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.

Apple, clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, energy markets, market disruption, Silicon Valley, Leon Kaye

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.
Starbucks, gift cards, accounting, PayPal, Leon Kaye

If Starbucks Were a Bank, It Would Be a Billion-Dollar Force

If Starbucks were a bank, it would boast $1.2 billion in deposits -- which are now stored on its customers’ gift cards.
Marks and spencer, supply chain, human rights, energy efficiency, Bangladesh, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, engagement

Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
Orlando Shootings, guns, market based solutions, Orlando, second amendment, Leon Kaye

The Economics of Gun Control

Liability insurance, which exists for gun owners but is not mandatory, could help address this epidemic of violence. Should the market, instead of…
Blood donations, corporate social responsibility, public health HIV/AIDS, Leon Kaye, LGBT, discrimination, orlando shootings

Gay Men Still Excluded from Donating Blood, Even Following the Orlando Tragedy

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the fact that a gay man cannot donate blood to his own husband shows that the…
Donald Trump, labor, corporate governance, gaming industry, Leon Kaye

Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…
Ridesharing, Uber, public transportation, Africa, Kenya, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

With Bridges Burned Elsewhere, Uber Looks to Africa for Opportunity

Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.
Marijuana, cannabis, Michael Sutton, farming, leon kaye, carbon footprint, water, AUMA

The Sustainable Business Case for Cannabis Legalization

Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, RSPO, World Resources Institute, Rainforest Action network, deforestation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, PepsiCo

Palm Oil’s Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs

The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has…
Hershey, chocolate, cacao, palm oil, animal welfare, Leon Kaye, animal rights, supply chain, responsible sourcing, fair trade

Hershey Pledges Improvement on Cacao, Palm Oil and Animal Welfare

Hershey's most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement…
Heineken, beer, water scarcity, energy efficiency, zero carbon, Austria, Leon Kaye, solar, biomass, renewables, clean energy

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”
yum brands

How Yum! Brands Engages Local Communities Worldwide

Yum! Brands’ executives, managers and employees have implemented many forward-thinking community programs over the years, which include addressing challenges related to education, food…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, IOI group, Unilever, RSPO, Leon Kaye, deforestation, malaysia

Suspended Palm Oil Producer Drops Lawsuit Against RSPO

Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties…
thermostat_lifestyle

Consumers Leave the Nest as Smart Home Technologies Struggle

The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation…
Soy, soy footprint, WWF, Brazil, Argentina, Supply Chain, leon kaye, animal feed, marks and spencer, nestle

WWF: Companies Still Have a Massive Soy Footprint

WWF released its most recent soy scorecard, and based on this NGO's analysis, companies have a lot of work to do if they…
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