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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Harley-Davidson to Plant 50 Million Trees

The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson are working to "Renew the Ride" and plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025.
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KKR Green Portfolio: A Sustainable & Lean Private Equity Machine

Dollar General and Pets at Home are among the 27 companies that have been through the KKR Green Portfolio Program.
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Should We View Meat As a Luxury?

Should we start to view meat as a luxury? The environmental costs, ethics and cost to public health all suggest we need to…
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Adobe Corporate Responsibility Zeros in on Social Impact

Adobe recently released its most recent corporate responsibility report, which focuses on youth programs and social impact.
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More Brands Join Responsible Down Standard

The Responsible Down Standard announced 10 more brands, including the North Face and Eddie Bauer, have committed to more responsibly sourced down.
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Report: Insurance Companies Still Unprepared for Climate Change Risks

The most recent annual report by Ceres shows insurance companies are woefully unprepared for potential climate change risks.
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The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

The top 10 solar states, according to Solar Power Rocks, may just surprise you. New York comes in at #1, followed by Massachusetts.
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SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…
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Vermont Prison Becomes a Recycling and Composting Trailblazer

Prison recycling is underway: one women's correctional facility in Vermont has met the state's new recycling and composting law one year ahead of…
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Report: The Chief Sustainability Officer Role is Evolving

A Weinreb Group report on the role of the chief sustainability officer shows it has shifted to one deeply involved with the company's…
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General Motors Expands Zero-Waste Agenda Worldwide

General Motors (GM) continues to expand its global zero-waste program, inching closer to its goal of having 125 total facilities landfill-free by 2020.
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American Petroleum Institute Accused of Sabotage, Trademark Infringement

Last week the American Petroleum Institute was sued for trademark infringement by Choose Energy, Inc.
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DOE and Abengoa Launch Biorefinery in Kansas

This morning the Department of Energy and Abengoa are kicking off the company’s first commercial-scale biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.
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A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
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Why Sustainability is Integral to Enterprise Risk Management

A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.