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.

Church of England Announces Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion…

Unilever’s Handwashing Campaign Goes Beyond CSR and Saves Lives

For several years running, India’s Unilever and Lifebuoy employees have been instrumental in running one of the country’s most successful social responsibility programs.…

A Sustainable Supply Chain in the Garment Industry Saves 4 Major Companies $15M Annually

The global textile and garment industry is one of the world’s largest polluters due to its massive impacts on water, soil and of…

California Drought Threatens Los Angeles Denim Industry

About 80 percent of California’s water sustains agriculture, but Sacramento is putting the onus on the state’s businesses and residents to find even…

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Anti-Smoking Campaign

One can surmise the many things tobacco companies have in common with fast food corporations, including the fact they must expand their business…

The STEM Jobs Gap and Minority Youth Engagement

#YesWeCode, led by Van Jones, advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) inclusion and wider access to computer science education for minority…

Plastic Recycling Suffers from Lingering Low Oil Price

While solar and wind power continue to become more competitive in price to fossil fuels, the same is not holding true for plastics.…

Ecologic Containers Reduce Plastic Waste and Build Local Economies

Ecologic Brands was founded in 2008 by Julie Corbett who was tired of all the waste from plastic jugs and cartons that her…

Farmworkers’ Union Calls for Boycott Against Driscoll’s

Driscoll's organic blackberries, strawberries and raspberries can be found in grocery stores throughout the country. Though they are environmentally friendly, a farmworkers’ union…

Yum! Brands Commits to 100 Percent Responsible Palm Oil

The purveyor of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell says it will ensure its suppliers meet guidelines set by the Roundtable on Sustainable…

Is the Protest Against Nestlé Bottled Water in California on Point?

The pressure is on in Sacramento, where activists protest that Nestlé is draining local aquifers of as much as 80 million gallons annually.

In Maryland, Oceana Study Reveals Fraud in the Land of Crab Cakes

A recent Oceana study revealed that almost 40 percent of Maryland crab cakes revealed DNA evidence of fraud within the crab industry.

California Imposes Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Yesterday Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that he said is necessary in order to make California drought-resistant after the lowest snowpack…

Palm Oil Scorecard Shows Companies Still Have Much Work to Do

Union of Concerned Scientists released its 2nd annual palm oil report, which tracks 40 large companies sourcing huge amounts of palm oil within…

ADM Bows to Shareholder Pressure, Commits to New Deforestation Policy

Food and commodities giant ADM, which has reached over US$80 billion in revenues, says it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move…