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.

NGO Attacks Pepsi’s Palm Oil Sourcing and Links to Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses

Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN…

Ontario Launches Pilot Universal Basic Income Program

The province of Ontario is launching a universal basic income pilot: 4,000 low-income participants in this three-year study will receive as much as…

In India, a Vicks Commercial Sparks Debate and Tears Over Transgender Rights

The story of a transgender mother and her adopted child has made waves across India and the world -- and it puts the…

Border Wall Could Start a Flood of Worries in the U.S. and Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a border wall have hit another snag. Engineers are now claiming that proposed sections of the project…

Patagonia Embraces Natural Dyes for Clean Color Collection

Patagonia's Clean Color Collection for men and women includes garments dyed with materials such as pomegranate, silkworm excrement, mulberry leaves and agricultural waste.

Gap Will Source 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton By 2021

Gap, Inc. plans to purchase all of its cotton for Gap-branded clothing from sustainable sources by 2021. The company says Better Cotton Initiative-certified…

Adidas Walks Ocean Plastic Into New Shoe Lines

The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will…

Ignore the Marketing – Just Skip the Juice

You might want to skip the juice bar after your workout. Food companies have promoted juice for decades as a great source of…

Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corporation

DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation…

$4.5 Trillion in Global Assets Still Exposed to Climate Change Risks

Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide…

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies…

Like Trump, Tom Brady’s Charity Funded by Others

Tom Brady has cultivated a reputation as a philanthropist; the problem, however, is that his foundation is reportedly writing checks to his favorite…

The Surprisingly Large Corporate Investments in Donald Trump’s Inauguration Party Fund

U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration committee raised a record $107 million in donations. The largest corporate donors to this fund are benefiting from…

How Companies Can Lead on Anti-Deforestation Efforts

Procter & Gamble has been collaborating with both its suppliers and NGOs for several years in order to increase the amount of certified…

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…