how its products can help build a more sustainable world and mitigate a company’s…
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British Farmers Urged to Grow Curry Ingredients For a Sustainable Future

The coalition government has suggested that farming in Britain focuses on growing curry ingredients to reduce food imports and carbon emissions.