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.

Starbucks, food waste, recycling, waste diversion, Leon Kaye

Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…
Chipotle, shareholders resolution, corporate governance, sustainability reporting, Leon Kaye

Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…
Suncor, oil sands, Canada, climate change, carbon tax, shareholder resolutions, Leon Kaye, oil and gas

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…
GMOs, GMO labeling, General Mills, supply chain, transparency, FDA, Leon Kaye

Why GMO Labeling Matters

After a long fight, Vermont's GMO-labeling law will take effect this summer. One of the largest food companies in the U.S. now says…
Mobility, ridesharing, Uber, Lyft, Public Transportation, Leon Kaye

Ridesharing Integral to Thriving Public Transit, Study Finds

The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport…
Chipotle, animal welfare, local, beef, corporate responsibility, Leon Kaye

Free Food Can’t Salvage Chipotle’s Reputation

The past year has not been kind to Chipotle, as contamination outbreaks also revealed less than sustainable, local and transparent business practices. Can…
Brunei, middle east, aviation, pilots, Royal Brunei Air, women, human rights, Leon Kaye, Saudi Arabia

Female Dreamliner Pilots Make History … in Saudi Arabia

A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia…
Cuba, health care, ObamaCare, insurance companies, International reporting project, Leon Kaye

Can Cuba’s Healthcare System Offer Lessons for the U.S.?

Can Cuba, long the ideological arch enemy of the U.S. dating back to the Eisenhower administration, offer lessons on how to improve the…
Climate change, rising sea levels, risk management, Leon Kaye, Alaska

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously…
Brooklyn, New York, microgrids, clean energy, solar, renewables, clean technology, Leon Kaye

Brooklyn Microgrid Seeks to Disrupt NYC’s Power Monopoly

Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to…
Oil and gas, clean energy, Sally Jewel, renewables, offshore oil, Leon Kaye

Obama Nixes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast for 5 Years

The Obama administration announced that sites off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia would not be included in the…
Heinz, Kraft, macaroni and cheese, artificial colors, Leon Kaye

Top Secret: Kraft Mac-N-Cheese Ditches Artificial Flavors

Kraft ditched the artificial yellow colorings in its original Macaroni & Cheese product in favor of dyes derived from annatto, paprika and turmeric.…
Ford, mobility, silicon valley, autonomous cars, ridesharing, Leon Kaye

With an Eye on the Future, Ford Launches New Mobility Subsidiary

Ford formed a new subsidiary last week, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, to develop and invest in new mobility services for automobiles.
Adidas, fashion, better cotton initiative, cotton, Leon Kaye, athletic wear, better cotton, traceability

Adidas Surpasses 2015 Better Cotton Target

Adidas announced it exceeded its 2015 target of sourcing “Better Cotton.” The company said 43 percent of all cotton it purchased last year…
Obama administration, Barbara Boxer, Justin Trudeau, climate change, Arctic, methane, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Republicans

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…
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