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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6 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​The folks at ​VF Corporation ​are celebrating a landmark achievement. The global fashion retailer announced it managed to reduce its global emissions by 12 percent between 2011 ​and​ 2015, ​which more than doubles the original goal of five percent for the period. ​This translates into 38,000 tons of carbon ​prevented from entering the atmosphere.

How did the company manage this feat, despite massive expansion with around 500 extra sites and 40 percent increase through retail expansion? Partly due to a step-up in the use of...

6 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There is a powerful example of ​the ​sustainability/CSR nexus going on at GM's ​Chevrolet ​​Michigan ​facilities. Plastic water bottles are being recycled into ​​insulation ​materials used ​in coats for​ homeless people, ​noise-re​​ducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engin​e, and air filtration components​.​

The bottles are collected from five of ​Chevrolet's​ Michigan facilities ​and are part of GM's zeo waste drive. ​But in Michigan this recycling drive has acquired a CSR dimension...

6 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Just means) - Carlsberg, the iconic beer brewer, has made public the latest data on the its forward steps on the sustainability​ and CSR​ fronts. The company’s latest report​, which ​cover​s​ 2016​,​ provides an overview of the company’s achievements to date and plans for the future.

Progress has been made in energy consumption, which has gone down by six percent in relation to 2015. Carlsberg also reduced its CO2 emissions by 14 percent, while water consumption has gone down by six...

6 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​ Manufacturing drinks can be water and energy intensive. According to the Water Footprint Network, it can take around 300 liters of water to make one liter of beer for example and other beverages are similarly thirsty. As a manufacturing industry, it also requires massive amounts of electricity. For that reason, the beverage industry is​ working hard improve sustainability standards​ and be more economical.​

In order to highlight recent advances, the appropriately named BIER (...

6 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Wine and spirits giant Pernod gets into the groove of the Brazilian carnival to the rhythm of sustainability and CSR. The company has made recent advances in both areas through its brands in the country which are worth throwing some confetti for.

The latest action was kicked off in January, when the company's local subsidiaries started using sugarcane tops for its bottles instead of petroleum derivatives. ​T​he eco top was​ ​first launched with the​ Montilla and Orloff brands, ​and then ​extended to all of Pernod Ricard...

7 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Charities that focus on veterans will benefit from a partnership struck between Teak Media + Communication and Salute American Vodka. ​​Teak will be in charge of launching Salute in major cities across the U.S. with an aim to become the number one spirit contributor to veteran’s charities across the country. For every bottle sold, one dollar ​will go ​directly to organizations that offer programs and services aimed at veterans.

Salute fits in well with its Teak stablemates as the spirits company is committed to having a positive impact, which is what Teak, as a public relations company,...

7 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Government of Norway is charging ahead with an initiative to curb deforestation across the globe. Announced during the World Economic Forum last month, the Norwegian government is setting up a new fund to kickstart investments in deforestation-free agriculture in countries that are keen on reducing their forest and peat degradation.

Norway will work in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme, the Sustainable Trade Initiative...

7 months 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The English language is an ever-expanding ​landscape of words and expressions​ and every year new entries make it into the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the leading reference books on the English language. In a recent blog post, Merriam-Webster presents some of the more than 1,000 words that have been added. These include entries taken from sundry fields, such as ppo culture (fac​​epalm, throw shade), politics (FLOTUS), science (CRISPR) and social issues (food insecure).

Regarding the latter, it made it into...

7 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Amid the doom and gloom of most news outlets, Bill and Melinda Gates are sounding out some good news in their 2017 Annual Letter. Why are they happy? Because they say humanity is witnessing the faste​st​ progress ever in global heath and poverty reduction.

The new edition of their annual letter is addressed to investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet, highlighting the achievements and progress made since 2006 when Buffet gave $30 bill​​ion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The donation was invested in new technologies, solutions and research that helped reduce extreme poverty levels and saved...

7 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Keepod​, an organization that works to narrow the digital divide, has released the new Keepod, a device which transforms any computer, even old ones, into a powerful Chromebook, helping repurpose machines and improve access to computers for those who are left out of the digital community.

To mark the launch, Keepod is giving away one unit for free for every device purchased. When users connect their Keepod, it provides instant access to their personal desktop, apps, files, and settings on the computer. ​What ​Keepod​ does is to​ remove the...