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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Uber, sharing economy, carsharing, social media, Sydney, hostage crisis, gouging, Leon Kaye, surge pricing

Uber: Driving for Child Hunger and Gouging During a Crisis

No one is talking about Uber's rides-for-hunger campaign, but instead the talk is accused price gouging during the tragic hostage situation in Sydney.
Ghost gear, Leon Kaye

Global Ghost Gear Initiative Aims to Clean Up the Fishing Industry

Over 40 delegates convened in Ljubljana to launch the multi-stakeholder Global Ghost Gear Initiative in a move to clean up the fishing industry.
Tar sands, FFI, keystone pipeline, Fossil Fuel Indexes, Canada, Alberta, ExxonMobil, Shell, Leon Kaye, ethical investing, Suncor Energy, Canadian Natural, Imperial Oil

Tar Sand Companies’ Future CO2 Emissions Could Increase Five-Fold

Fossil Free Indexes recently released a new report detailing potential emissions of the largest tar sands companies.
SABMiller, Peru, Lima, Lima Climate Change Conference, water scarcity, water stewardship, water stress, drought, Leon Kaye, Water Futures Partnership, prosper

SABMiller Makes the Case for Confronting Water Scarcity at Lima Climate Conference

At the Lima Climate Change Conference, SABMiller says businesses must make the business case for addressing water scarcity throughout Latin America.
Amazon, diapers, Amazon Elements, Seventh Generation, Honest Company, sustainable diapers, baby care, transparency, Leon Kaye

Amazon Enters the Diaper Business With Promises of Transparency

Amazon is promoting Amazon Elements, products that promise transparency -- starting with diapers and baby wipes.
Freitag, fashion, textile industry, Leon Kaye, compostable fabric, hemp, modal, linen, biodegradable

Swiss Company Develops Sharp Looking, Compostable Fabric

The Swiss company, Freitag, is on a quest to transform how textiles are manufactured, and has come up with a compostable fabric.
Marks and Spencer, Plan A, Shwopping, supply chain, ethical clothing, organic, fair trade, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom

Marks and Spencer: Over 60% of All Products Sold are “Sustainable”

Marks and Spencer says 63 percent of its products sold have had a Plan A or “sustainable” attribute.
India, climate change, Lima climate change conference, carbon emissions, Leon Kaye, Narendra Modi, climate talks, per capita carbon footprint, clean energy, solar

India Close to Announcing Big Climate Change Shift in Lima

The odds are high this week that India will make a big announcement this week regarding its climate change agenda at the Lima…
Green Mountain Power Corporation, BMP, clean energy, solar, wind power, B Corp, transparency, Leon Kaye, cow power

Green Mountain Power First Utility to Become a B Corp

Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) announced this week it is now a B Corp—the first utility in the world to score this certification.
Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef, beef industry, land rights, animal welfare, sustainable beef, Leon Kaye, Brazil, continuous improvement, supply chain, GRSB

Will a Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Matter?

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef issued the “release of the first global definition for sustainable beef." Will critics of the industry buy…
Biohitech America, anaerobic digesters, food waste, hospitals, waste diversion, grey water, Leon Kaye, zero waste

Seeking Creative Ways to Deal with Food Waste at Hospitals

Hospitals struggle with food waste for numerous reasons, but a company producing anaerobic digesters believes it has a solution.
Made to Last, United Kingdom, Black Friday, buy local, sustainability, artisan, Leon Kaye, Federation of Small Business

Made to Last Promotes Local Products Proudly Made in Britain

Made to Last connects consumers to artisans and manufacturers who craft their wares within the United Kingdom.
Fairlife, Coca-Cola, beverage industry, dairy, Leon Kaye, milk, organic milk, premium milk

Coca-Cola Bets the Farm on “Premium Milk”

Could Coca Cola's venture into premium milk be the greatest coup for beverage companies since bottled water?
Hyundai, Kia, Korea, EPA, EVs, greenhouse gas emissions, green cars, hybrids, PHEVs, Leon Kaye, EV Soul, Tucson Fuel Cell, Optima Hybrid

Hyundai and Kia Promise to Triple Number of Green Cars by 2020

Hyundai and Kia will boost the models of green cars threefold by 2020 in response to a settlement with the EPA over lowballing…
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U.K. Supermarkets Change Newspaper Display Stands After Social Media Protests

Child Eyes and No More Page 3 launched successful social media protests that convinced the UK's largest supermarkets to change their tabloid displays.