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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3 months 9 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - German automaker Daimler is keenly aware that the future of driving is electric. In order to pave the way for this new era of sustainable transport, the company is investing in battery technology and​ has a pipeline of new battery electric vehicles to prepare for a new era of ​clean driving.​

Perhaps one of the most indicative news about the company's ambitions is the partnership Daimler has started with Vivint Solar in Utah, one of the largest residential solar companies in the U.S. According to...

3 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Since 2006, when the UN released its Livestock's Long Shadow report, the world has become aware of the impact that ​animal agriculture​​​ has on ​the planet's ​climate a​nd the environment in general​. The report estimated that livestock accounted for 18 percent of all emissions, the highest share for any sector.​ At current rates of livestock occupation and meat consumption, we would need three earths to meet demand.​

Since then, an increasing number of people have switched to plant-based diets (vegan), and...

3 months 2 days ago

Where there is a wheel, there is a way...

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The natural rubber market has in automakers its biggest customers as 75 percent of this raw material is used to manufacture tires. For that reason, automakers have the power to help ensure the supply chain is sustainable and socially responsible.

There has been progress on several fronts through the work of tire suppliers, the International Rubber Study Group and local governments. However, experts say the natural rubber value chain is complex and...

3 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Electricity and natural gas company Consumers Energy, which covers the Michigan region, has recently released the 2017 edition of its sustainability report highlighting its achievements in the previous year. ​The company has been making progress in several areas, some of which are listed below.

​Energy efficiency - ​As one would expect from an energy company, energy efficiency ​is one of the key components of the strategy. The report shows how by the end of 2017 Consumers Energy will have installed 1.8 million...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Solar power is on the increase and is expected to triple over the next five years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But who are the homeowners buying solar? It may be intuitive to point to the wealthier strata of society, which is partially true, but not the whole picture as a new study by PowerScout and GTM research points out.

Painting an accurate picture of the demographics of solar power is limited to zip code...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Sport is one of the best ways to help kids grow in a healthy way, through collaborative effort, performance and team work so they can develop interpersonal skills and gain self-confidence. So let's zoom in on a sports project aimed at girls who like playing soccer.

"kick mit" is an initiative of Laureus with support from Sport For Good, which taps the power of sport to tackle social challenges. The "kick mit" project is a girl soccer championship​ ​which has just arrived in the picturesque city of...

3 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​How about a new type of soft flooring made from PET fiber that does not wrinkle or delaminate, besides being easy to use and install? It may sound the stuff of a recycling dream, but this what flooring manufacturer Mohawk says its new range of carpet Airo can do.

A​iro was presented ​​to​ flooring retailers in January at the International Surface Event in Las Vegas, ​where it received awards in product design and innovation. ​The company says it will be available to the consumer market later this year.

So let's have a peek at...

3 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - AT&T has announced the 2017 Class of companies that have been selected to take part of its Aspire Accelerator initiative,​ a program​ ​that ​was launched in 2015 as part of a $400 million commitment to support education and innovation amongst those who need it most.

The ​six-month ​program supports companies and non-profits using technology to help students achieve success and prepare for the future. The 2017 list comprise​s​ startups whose m​​ission is to tackle...

3 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The recent years have seen a major shift in people's relationship with food and drink, which have acquired a much more funcional role in​ our​ lives. ​Like in other sectors, data is key and the public want as much information as possible to make a purchasing decision.​ For that reason, the food and beverage industr​ies have to adapt to cater to new demands and needs, lest they could fall ​lag behind.

These new trends and patterns were a big topic at the recent WorldView event in New York City, where industry leaders gave attendees an...

3 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – ​Time is precious and innovation is key. These were two of the key messages delivered at the two-day meeting the United Nations Global Compact recently hosted in New Delhi. The event was attended by more than 300 local and global leaders of various sectors in ​​business, finance, civil society and government​.​

The event is part of a campaign called Making Global Goals Local Business​ and ​it focused on the opportunities ​that breakthrough technology can promote to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (...