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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods: Death to Retail?

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon raises a bevy of questions about the future of retail. Are we seeing automation gone awry,…

TJ Maxx Accused of Shady Labor Practices

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United Arab Emirates Pushes Private Sector to Embrace Corporate Responsibility

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Palm Oil from Alleged SE Asia Deforester Hits the Market – But So Far, No Takers

One of South Korea’s largest conglomerates has produced a massive amount of palm oil with alleged links to deforestation in Indonesia. But POSCO…

U-Haul Invests in New England Wild Spaces

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Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

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Kimberly-Clark and WWF Launch Branding Partnership to Halt Deforestation

Kimberly-Clark and WWF have announced a new campaign to raise the awareness of both retailers and consumers about the benefit of FSC-certified paper…

Ikea (Almost) Goes to Mars

Ikea sent some of its designers to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in an attempt to inspire new design innovations.

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

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Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

UN to Airlines: Do More to Fight Human Trafficking

A United Nations representative recently spoke at the IATA’s most recent international conference to urge the world’s airlines to do more to stop…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

NPR and Starbucks: Polarizing Brands that Still Succeed

The brand consultancy Enso ranked 150 top U.S. brands, and found Starbucks and NPR to be the most "polarizing." Yet both organizations have…

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications…