Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes veganism and animal rights in Brazil. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

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7 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, and there are many reasons that this is a good thing. The main one, of course, is animal welfare and a desire to not partake in the killing and exploitation of animals. This is what ethical vegetarianism focuses on. But since the UN released its 2006 report Livestock’s Long Shadow, where it revealed that animal agriculture is the industry that produces most emissions (estimated at 20 percent of the total at the time...

7 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Executives at the cutting edge of sustainability gathered in New York at the end of this week to discuss how the corporate world is embedding sustainability in its praxis to improve the bottom line, social value and survival in a rapidly changing and challening business landscape.

During the 2016 edition of the Sustainable Business Summit, Paul Dickinson, ​CDP's ​executive cha​​irman,​ ​Antonio Neri, ​HPE's ​executive vice president,​ ​and Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Under...

7 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Making paper pulp more sustainable is at the core of Domtar, the American company with pulp mills all across North America. Domtar has just released its latest sustainability report​ with the most recent data on CSR issues​. The company produces around 1.5 million ADMT of market pulp. Its mills are located in regions with vast amounts of resources and ​al​l of them meet sustainable forestry standards.

The company first started selling FSC certified paper in 2005. Since then, it has sold more than 6.8 million tons of certified material....

7 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Biomimicry is a type of technology based on the workings of nature and how it solves complex problems with beauty, intelligence and, of course, 100 percent sustainability. The Biomimicry Institute is an organization promoting this type of scientific research. It also promotes a design challenge to encourage thinking minds across the globe to come up with ideas and solutions for the many issues that we face in a planet under increasing pressure from human occupation.

​​Earlier this year, the Institute...

7 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​In the age of digital toys and safety concerns, children ​often ​don't play ​outside ​anymore ​and miss out on developmental opportunities that are imbued in the physical activities that come with playing in the real world. To counter this trend and give children a more action-oriented time, KaBOOM!, an organization which promotes balanced and active play for children, has teamed up with​ discount retailer​ Target​ ​to create spaces where children can ​let off some steam.

​Earlier this month, more than 500 Target team members...

7 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Former New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg ​has announced a donation of​ $300 million to create the Bloomberg Health Initiative. The fund will​ go ​to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which, along with other institutions, will focus on five areas that ​most impact ​public health: drug addiction, obesity, gun violence, adolescent health, and environmental threats.

​The announcement overlaps with the 100th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health​, which was the​ first independent graduate school of public health.​ It was renamed for Bloomberg​...

8 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In regions not connected to the grid, people often have to rely on burning wood or kerosene to get lighting. But with recent advances in portable solar, a new, clean solution is becoming available to an increasing number of people in those regions.

Let’s take a look at what d.light has been doing to solar up the world, especially in those regions that need it most. ​As a market leader, the company has made an impact on the lives of more than 65 million people, including 17 million school-aged children, with its solar...

8 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world's largest generic drugmaker, ​is now accepting applications for​ its​ ​Community Partnership Program​ ​for the​ ​2017-18 edition of the initiative, now in its third year. The program provides charitable funding and employee volunteers to qualified local organizations that support patients and their caregivers​,​ and STEM education in ​areas​ where Teva ​operates.

​​In order t​o ​apply, applicants must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provide service...

8 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Automaker General Motors has announced big plans to make its operations more sustainable. The iconic carmakersaid it plans to power all of its 350 operations in 50 countries with 100 percent energy by 2050. The company says it intends to either generate or source clean power and mentioned wind, sun and landfill gas as part of the clean mix.

This ambitious renewable energy goal is part of a larger drive to tackle climate change and improve business in the age of environmental responsibility. The company also announced it is joining...

8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Friday evenings are traditionally a​ time​ when in alcohol-friendly cultures people get together with their workmates for a beer or two (well, maybe more than that…). For that reason, it’s also a good ​moment​ to promote responsible drinking. United around that common goal, globally famous brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and Heineken have joined hands with a range of stakeholders to promote responsible drinking to help advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to prevent alcohol-related harm.

Launched last year,...