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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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…
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The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business

For five years, companies and governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and SE Asia with…

World Water Week Opens With Somber Warnings to Business About Water Scarcity

The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the…
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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…