Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye has written for TriplePundit since 2010. He has lived across the U.S., as well as in South Korea, Abu Dhabi and Uruguay. Some of Leon's work can also be found in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. You can follow him on Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

Airbnb: Tourism Will Drive Sustainable Growth in Developing Economies

Airbnb insists that its platform can help more families worldwide build wealth, and during the UNTWO Conference on Jobs and Sustainable Growth in Jamaica, the company announced that it is launching more programs designed to make the tourism sector a more inclusive one.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

Philanthropy and the Impact Revolution

Nonprofits are finding that they need to be held accountable to a different standard than what was acceptable in the past. But this change could actually open up opportunities to generate more social impact faster and with more meaning, as discussed during the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

Ford Rolls Out First Plug-in Hybrid Police Car

Ford has rolled out a new plug-in hybrid police car that can drive up to 21 miles on a single charge and can go as fast as 85 miles per hour on battery power alone; in addition, the company promises the cars’ full hybrid-electric powertrain has a total range of 500 miles.

UPS Boosts Supplies of Renewable Biogas

UPS announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase up to 11.5 million gallon equivalents of renewable biogas a year, helping the company reduce its carbon footprint well into the next decade.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Nonprofits Harness Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better World

Artificial intelligence’s potential is limitless – from refugee assistance, to helping students at risk of not completing school, to shortening the response time for teens who are in a personal crisis. Leaders from the education and tech sectors talked about AI’s benefits during the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

Oil Company Subsidies in Brazil a Huge Setback for Climate Action

In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country’s federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves – undercutting much of the global competition in the oil sector while increasing climate change risks worldwide.

Mining Giant Rio Tinto Sheds Coal for Good

Mining giant Rio Tinto is moving fast to sell off its last remaining coal operations. The company has put its Australian operations on the market, and once those assets are sold, the $33 billion mining juggernaut will no longer include coal within its global business operations.

Expanded PET Plastic Recycling Could Help Boost the Circular Economy

According to the environmental NGO GreenBlue, the volume of PET manufactured worldwide for fibers and yarns used in textiles and upholstery is actually greater than what is used in containers. The result is vast amounts of waste, but also huge potential to groom more of a circular economy.