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.

Neodymium, one coveted rare earth mineral

Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…
Qatar National Convention Center, venue for the WPC.

World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.
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Walmart Goes Solar in Cajun Country

Walmart is installing one of Louisiana’s largest solar projects in a partnership with Cleco Power in the town of Many.
Dakar, capital of Senegal

Western Union Launches African Diaspora Business Networks

Western Union will partner with USAID to launch the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) that will kick start African diaspora business networks.
Get ready to dump that leftover kimchi!

RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond

A visit by Leon Kaye to a RFID trade show in Korea gave a lesson on how RFID can play a role in…
A sunflower on a remote Mexican farm (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities and Create Healthier Supply Chains

PepsiCo, has committed to purchasing sunflower oil sourced from farmers in Mexico. The arrangement will also lead to its snack food products becoming…
a Panasonic fuel cell stands about 76 inches tall (courtesy Leon Kaye)

In Japan, Fuel Cells Offer Employment and Economic Hope

A tour of Panasonic’s “Ene-Farm” outside of Osaka gives a clue about Japan’s current and future economic transformation. Fuel cells will be part…
recharging at an EV station

A Virtual Tour of Commuting’s Future in Korea

One of SK’s futuristic buildings in north Seoul, the T Tower, hosts T.um, or “Ubiquitous Museum.” The tour is part Avatar, part futuristic…
bicycles waiting to be recharged during the day at the Green Energy Park.

Green Energy Park a Laboratory for Japan’s Future

The Green Energy Park is where energy storage, solar power and smart grid technologies will provide the next level of not only innovation,…
washing machine units about to be shredded

Japanese Recycling Plant Brings New Life to Old Washing Machines

Panasonic's PETEC is not only a hyper-modern recycling plant, it is a research and development facility as well as an educational center. Trash…
a green wall in the living room--perhaps a place for herbs?

Panasonic Bets the House on Solar and Fuel Cells

Panasonic is now determined to become the number one green innovation company in the electronics industry. That vision is on display in a…
Tel Aviv Protests Aug 2011 (courtesy Wiki Commons)

A New Era of Ethical Leadership?

Olfa Strauss' experience this summer and how her company handled protests over rising food costs and wealth inequality in Israel will be an…
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BSR Survey Finds Sustainability, Human Rights Top Business Concerns

BSR, led by President and CEO Aron Cramer, held a media event announcing the results of a global business survey poll that reveals…
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Chrysler Touts Turnaround, Emissions, Diversity in Sustainability Report

Having endured a painful restructuring, Chrysler Group LLC is on the path towards recovery, and released its first ever sustainability report last week.
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Better-For-You Foods Are a Company’s BFF

A new study that the Hudson Institute recently issued suggests that by offering good healthy foods, companies can do well by doing good.