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. Besides Just Means, he contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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5 days 6 hours 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...

1 week 47 min 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...

1 week 4 days 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...

2 weeks 2 days 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...

2 weeks 6 days 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...

3 weeks 7 hours 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...

3 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The concept of an app that could help blind and visually impaired people better navigate their surroundings more safely and confidently won first prize in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, an initiative of Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation. Called StreetSmart, the app was conceived by Esther Kim (Rhode Island School of Design), John Mathai (Olin College), Ayush Singhal (Babson College) and Niklaus Sugiri (Babson...

1 month 2 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Animal welfare is an increasingly important CSR issue and it’s just moved even more to the center of the corporate conversation on the topic. 18 institutional investors, who represent £1.5 trillion in assets under management, have become the founding signatories to the first investor statement on farm animal welfare.

The signatories of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) say farm animal welfare is potentially material to...

1 month 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) -​ ​Nestlé has unveiled the finalists for the Created Shared Value (CSV) Prize 2016. These are​ ​Natural Extracts Industries (NEI) from Tanzania and Agro-Hub from Cameroon. Competition was stiff: the two finalists underwent four screening phases and beat out a​ ​list of 450​ ​contenders. Selection was made by the Nestlé CSV Council, besides nine independent experts and nine Nestlé internal experts.

NEI is a​ ​Tanzania​ ​social enterprise​ ​...

1 month 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - In ​​the context of the 69th World Health Assembly that kick​ed​ off today in Geneva, Swtizerland, Novartis will be presenting ​the concept and results of its novel approach ​to tackle chronic diseases in resource-constrained countries.

As we have posted before, Novartis’ Acess program delivers medication for $1 per treatment per month​. The presentation is ​ called “Partnering for Impact:...