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.

Child Labor in Cobalt Mines is a Stain on the Global Electronics Industry

Congo provides about half the world's supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

Americans Want Factory Jobs, But Shouldn’t We Focus on Reforming the Service Industry?

During this election cycle, politicians are pushing for a renewal in manufacturing. But the needs of the millions of Americans who struggle working…

Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

The 5 Most Blatant Pinkwashing Cause Marketing Schemes

What are some of the most garish pink ribbon-inspired cause marketing campaigns in recent memory? Here are five of the worst pinkwashing examples…

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

FDA Warns Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

Last week, the FDA advised consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels due to potential health risks. In an ongoing trend…

French Billionaire Clashes With Rural California Town Over Water Rights

Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to…

Study: The World’s Reservoirs Release More Methane Than All of Canada

A new university study suggests the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the world’s water reservoirs could be as high as 1 gigaton,…

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a…

Earth May Have Passed the Carbon Threshold — Permanently: What It Means for Business

Carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere surpassed the 400 parts per million (PPM) mark last year. And research suggests these elevated levels may…

Wells Fargo Faces DOJ Investigation for Bending Military Lending Laws

The Department of Justice could fine Wells Fargo millions for the improper repossession of automobiles owned by members of the U.S. military.

Norway’s Capital Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half by 2020

If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider…

Elon Musk Outlines His Plan to Colonize Mars

Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars before a highly receptive crowd at the International Astronomical Congress in Mexico this week. The…