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.

France, labor, strikes, total, Leon Kaye, unemployment

Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power…
Hurricane Sandy, New York, New Jersey, FEMA, insurance companies, Leon Kaye, mitigation, floods, climate change, risk

Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts --…
Olympics, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, corporate responsibility, public health, Zika, Leon Kaye

Doctors Insist on Moving or Postponing Rio Olympics: Should Business Follow?

Should the 2016 Olympic games in Rio be postponed, or even moved? In an open letter to the World Health Organization, 186 doctors…
Mobility, ridesharing, sharing economy, Volkswagen, Uber, Leon Kaye, Gett

Volkswagen Invests $300M in Ridesharing Service Gett

Volkswagen is linking up with Uber competitor Gett. The German automaker hopes the new partnership will help it compete in an evolving mobility…
IRENA, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, jobs, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Brazil, China, Abu Dhabi, Masdar

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
Breakfast, Kelloggs, General Mills, PepsiCo, Leon Kaye, public health

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…
GMOs, GMO, farming, Royal Society, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, climate change, Monsanto

The Royal Society Launches GMO Guide for U.K. Consumers

The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the…
Pg, Tide, detergent, plant based products, detergent, CPG companies, Leon Kaye

P&G Rolls Out New Plant-Based Tide Detergent

Last week, P&G released a new Tide product that the company says has the “trusted cleaning power” of its venerable detergent, only that…
Monsanto, Bayer, soy, GMOs, farming, investors, Leon Kaye, India, Argentina

Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the…
Portugal, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
Counter Global, Wartsila, Rwanda, methane, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, Lake Kivu

Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.
China, McDonalds, fast food, McKinsey, KFC, Leon Kaye

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…
Condoms, Olympics, Zika, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, leon kaye

Athletes Score Free Anti-Zika Condoms for Rio Olympics

The Australian company Starpharma Holdings will partner with the condom manufacturer Ansell to supply the Australian Olympic team with condoms that the companies…
Norway, sovereign wealth fund, Volkswagen, emissions, corporate governance, leon kaye, institutional investors, investing

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…
Organic, organic farming, farming, Kashi, Leon Kaye, Kelloggs, supply chain, wheat

Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…
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