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).

Leading Global Palm Oil Supplier Announces Labor Reform

One of the world’s largest palm oil producers, IOI Group of Malaysia, announced this week that it has launched three new labor policies that, if successful, could nudge other companies across the global palm oil supply chain to commit to fairer treatment of workers.

North American Transit Systems In Dire Need of Help

A recently concluded study concluded that despite advances in technology, sustainable transit is severely lacking across North America. No U.S. or Canadian city made it into this survey’s worldwide top 20 sustainable transportation systems.

Zurich-Based Fund Generates Impressive Returns from Sustainable Development

Zurich-based ResponsAbility generates wealth for investors while boosting sustainable development opportunities worldwide. This fund invests about $1.2 billion a year in ventures across the globe – and helping launch social enterprises and clean energy projects in places usually off most investors’ radar, from Egypt to Bhutan.

Tesla Faces String of Harassment Lawsuits

Tesla has been caught up in what some critics have described as the “bro culture” that plagues Silicon Valley. The latest chapter involves a lawsuit accusing the company of looking the other way at anti-gay discrimination in its factory – and the company’s reaction to the litigation is making the situation worse.

SEC Sues Mining Giant Rio Tinto for Fraud

This week, the SEC accused the international mining company Rio Tinto, and two of its former executives, of fraud in a federal court in New York City.