Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist currently based in Berlin who writes about clean energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes animal rights and veganism in his spare time. He is the proud guardian of a dog called Dylan, who was rescued from a public shelter in Spain. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

Posts by This Writer

1 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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...

1 month 2 weeks 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...

1 month 2 weeks 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...

1 month 3 weeks 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...

1 month 3 weeks 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The sweet taste of chocolate sometimes contains an ingredient that most people would find very bitter if it was listed on the label. Cocoa plantations, the source of chocolate’s main raw material, have been found, in some cases, to encroach on rainforest areas, both in West Africa and South America. According to the World Resource Institute, cocoa crops are putting further pressure on the Amazon, which is already seriously threatened by...

2 months 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the US more than half of the forests the country harbors are "working" forests, the term used for forests that are explored as sources of timber and raw material for paper production. Despite their environmental and industrial services, these forests are also under pressure and experts warns that over 45 million acres of them are at risk of being converted for commercial and residential use.

That is one of the reasons that a US supplier is stepping in to help protect forestland in Success Pond in the northeast of New Hampshire in the US...

2 months 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI), a business-driven initiative that works to improve supply chain environmental performance across the globe, has announced a partnership with myclimate Foundation, a Swiss organization focused ​ ​on climate protection. The partnership aims at providing supporting to participating companies so they can measure and reduce carbon emissions in their supply chain more effectively.

This partnership will see the two organizations working together on several areas. One of them is the...