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.

Jerry Brown, drought, conservation, California, Leon Kaye, California Department of Water Resources, water conservation, water technology

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, Union of Concerned Scientists, transparency, Whole Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, supply chain, Leon Kaye, Kraft

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, Green Century Capital Management, New York State Common Retirement Fund, shareholder activism, shareholder proposals, palm oil, responsible palm oil, soy, responsible soy, Leon Kaye, climate change, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, deforestation

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…
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REI Launches Celebration of National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

REI has announced that it will support the National Park Service through a partnership with the National Park Foundation. No word on whether…
California, Fresno, water crisis, drought, almonds, agriculture, farming, Leon Kaye, Los Angeles

As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
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Novelis Launches Line of 100 Percent Recycled Aluminum Products

Novelis evercycle products, 100 percent recycled food containers, are an important step in the overall sustainability of the aluminum industry.
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Panasonic Partners with $100M Effort to Expand Solar Power in Hawaii

Panasonic Eco Solutions, Clean Power Finance and Coronal Group launched a partnership that aims to make solar more to businesses and non-profits.
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CSR Report Review: Wells Fargo Reaches $37B in Environmental Loans & Investments

Wells Fargo, as disclosed in its most recent corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, has reached $37 billion in environmental loans and investments.
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SalesForce.com Takes a Stand Against Bigotry in Indiana

The CEO of SalesForce.com said the company will reduce its investments in Indiana after the state's governor signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Human trafficking, slavery, Tronie Foundation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, Freedom Seal, ethical certifications, Rani Hong, India

‘Freedom Seal’ Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery

By eliminating the demand for goods and services produced with slave labor, the Freedom Seal aims to end human trafficking and slavery.
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Monsanto Attacks WHO Over Report Linking Roundup to Cancer

Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization -- accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked glyphosate,…
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CSR Report Review: For Volvo, 2014 Was All About Efficiency

And on the sustainability front: Volvo had a year of growth and improvement, especially when it came to efficiency.
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Wells Fargo & Bank of America Launch $1M Water Grant Programs

Bank of America and Wells Fargo each announced US$1 million grants to NGOs that fund water innovation projects worldwide.
Gold, wastewater treatment, American Chemical Socieity, turn poop into gold, precious metals, Leon Kaye, Kathleen Smith

Could Your Poop Turn into Gold?

Your poop could actually turn into gold, according to scientists exploring the feasibility of extracting metals from solid waste.
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SAP Continues to Lead as a Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Leader

SAP's latest integrated report tracks its longstanding initiatives on sustainability, social programs and financial performance.