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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Apple and Intel Cease Use of Conflict Minerals

Intel and Apple have stopped purchasing minerals from central Africa, which has transformed a voluntary program to what the president of an exporter…

Waste Management Invests US$22M In Plastic-to-Oil Company

Agilyx, based in Higard, OR, has developed a process that converts multiple sources of plastic to crude oil. Waste Management has given the…
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Fast, Cost-Effective Tool to Compile CSR Reports

Gaia Metrics believes it has a solution for CSR report compilation. The Massachusetts-based company released its CSR Quickstart tool, which promises to drastically…
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General Mills Promotes Bevy of Sustainability Projects in CSR Report

Last week General Mills released its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report. Highly dependent on agriculture, the company acknowledges the challenges it faces in…
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SAP 2010 CSR Report Boasts US$470M in Energy Savings

While SAP scored impressive reductions in total greenhouse gas emissions, data center energy consumption, and total energy consumed between 2009 and 2010, one…
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Disney Invests $15.5 Million in Carbon Offsets

Disney's 2010 Corporate Citizenship report is a frank discussion of the challenges Disney faces on environmental social, and governance issues. Today’s assessment of…
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Levi’s Partners with Water.org to Provide More Clean Water Worldwide

Levi’s promises to commit US$250,000 to Water.org to fund programs that collectively will provide at least 52.8 million gallons (200 million liters) to…
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Walmart Diverts 80% of its California Waste From Landfills

Last Thursday Walmart announced that it eliminated over 80% of its waste that otherwise would have ended up in landfills across California. The…
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Valvoline Revs Up Its Sustainability Engine with NextGen Motor Oil

Today Valvoline revealed its new NextGen line of motor oil, which boasts a formula that is 50% recycled oil. This product’s creation is…
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Natural Products Expo Shows Boom in Organic & Fair Trade Foods

At the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim the exotic is now mainstream. Guatemalan hats, hippie skirts, and copper bracelets of yesteryear were…
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Fenton Hosts Twitter Chat on Communicating CSR

The public interest communications firm Fenton hosted another Twitter chat yesterday, this time focused on effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication. For one…
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Japanese Vending Machine Stations Add EV Charging to Menu

Soon vending machine stations will do more than dish out empty calories for commuters and bemused tourists. This week 10 companies, including Panasonic…
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AT&T’s Energy Efficiency Projects Save $44 Million in 2010

AT&T announced last week that it saved US$44 million in energy savings thanks to 4200 energy efficiency projects in 2010. The savings originated…
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Ceres: SEC Climate Change Disclosures Need More Work

Recently Ceres concluded that while large companies that register with the SEC have overall improved their climate change risk disclosures in recent years,…
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T. Boone Who? Warren Buffett Now the King of Wind

In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett noted that one of his portfolio companies, MidAmerican Energy, now leads all regulated…