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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24 Companies Worth $500bn Commit to Assigning a Value to Nature at Rio+20

Led by the Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), 24 companies are developing a methodology to assign a value to the…
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Playing Chicken with Meat: One Company’s Quest to Build a Better Garden Burger

Beyond Meat, now in fake chicken form, the product is flying out of Whole Foods stores in California and two in Maryland, the…
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BottleHood Brings Glass Recycling Alive With Jewelry and Tableware

BottleHood, based in San Diego, is a small company doing big things with glass. Not just big, but also small beautiful.
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PepsiCo’s 4.2 Billion Gallons of Water Conservation Scores Prestigious Water Award

This year the SIWI water conservation award goes to PepsiCo for the food and beverage giant’s achievements in reducing water consumption.
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Five Global Companies Pledge Cooperation on Bioplastic

Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble (PG) pledged last week to form a strategic working group to ramp up the…
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Gizmodo Puts a Bounty on Mark Zuckerberg

Gizmodo is piling on the anti-Zuckerberg bandwagon, asking users to contribute random photos of Facebook’s founder until Labor Day. The site will pay…
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The Global Brands That Could Change the World

Futerra, a sustainability communications firm based in the United Kingdom, released its list of the top 100 Planet Brands.
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PwC Invests in Financial Literacy

PwC launched Earn Your Future, a program that seeks to close the critical gaps of lacking financial literacy among people as well as…
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Chef’s Market Box a Perfect Marriage of CSA and DIY

The Chef’s Market Box, a start-up recently launched by the Mission Community Market and Mission Mercado in San Francisco, is a great option…
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Nike is Unlocking the Secrets of Sustainable Materials

Nike is partnerhing with Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) to allow any user to mine as well as contribute to its database of…
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Asia Pulp and Paper Announces New Sustainability Goals

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced a new set of responsible sourcing and sustainable goals for this coming decade. Emphasis on ANNOUNCED.
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Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”

It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host…
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Raytheon, the Diversity and Ethics Pacesetter

Diversity is not the only reason why Raytheon is a solid case study of corporate responsibility: ethics, environmental stewardship and community work are…
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Virgin Pure Plans to Transform UK Tap Water

Virgin Group’s Richard Branson and the Strauss Group’s Ofra Strauss headlined an event marking the launch of Virgin Pure, a water filtration system…
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Is McDonald’s McItaly a Threat to Italy’s Food Heritage?

In Italy McDonald’s has launched and relaunched the ridiculously-named McItaly burge, and the outrage throughout and beyond Italy has been swift, loud and…