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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H&M, The Ethical Fast Fashion Leader?

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Solar Industry Suffers Tough Week With Two Major Bankruptcies

The solar industry hit another rough patch last week as two major solar companies, Solar Trust of America and Q-Cells, filed for bankruptcy.
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Surveys Indicate CSR As a Profession is Still in an Early Stage

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Dr. Bronner’s Audacious Activism Is Refreshingly Authentic

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Community and Recycling Among Highlights of Lowe’s 2011 CSR Report

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Johnson Controls Touts Environmental Leadership, Green Design in 2011

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GE Boosts Wind Power Portfolio with Oklahoma Investment

This week GE announced that it bought a 51 percent stake in a $375 million wind farm north of Oklahoma City.
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Technology for Good: GE’s Progress on Cancer Research and Treatment

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Wendy’s Denies Using Pink Slime, Ever

On Friday Wendy's ran advertisements in eight major American newspapers that state pink slime was never used in its products.
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McDonald’s Replaces PlayPlaces With Urban Gardens, Composting Sites

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