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.

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…
No More Page 3, Child Eyes, Waitrose, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, United Kingdom, tabloids, newspapers, Leon Kaye, social media, twitter, Kathy McGuinness, Claire Riseborough

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.
SolarCity, clean energy, renewable energy, Elon Musk, urbanization, millennials, solar, wind power, Leon Kaye, Buffalo, New York, green jobs

SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?
Pepsi True, Amazon, PepsiCo, Sumofus.org, rainforest action network, sustainable palm oil, conflict palm oil, palm oil, Leon Kaye, supply chain

Pepsi True Savaged on Amazon Over Palm Oil Controversy

Pepsi True, currently only sold on Amazon, has run into a problem: horrid reviews over its palm oil policy.
Black Friday, sustainable fashion 2014, Osmium, fair trade, Walmart, Amazon, Etsy, Fair Tuesday, Mata Traders, Leon Kaye

A Black Friday 2014 Call to Action: Durability Over Discounts?

Black Friday 2014 does not have to be about buying cheap stuff at big box stores. Consider focusing on durability over discounts instead.
Solar, Jasper, South Africa, Solar Reserve, Kensani Group, Intikon Energy, Google, Leon Kaye, clean energy, renewables

Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

The largest solar power plant in Africa is now in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and generates 95 MW of clean…
Patagonia, Yerdle, sharing economy, collaborative consumption, b corp, Black Friday, social innovation, Leon Kaye

Patagonia’s Investment in Yerdle Shows Sharing Economy Maturing

Patagonia has announced an investment in Yerdle, a startup where users can use a smartphone app to give and receive things for free.
Terrapass, cap and trade, California, refineries, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, energy efficiency, public transportation, environmental defense fund, gasoline prices

California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…