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

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 4 weeks 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...

5 months 7 hours 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...

5 months 2 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...

5 months 3 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...

5 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Some ​great ​sustainability news has been brewing at Carlsberg. Now it has been unleashed to the rest of the world​. Carlsberg has released its new sustainability program outlining its plans to go zero emissions and halve water usage at its breweries by 2030. The program is called Together Towards ZERO and is also includes an intermediate step of switching to renewable electricity by 2022.

The program is an integral part of the Carlsberg Group’s SAIL’22 strategy and consists of four major plans: ZERO carbon footprint, ZERO water waste, ZERO irresponsible drinking and a ZERO accidents culture, with their...

5 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Some lucky Londoners who happen to stand at a trio of central London bus stops will see the air around them change - for better. This is thanks to an initiative to install at ​said​ stops an air cleaning technology that removes harmful pollutants from the air, including nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter.

Called Airlabs, the system will be place​d​ at three high profile and highly polluted central London locations. The project is a collaboration between The Body Shop​ with its media agency Maxus​ and...

5 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A few weeks ago the world switched off the lights f​​or Earth Hour. Now, an industry-led campaign is inviting organizations around the wor​l​d to 'turn it off' this coming Friday, a few days before the summer solstice (June 21). Different day, different organizers but the goal is the same: start a conversation about sustainabillity.

Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about swapping...