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.

yum brands

How Yum! Brands Engages Local Communities Worldwide

Yum! Brands’ executives, managers and employees have implemented many forward-thinking community programs over the years, which include addressing challenges related to education, food…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, IOI group, Unilever, RSPO, Leon Kaye, deforestation, malaysia

Suspended Palm Oil Producer Drops Lawsuit Against RSPO

Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties…
thermostat_lifestyle

Consumers Leave the Nest as Smart Home Technologies Struggle

The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation…
Soy, soy footprint, WWF, Brazil, Argentina, Supply Chain, leon kaye, animal feed, marks and spencer, nestle

WWF: Companies Still Have a Massive Soy Footprint

WWF released its most recent soy scorecard, and based on this NGO's analysis, companies have a lot of work to do if they…
Donald Trump, Peter Thiel, Republicans, Leon Kaye, BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed Takes a Stand Against Trump

On Monday the popular news site BuzzFeed announced that it terminated a $1.3 million advertising campaign with the Republican National Committee because of…
Uber, sharing economy, ridesharing, banking, loans, Leon Kaye

Uber’s Subprime Auto Scheme Is the Last Nail in the Sharing Economy’s Coffin

New investments from Wall Street financiers will allow Uber to rapidly expand Xchange Leasing, the ridesharing company’s car leasing division. But many analysts…
Pakistan, contraception, birth control, social enterprise, womens rights, human rights, public health, Leon Kaye

Door-to-Door Contraception Sales in Pakistan Offer Awareness, Economic Freedom for Women

The NGO HANDS Pakistan recruits women to work door-to-door in remote rural areas where there is little or no access to contraception, or…
Google, AdSense, social media, PETA, Silicon Valley, Leon Kaye, robots

Google’s Robot Bureaucracy Shows Its Darker Side

A recent nasty-gram from Google to TriplePundit sparked some giggles and a few horrified Emoji faces last week.
Uber, Lyft, Walmart, sharing economy, ridesharing, Leon Kaye

Walmart Testing Delivery Services with Uber and Lyft

Last week at its annual shareholder’s meeting, Walmart announced plans to explore a partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to expand…
The U in Trump, in the case of this education scandal, stands for unbelievable.

As Trump Tries to Wall Himself from ‘Mexican Judge,’ Trump U. Scandal Heats Up

While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues…
Organic, farming, USDA, Leon Kaye, San Joaquin Valley, supply chain

The Shrinking Price-Gap Between Organics and Conventional Food

Overall, organics are still far more expensive than conventionally-produced foods, but the gap is narrowing, according to data from the USDA.
Detroit, JPMorgan Chase, banking, capital, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, urbanization, smart cities

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…
Donald Trump, Mexico, reputation, Leon Kaye

Trump Fumes as PGA Moves Golf Tournament to Mexico

The PGA Tour announced earlier this week that it would move a key tour date, held at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort in…
Transparency, Russia, China, Leon Kaye, universities, accountability

Why the Plagiarism Market Adds to Global Inequality

The connection between plagiarism and overall corruption in society can be made clearly. And increasingly, it is the wealthy and well-connected who benefit…
Marijuana, Leon Kaye, Ricky Williams, San Francisco, professional sports, NFL

Can Athletics Change the Perception of Cannabis?

Marijuana use is still an offense within the world of professional sports; just about every professional league or athletics association says cannabis is…
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