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.

Levi’s ‘Well-Being’ Programs to Reach 300,000 Workers By 2025

Levi's plans to expand its worker well-being initiatives to factories across its entire supply chain, reaching 300,000 workers by 2025. The apparel giant…

Despite Boycott Threats, Ben & Jerry’s Voices Support for Black Lives Matter

Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what…

Business Coalition Boosts Promotion of FSC-Certified Products

Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship…

‘Super Grass’ from Denmark May Reduce Emissions from Cattle

Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to…

Early Warning Systems Reveal Child Labor in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Earlier this year, two mobile telephone systems launched in Bangladesh that now allow workers to anonymously report signs of human trafficking, delayed wages…

Hurricane Matthew Threatens Carolina Pork Industry

Hurricane Matthew may have passed, but damage from flooding will leave a tragic and frustrating wake for millions of residents.

The Ecological Case for Continued Meat Consumption

Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed…

Citizens Demand Swiss Firms Be Held Accountable for Human Rights, Environmental Policies

On Monday, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the federal government that supports a constitutional amendment…

FIFA Confronts Legal Challenges Over Human Rights Abuses in Qatar

In a letter to FIFA, a Dutch labor organization asked soccer's international governing body to pay damages to a Bangladeshi migrant worker by…

Child Labor in Cobalt Mines is a Stain on the Global Electronics Industry

Congo provides about half the world's supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

Americans Want Factory Jobs, But Shouldn’t We Focus on Reforming the Service Industry?

During this election cycle, politicians are pushing for a renewal in manufacturing. But the needs of the millions of Americans who struggle working…

Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

The 5 Most Blatant Pinkwashing Cause Marketing Schemes

What are some of the most garish pink ribbon-inspired cause marketing campaigns in recent memory? Here are five of the worst pinkwashing examples…

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…