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.

Ikea Acquires Canadian Wind Farm On the Quest Toward Energy Independence

Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate…

DOE SunShot Initiative Reaches $1 Per Watt Goal Three Years Early

The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that.…

Emissions Cuts Helped Business Leaders Save $12.4 Billion Last Year

A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

Ideas for 21st Century Sustainable Development Are Found in Israel’s Kibbutzim

The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from…

Israel, the Detroit of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has…

How Low-Tech Solutions Turned an Israeli City Into a Smart Water Leader

It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the…

Water Woman: How Leadership Turned An Israeli City Into a Global Model for Water Efficiency

Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is…

This Social Enterprise Fights Human Trafficking in Israel with Skills Training

Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a…

DOE Says ‘Hell No’ to Trump Request for Names

Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors…

Is It Time for the New York City Region to Plan for Permanent Flooding?

A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet.…

Apparel Companies Still Have an Abysmal Record on Forced Labor

The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel…

Powered By 100% Renewables, Google Sets a New Business Standard

This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year.…

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

France First EU Member to Label Products from ‘Israeli Settlements’

Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and "fair trade" may soon start seeing another label on products – and…