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.

Panama Papers, transparency, tax evasion corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Obama Administration

Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Rana Plaza collapse, Walmart, supply chain, Leon Kaye, apparel industry, garment industry, fashion, fast fashion

U.S. Court Dismisses Rana Plaza Lawsuit

A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the…
Middle East, Lebanon, transparency international, transparency, corruption, Arab Spring, Leon Kaye, sustainable development, bribery

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…
Nestle, water crisis, California, farming, Wikileaks, water scarcity, Leon Kaye

Nestlé: If the World Ate Like Americans, It Would Have Run Dry 16 Years Ago

Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead,…
Nespresso, coffee pods, recycling, waste diversion, Leon Kaye, Nestle, UPS

Nespresso Expands U.S. Recycling Program, But Is It Enough?

Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental…
General Mills, artificial colors, GMOs, Leon Kaye, transparency, supply chain, Trix Cereal

Trix Cereals Ditch Artificial Colors, But Consumers Don’t Care

Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the…
Smart cities, megacities, Leon Kaye, urbanization, Abu Dhabi, India, Detroit, sustainable development, Argentina, Brazil

Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…
Image credit: Opower, Oracle, energy efficiency, clean energy, renewables, smart grid, Leon Kaye, solar

With the Acquisition of Opower, Oracle Now an Energy Player

Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On May 2, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it…
Climate change, public health, San Francisco, adaptation, Leon Kaye, risk, bay area, Leon Kaye

Interactive Map of San Francisco Shows Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change

San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
Middle East, Egypt, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Jordan, Leon Kaye

Despite Low Oil Prices, Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East

Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from…
Fossil fuel divestment, divestment, climate change, climate change risks, Canada, United Arab Emirates, pensions, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, CALPERS

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…
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…
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