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.

Nespresso, coffee pods, South Sudan, USAID, fair trade, Leon Kaye, coffee

Hope for South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers with Nespresso-USAID Partnership

USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee industry. The three organizations will…
Social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Seth Sundburg, prison industry, incarceration, Prison Bars

These Prison Bars Help Ex-Cons Build New Lives

Former NBA player Seth Sundberg’s experience as a convict led him to launch Prison Bars, a social enterprise that aims to market healthful…
Mobility, ridesharing, Uber, Lyft, Public Transportation, Leon Kaye

U.S. Judge Rejects Settlement Between Lyft and Drivers

Lyft has offered to settle a class-action lawsuit in California for $12.25 million. But late last week, a U.S. District Judge rejected those…
Fifth Quarter Brands, University of Maryland, public health, transparency, Leon Kaye, dairy industry, Jae Kun Shim, university research, concussions

No, Chocolate Milk Doesn’t Help with Concussions After all

A research fiasco at the University of Maryland College Park finally ended last week when the university’s administration returned over $228,000 in funds.…
Panama Papers, corruption, transparency, Leon Kaye, Argentina, offshore banking

Panama Papers Reveal How the Well-Connected Wage Economic War

This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt…
Philippines, expats, overseas foreign workers, OFWs, Middle East, remittances, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, corruption, Leon Kaye

Why the Philippines’ Biggest Export is People

It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper…
Wages, equal pay, professional sports, Leon Kaye, soccer

Women Soccer Players File Lawsuit Over Wage Discrimination

Five U.S. women's soccer players, who recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, say that success on the field…
Mondelez, Honey Maid, graham crackers, tolerance, Leon Kaye, advertising

Honey Maid Preaches Tolerance, With a Side of Graham Crackers

In its latest campaign, “Neighbors,” the brand showcases the initial wariness and then mutual acceptance of two neighbors — one of whom is…
Sustainable palm oil, palm oil, Unilever, supply chain, Leon Kaye, RSPO, deforestation, RSPO

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…
A doctor gives an albendazole tablet to a child during a GSK outreach event in Sri Lanka.

GSK Allows More Developing Countries to Copy its Medicines

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has taken a bold step in its approach to managing its intellectual property. In an announcement made last week, the company…
Solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, North Carolina, farming, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…
Chipotle, Leon Kaye, Better Burger, hamburgers, fast food

Really, Chipotle? A Better Burger?

Now Chipotle wants to enter the burger market, as reported by many business news outlets earlier this week. It turns out Chipotle’s legal…
Houston, Texas, Houston Museum of Natural Science, clean energy, oil and gas, The Natural History Museum, TEJAS, Project Row House, Leon Kaye

Activists Highlight Oil Company Influence of Houston Science Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its…
Papua New Guinea, COP21, climate change, NDCs, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Conservation International

Papua New Guinea First Nation to Submit Post-COP21 Climate Plan

The first nation to actually submit its NDCs is Papua New Guinea, a nation of 7 million people that shares a massive island…
NFL, concussions, head injuries, CTE, Leon Kaye

Comparison to Big Tobacco Has NFL Fuming

NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL…
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