Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
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 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - BrewDog was woofed up its CSR program and will give away 20 percent of its profits every year, the company has announced. 10 percent will be shared equally among its staff, and a further 10 percent will be channelled to charities chosen by company’s workforce and its thousands of "Equity Punk" investors across the globe. This will be done through the 'Unicorn Fund'.

The latest move is in line with the company's unorthodox modus operandi. It was launched in 2007 with its Equity for Punks crowdfunding program, which ​BrewDog ​says...


1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Vans, the ​clothing​, shoes and accessories​ company​, ​had to move headquarters—and it took the opportunity to​ get​ a new sustainability upgrade, as well. The company recently moved to Costa Mesa in ​Orange Country, ​California, into a 182,000 square foot building and 14 acre property​.

V​ans said it​ wanted to ​have a positive impact in its new location. In fact, its aim is to be the most sustainable HQ in the county since is aims to achieve the LEED Platinum rating, the highest standard for sustainable buildings in the world​.​

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1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Women make th​e majority of ​coffee producers​. I​n fact, almost the totality of it, since they are responsible for up to 90 percent of the fieldwork of producing coffee. But here's the catch - they only own 15 percent of the harvest, which means they suffer from the greatest inequities in the market.

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) was created to tackle this gender-based injustice. With a reach of 22 countries, it recently got a boost of $32,000 of equipment donated by coffee equipment manufacturer Behmor to improve...


1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Renewable energy is a major component of a clean energy future, but it presents drawbacks due to the intermittent behavior of renewable energy types. Their limited storage capabilities ​also ​present new challenges to grid operators to main​tain​ quality and reliability.

​The good news is that​ solutions are cropping up, thanks to advanced automation and communication technologies ​that can help overcome those challenges. The EU-funded research infrastructure project ERIGrid is focused on improvin​g​ those solutions with an integrated...


1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Carlsberg is celebrating 170 years of existence and it has decided to mark the date with a message of sustainability. The company has recently committed to 100 percent renewable electricity and zero emissions at its breweries. In line with that, it has built a ZERO Carbon Windmill Bar in the historical Carlsberg District in Copenhagen, the Danish capital​ where Carlsberg is based.​

The bar features two technologies that the Danes love: windmill and bicycles. It is powered by the former, but consumers can pedal up power to pour their...


1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Livestock is one of the main causes of climate change, accounting for 18 percent of all emissions, according to a 2006 UN report. This data has prompted masses of people to go vegetarian and vegan, and has also spawned an innovative idea: lab meat, that is, meat that is cultured in a lab​, ​requiring no feedlots and, above all, no slaughterhouses.

A startup called Memphis Meats has announced a $17 million Series A fundraising round, bringing investments in the...


1 month 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Thailand’s largest hotel operator, Centara Hotels & Resorts, is tackling food waste head​ on​. It has joined forces ​with a charity that collects and distributes surplus food to those who need it.

The scheme kicked off this August and is suggestively called ThaiHarvest|SOS, a joint initiative with OzHarvest , an Australian organization that pioneered the successful “Food Rescue” model which is now being replicated wordwide, and the Thai Foundation Scholars of Susten​​ance (SOS).

The...


1 month 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Morgan Stanley has launched an initiative to help startups with a multicultural or woman founder, co-founder or CTO to grow and develop. The Multicultural Innovation Lab will help the incipient companies to get visibility, technical support, connect with stakeholders so they ​can ​accelerate their growth. To quali​fy​, the startups have to be in technology or are technology enabled​ besides being ​in the post-seed to Series A funding...


1 month 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Water transportation can and needs to get cleaner. The largest ships sailing across the world’s oceans currently emit a great deal of toxic gases and particulates that often amount to the same as one million cars. The good news is that with new technology they can become energy independent electric vehicles emitting zero emissions.

For a chance to learn more about the cutting-edge of clean water navigation, the Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIV) conference at the Technical...


2 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When we think of marine animal lif​e​, we often get pictures of huge cetaceans and fish schools, both of which are threatened by predatory industrial practices. But the humble, less photogenic oysters, essential to filter sea water, have also been negatively impacted by human activity. Zoom in on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia​,​ where in the 19th century the oyster population was large enough to filter the entire bay every three days. But these...


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