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.

Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, SFI, forestry, transparency, Forest Ethics, Leon Kaye, auditing, Canada, forests, biodiversity

SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In…
Denmark, wind power, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Vestas, Dong Energy, Leon Kaye, offshore wind

Denmark Sets New Wind Power World Record

Denmark has announced it has scored 39.1 percent of its energy from wind in 2014, double what it was 10 years ago.
Beef industry, beef, USDA, National Cattlemens Beef Association, my plate, food pyramid, big government, Leon Kaye, lobbying

Beef Industry Having a Cow over Potential USDA Recommendations

The U.S. beef industry is livid that a USDA advisory panel may recommend a diet that is higher in plant foods and reduces…
United Airlines, airport security, OSHA, Hong Kong, San Francisco, flight attendants, Leon Kaye, security, airlines

Paranoia or Flight Risk? United Fires 13 Flight Attendants over “BYE-BYE” Images

Earlier this week 13 flight attendants filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA against United Airlines.
Wet Seal, retail, social media, twitter, the American worker, chain stores, Leon Kaye, layoffs

Conditions at Wet Seal Stores Leave Employees Feeling Clubbed

Wet Seal is the latest retail chain to struggle with a shift in consumer shopping trends, and its employees are feeling clubbed.
Senate bill 270, California, plastic bags, plastic, recycling, plastic bag ban, plastics industry trade association, American Progressive Bag Alliance, Leon Kaye,

California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
Natura, B Corp, B corporations, Brazil, cosmetics, Leon Kaye, sustainability, social enterprise, impact economy, Leon Kaye, Guilherme Leal

Brazil’s Natura Cosmetics Now the World’s Largest B Corp

Natura Cosmetics, the second largest cosmetics manufacturer in Brazil with revenues around $US3 billion annually, is now a certified B Corp.
Melbourne, cycling, bicycling, ANZ, NAB, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, bicycle racks, Docklands, public transportation, Leon Kaye, Australia

Australia’s ANZ: The World’s Most Sustainable and Cycling-Friendly Bank?

Melbourne does not have the most cycling-friendly reputation, but ANZ Bank is one company helping to make cycling mainstream.
Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit, clean energy, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, transparency, architecture, sustainability

Leon Kaye: What I Learned 1,000 Articles Later on TriplePundit

A lot has happened in the world of sustainability since I wrote my first article here on TriplePundit. Here are my thoughts 1,000…
JetBlue, The Ocean Foundation, water quality, garbage, trash, Caribbean, travel, travel industry, airline industry, Leon Kaye, mangroves

JetBlue Seeks Sustainability Data to Clean Up the World’s Oceans

Last week JetBlue, partnering with The Ocean Foundation, released a report that links ecosystem sustainability and revenue.
Get the wristband and Oscar Insurance will pay you for walking

Finally, A Health Insurance Company That Rewards Healthy Choices

Oscar Insurance, a New York-based start-up, is trying to change to transform the health insurance industry by encouraging healthy decisions.
Rocky mountain Institute, Carbon War Room, Richard Branson, climate change, extreme weather, clean energy, renewables, Jules Kortenhorst, Armory Lovins, Leon Kaye, Ten Island Challenge

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room Merge

Yesterday Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room announced they will merge, allowing the new organization more leverage as it fights climate change.
Tobacco, biofuels, solaris, South Africa, Boeing, South Africa airways, aviation fuel, jet fuel, Sunchem, SkyERG, Leon Kaye

Boeing and South African Airways Partner on Biofuel from Tobacco

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) have announced that they are close to processing the first crop of tobacco plants for jet biofuel…
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.