Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes veganism and animal rights in Brazil. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

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2 days 3 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A few weeks ago, municipal leaders, diplomats and representatives of the private sector got together in London for the Cities Unbound conference.​ Attendees hailed from different parts of the world, including Turkey, Colombia, Lagos and the Philippines​. They​ discussed—in the light of different cultural approaches—how to face the challenges to create the city of the future.​ The event was organized by The Economist Events and its sponsor, International Finance Corporation (IFC).

As most, the human population is now concentrated in...

3 days 22 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There have been some encouraging and outright optimistic announcements in the media regarding enviromentally sounder vehicles​. They come from different sources ​and contexts ​but ​have one goal​; help the world transition to a sustainable economy.

First, automaker Volvo announced that every unit it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, helping usher in the​ ​end ​of an​ era ​of internal combustion ​engine (ICE) cars and paving the way to the complete eletrification of...

1 week 23 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Sustainability relies greatly on innovation, which in its turn, often ​happens within the realm of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)​ ​disciplines​. Encouraging STEM​ ​take-up at school is vital to develop a new generation of scientists, engineers, healthcare professionals, physicists, chemistry wizards and many other​s who will develop disruptive technologies for a better future. It is important to create an environment where y​​oung people discover their talents in ​those ​...

1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Alongside climate change, the state of the world’s oceans and the life it harbors is one of the major environmental challenges of the Anthropocene. Overfishing caused by industrial, aggressive practices has run fisheries down across the globe while pollution and acidification has created dead zones where life cannot thrive.

According to the World Economic Forum, wild fish capture peaked around 1996 and has been declining 0.38 million tons per year according to UN data. Currently, 90 percent of the world’s fish...

1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Of the large mass of people living in poverty across the globe, many of them are small-time farmers, part of the 200 million people producing food within supply chains​, according to estimates from the World Bank​. Action is necessary to change this situation.

Food company Mars has launched the Farmer Income Lab, a 'think-do-tank' designed help improve the income of farmers in its supply chain. Through the lab, the company will invest in research that leads to...

2 weeks 19 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As far as natural design goes, it is hard to imagine anything more awesome than a tree: big, sturdy, gorgeous, trees are hubs of life. They​ house animals,​ produce oxygen, they keep climatic conditions stable and they absorb carbon​, among many other amazing functions​. They are, in a way, the very symbol of life and yet, humans keep cutting them down, burning them up and defiling them at a frightening pace. This situation needs to stop and be reverted.

India is a country that has taken reforestation seriously as part of its commitement...

2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The country that is home to ​some of the world's ​most influential philosophers, such as Niet​z​sche and ​Kant​, ​as well as some of the best cars in the world, seems the right place to discuss the ​ethics of automated driving​. And it is happening.​

A group of fourteen philosophers, lawyers, theologians, engineers and consumer protection advocates has spent ten months discussing and trying out self-driving cars​ themselves​.

The commission has produced a report...

3 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - What does a ​courier ​company do to make its business more sustainable? Invest in renewable energy and clean vehicles to ride into a cleaner future. UPS has just announced a new, comprehensive strategy laid out in its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, where it reinforces its commitment to achieve a 12 percent reduction in GHG emissions from ground operations by 2025​ resorting to clean energy and technologies​. ​To design its plan, ​the company ​has used​ a methodology approved by the Science Bas​​ed Targets initiative.

One of the most ambitious...

3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​ Nairobi​ in​​ Kenya​ was the setting where​ d.light, a global solar kit maker, launched its off-grid solar syste​m​ X850. The launch took place yesterday (June 27) at the company’s headquarters in ​the African capital​ and is its first offering of a platform-based solar system for customers.

With the new system, customers can buy the basic home solar kit and then upgrade it without​ having​ to buy an entirely...

4 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We should not underestimate the power of consumer advocacy and the role identity politics plays in today's world. ​​ One of the communities that best understands this logic is the LGBTQ community. It supports companies that advances its causes and takes a stand against homophobia, denouncing companies that engage in discriminatory behavior.

Recent research shows that consumers increasingly want companies to address issues that are active in the news, and LGBTQ rights was cited by two thirds of respondents as a top...