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.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masdar, Masdar City, smart cities, sustainable development, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, green building

Masdar: 10 Years of Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Ambition

When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term…
Fossil fuels, hybrids, Volvos, Korea, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles, Edmunds

Hybrid and EV Car Drivers May Not Be Loyal, But Does It Matter?

As an Edmunds survey reveals, loyalty to hybrid cars is falling. Even worse, more people are trading in their hybrids for SUVs than…
McDonalds, chicken, supply chain, organic, Leon Kaye, chicken mcnuggets, fast food

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Score a Natural Makeover

Considering that the current recipe for McNuggets has over 30 ingredients, the fact McDonald’s has taken so long to change the recipe makes…
Beef, livestock, farming, sustainable beef, Ruaraidh Petre, global roundtable for sustainable beef, sustainable beef, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Leon Kaye

The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain…
2016 Election, Tom Steyer, Republicans, Democrats, climate change, millennials, Leon Kaye

Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Pays $25M for Millennial Voter Drive

Earlier this week, Tom Steyer's Super PAC, NextGen Climate, announced that it would fund a $25 million voter-registration drive to target millennials in…
Nissan, Nissan LEAF, electric vehicles, electric cars, Chevy Bolt, Tesla, Model 3, Leon Kaye

Nissan Mocks Tesla in Attempt to Boost Sales

Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors -- and the fact that it has…
Timberland, supply chain, better cotton initiative, leather, Leon Kaye, apparel industry, fashion

Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . .…
Canada, Justin Trudeau, social spending, austerity, innovation, Leon Kaye, Brazil, Argentina, China, gender equality

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…
Inequality, public health, Leon Kaye, life expectancy

The Social Safety Net, Income and U.S. Life Expectancy

Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health…
Silicon Valley, venture capital, Leon Kaye, Uber, unicorns, investors, Shuddle

Silicon Valley’s Next Bubble Could Be an Even More Destructive Burst

Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.
Environmental protection agency, EPA, Gina McCarthy, pollution, public health, Leon Kaye

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She…
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
Pennies, US Mint, Washington DC, Jacob Lew, US Treasury, zinc, Mark Weller, Leon Kaye

Why Do We Still Bother with the Penny?

It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions.…
Barbie Savior, Instagram, social media, Africa, voluntourism, Ethiopia, Taylor Swift, Leon Kaye, travel

Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…
Sustainable palm oil, soy, pulp and paper, beef, meat industry, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, deforestation

The Four Commodities Driving Global Deforestation

The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
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