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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Nike Challenges Customers to Design Their Own Virtual Green Athletic Wear

Nike has just released its most recent sustainability report, an interactive site that allows visitors to create their own green athletic wear.
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Hershey’s Sweetens Stakeholder Engagement

Hershey’s is getting with the program, and its most recent CSR report is a step in the right direction on responsible sourcing and…
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Abbott Increases Sustainable Packaging, Decreases Carbon Emissions

Abbott’s focus on its corporate responsibility agenda lies in four major areas: innovation, access to medical care, supporting consumers and environmental protection.
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Could the SolarCity IPO Hail a New Competitive Era for Solar?

SolarCity, the California-based installation giant, revealed yesterday it started filing documents with the SEC for its IPO. Could solar be turning a corner…
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Ford to EV Dealers: Meet Environmental Requirements

Ford is requiring dealerships selling its EVs to meet environmental and expertise guidelines as the Focus Electric appears in more showrooms.
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AB InBev: A Lean, Mean, Water-Efficient Brewing Machine

Last week Anheuser-Busch InBev released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report, which focuses on waste diversion and water stewardship.
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As Earth Month Winds Down, Honest Tea Recycles Old Facebook Posts

Last week Honest Tea launched a Facebook app that may just encourage you and your peers to recycle in a partnership with Recyclebank.
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Shareholder Resolution Filed With Duke Energy Expresses Growing Concern Over Coal

The shareholder advocacy group As You Sow is asking that Duke disclose plans on how they will deal with coal price volatility and…
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GM Sees No Grounds to Throw Coffee Away

GM employees, led by its manager of waste reduction John Bradburn, are doing their part to divert waste from landfill. Watch for coffee…
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Burger King Switches to Cage Free Pork and Eggs

Yesterday Burger King announced that its restaurants would transition to cage-free pork and eggs by 2017. Watch for other fast food companies to…
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Human Rights Lose Out at Bahrain Grand Prix

If you’re a Formula One Fan, you are well aware that Sebastian Vettel won last weekend’s Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain. But human…
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Target Hits a Bullseye Introducing Sustainability to a Mass Market

A Bullseye View is one of Target’s approaches towards humanizing the company and shining the spotlight on its vendors, including those making sustainable…
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Exclusive: Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

Today the Ford Motor Company announced huge successes in cutting waste at its factories and has pledged to ramp up those efforts in…
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Kellogg’s Commits to Sustainable Agriculture and Water Stewardship

Kellogg's released its annual corporate responsibility report to coincide with Earth Day and focuses on sustainable agriculture and water stewardship.
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L’Oréal’s “Reconstructed Biologic Tissue” May Make Animal Testing Obsolete

Last week L’Oréal released its sustainable development report and shared its progress from sustainability innovation to stakeholder engagement.