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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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…
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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…
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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.
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Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines

Water crises from Texas to Australia have hit commodity supplies. Changes in the world’s weather patterns now affect corporate profits across various industries.
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Cola-Cola Goes White to Help Protect Polar Bears’ Arctic Home

On November 1, those red cans of Coca-Cola will fade away. In a partnership with WWF, white cans will roll out to highlight…
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Tim Hortons Launches Closed Loop System

Tim Hortons is ramping up its environmental initiatives. A pilot program in the Maritimes will be a step towards a closed loop system…
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High Fructose Corn Syrup Lawsuit Goes Another Round

On October 21, U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled against the corn industry with two opinions stating the lawsuit against corn processors…
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Turning Common Assumptions of Branding on Their Heads

COMMON launched in January as a “creative community for rapidly prototyping social change" to link entrepreneurs with the creative community.
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REI Takes the Lead in Rethinking Packing Materials

Steps like eliminating clamshell packaging are behind REI's goal to reduce its REI-branded packaging by 25% in 2013. Packaging innovation is a huge…
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GM Boosts Carsharing with RelayRides

RelayRides allows car owners to loan out their cars and score extra cash in San Francisco and Boston, and now has an exclusive…
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Levi’s Ditches Experience on Path Towards Water Savings

Erik Joule, Levi’s senior vice president of design and licensing, explained the path towards ramping up water efficiency throughout the company's operations.
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Nike’s Road To Integrating Innovation and Sustainability

Nike and its VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation, Hannah Jones, are turning the idea of how to approach sustainability on its head.