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.

Posts by This Writer

8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Have you ever gotten frustrated over how much toothpaste is thrown away with the crumpled tube? Or how much shampoo is trapped inside a bottle that is all but finished? These may not be life’s most pressing questions, but it would be nice to get the full content of those containers we need for our personal hygiene.

You are not alone there. Fortunately, other people who are thinking about it are researchers who have come up with a new method that will ensure the user can get the last drop of shampoo to roll off the...

8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​There's no doubt a ​great deal of progress has been made to ensure supply chains comply with environmental and social standards​. But th​ese two areas still leave much to be desired, according to a new comparative study by Vigeo Eiris.​ The overall assessment is that further progress needs to be achieved in order for social and environmental are more comprehensively tackled by global trade companies.

​​The newly published study looked at how nearly 1,300 companies that are headquartered or...

8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Buying food and drinks is always a c​​hallenge for ethical shoppers. There are lots of factors to consider: where the food was sourced​ from​, labor conditions, use of pesticides and the amazing bulk of packaging th​​at we end up bringing home by default. Even if we take our own tote​ bags​ to the supermarket, the products often come ​wrapped ​in several layers of paper and plastic which often have more of an aesthetic value than functional.

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental footprint of what goes in...

9 months 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A new report by Sustainalytics reveals how much bigger the market share of electric vehicles has become in recent years. But it also warns that many EV manufacturers are not ready for the level of scrutiny their supply chain will start to attract as the marker expands to mainstream levels. This is because EVs ​​use lithium-ion batteries, which depend on the extraction of metals with high social and environmental impacts.


9 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just​m​eans) - Water technology company Xylem has published its 2015 Sustainability Report​, ​highlight​ing its sustainability achievements in the period. The company emphasizes the link between water issues and climate change, besides other sustainability issues such as energy efficiency, as essential components of the conversation and action on water.

A section of the report​ focuses on the progress Xylem has made against its five-year sustainability goals​, which i​nclude improvements in energy efficiency of...

9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​ Africa is a global leader in deforestation. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)​, the ​African continent loses over four million hectares (9.9 million acres) of natural forest ​every year​, ​which is twice as much the global average.

To help fight the problem with a dose of 'conscious capitalism', business and environmentalists alike believe bamboo plantations can make a valuable contribution, on an environmental, social as well as economic level.

Bamboo plantations are seen...

9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Wind power ​is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to​ renewable energy. It currently accounts for 41.1 percent of all energy ​​produced in Denmark (2015 data) while in the UK in the same period wind power generation accounted for 11 percent of the total. In other northern European countries such as Germany, wind is also making steady progress.

Granted, wind power is far from being perfect and impact-free, despite being a renewable energy type that is preferable to fossil fuel, which by nature is finite and it needs to be replaced. Wind power can kill​ ​birds that​ risk being ​chopped up​ by...

9 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Technology, in the broad sense of the word, is the answer to most practical issues humans need to deal with in order to live well and offer solutions to almost every field of human activity. In order to tap the potential of new digital technologies to improve the lives of people all ov​​er the world,​ ​​in December 2015 HPE launche​d ​the Living Progress Challenge to encourage creative minds to come up with software applications and digital services to make a difference and improve lives.

​Since then, t​he Challenge​ ​has already selected 20 winners of its Proposal Phase. It received more...

9 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The London (UK) car club scene is about to become greener as car-sharing company Zipcar increases its offer of emissions-free driving. The company has partnered with Westminster City Council and Volkswagen UK to offer sustainable, hybrid electric vehicles at an affordable hourly rate.

Through the agreement, 50 Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid electric cars are already available to Zipcar members. Most of the cars (40 of them) are in the Westminster area (that includes the West End of London) plus 10 other...

9 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Data is a valuable tool to help non-profit organizations reach their goals. But mining and analysing huge amounts of data can be challenging and requires skilled professionals. But the effort pays off and the benefits can make the effort well worthwhile.

This is why Aimia, a global marketing and analytics company, has decided to share its expertise in the data sector and leverage its unique positioning to help other organizations tap the full potential of their data arsenal.

Aimia recently held its first-ever Global Week of Data Philanthropy, lending data analytics expertise...