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.

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9 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from people who volunteer ​about the emotional benefits ​of​ doing charity. Now, new research confirms it. A joint study by ​​health insurance UnitedHealthCare and ​​online volunteer engagement network​ VolunteerMatch show​s​ that employee volunteerism does have positive effects on the health and wellbeing of the people who participate.

The online survey interviewed 2,705 adults aged 18-plus and was conducted by Kantar TNS, a leading market research firm. The survey was conducted at the...

9 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Pet guardians often would love to bring their pets to work​. S​ome companies already allow staff to work with their furry friend, with great results in terms of social interactions and well-being. ​One of the biggest supporters of workplace pet-friendly policies is Purina​, which has launched a campaign to​ encourage ​other businesses to allow their staff to bring their furry friend along to work

The campaign is ​called ​Purina's Pets At Work Alliance, and its main aim is to have 200 partners on board by 2020, which is part of the company's...

10 months 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the most vulnerable industries when it comes to the issue of water scarcity is the food industry. Ceres has released a new report in which it urges major food companies to take steps to limit their use of fresh water resources, make their use more efficient, and reduce climate change impacts, which affect directly food production.

Called Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Toward a Water-Smart Future, the report ranks the 42 largest global food and beverage companies, and rates their...

10 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Images of animals left behind on a chain as waters rose were some of the most harrowing footage to come out of the devastating drama​ created by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Besides neglect, animals experience stress, get injured or fall ill​ in this sort of natural disaster, with a long-lasting legacy.​

Now with Hurricane Irma having devastated Caribbean nations and having arrived in mainland America, ​World Animal Protection has sent its teams to provide treatment for animals and help for...

10 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There is a new buzzword ​in sustainability and it is agroforestry. In Brazil​,​ the Swiss farmer and researcher Ernst Götsch has become a cult figure because of the principles and techniques he has developed in his farm in that country over the course of four decades. He calls it ​​'synthropri​​c ​' ​agriculture and he combines food crops and recovering degraded areas, reverting the logic that you either have...

10 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - An old farming activity is about to make a comeback ​in Haiti ​after a 30-year absence. Cotton is being reintroduced as an anchor crop​ ​to boost the economy and also restore the environment of the country where forests have been decimated.

The announcement was made last week​ by l​ifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Pierre...

10 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Amidst the misery that Hurricane Harvey is spreading in Texas, human resilience and compassion bring some light to the tragedy. But all help is needed. In order to relieve the suffering of the victims of the floods, financial services company Wells Fargo has announced it donated $1 million, with $500,000 going to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the same amount to NGOs running recovery and relief efforts in Texas.

Since Tuesday 29, Wells Fargo customers have been able to donate to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide. Donations...

10 months 2 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...

10 months 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​.​


10 months 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...