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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5 years 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has launched its latest corporate equality index (CEI) in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer people. In the 16th edition of this report, 609 businesses met every criteria and earned a 100-percent rating and a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” designation. This was the highest number of 100-percent rated business since it launched in 2002, when it had only 13 top-rated companies.

Altogether, the 2018 CEI rated 1,084 businesses, which evaluates a range of LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non...

5 years 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What does the future of rail travel look like? Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi is happy to point the way. Japan is home to some of the fastest trains and most cutting-edge rail technology in the world. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to hear that a Japanese company is pushing the envelope in this sector.

Later this month, Mitsubishi will present a range of new solutions at concept stage that show how rail stations and train cars can become even more comfortable and convenient. The concepts will be on display at...

5 years 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -  A system mimicking the way living systems capture, store and distribute water has won the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The international competition awards nature-inspired climate change solutions.

Called AquaWeb, the system was designed by a team called NextLoop. Its members, Jacob Russo, Anamarija Frankic, and C. Mike Lindsey, received the prize at the last Bioneers conference in San Rafael (CA).

AquaWeb has...

5 years 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – How do super wealthy philanthropists go about the business of giving back? A new report set out to answer that question and shed light on the workings of high-wealth charity. It explores how donors approach philanthropy, their motivations, behavior and choices.

Called “Beyond Giving: Perspectives on the philanthropic practices of high and ultra-high net worth donors," it was...

5 years 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -  The Sustainability Consortium, a non-profit focused on making consumer goods industries more sustainable, has received a $375,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. TSC will use the grant to improve the way farmers report to manufacturers and suppliers, ultimately making the industry more sustainable and readier for future challenges.

The initiative is a response to the need to improve the quality of agricultural sustainability data. Last year, TSC’s tools were used by leading retailers to...

5 years 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans)  - Two years after the Paris Agreement, how is the world faring in terms of advances on climate change? Not very well, according to a new report by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. Report authors Mark Lee and Aiste Brackley asked the question to a range of professionals from business, government, NGOs and academia to create a picture of what we have achieved collectively. The overall assessment provided by the panel is, according to the survey, “bleak.”

The gloomy view stems from the predominant perception that the global...

5 years 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Time flies by, but amazing things can happen in a short period of time. More recycling is one of them. Currently, the national recycling rate is 34 percent, up nearly 10 digits from 1995, when the rate stood at 25.7 percent. This is the result of a collective effort to be more sustainable.

Twenty years ago, community improvement nonprofit Keep America Beautiful launched America Recycles Day. The date allows members of the public to organize and register recycling events in their communities.

To celebrate the date...

5 years 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -  Organic food is bucking downward food market trends and gaining share year over year. According to the Organic Trade Association, sales have increased dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. In 2016, it generated sales revenue of $47 billion, including $3.7 in new sales. It now accounts for more than 5 percent of total U.S. food sales. There are several organic farming revolutions underway, as well.

Regenerative culture is a...

5 years 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Planet Water Foundation, an organization focused on bringing clean water to impoverished communities, has announced plans to help Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The natural disaster has devastated the country, with consequences on drinkable water supplies.

The organization will deploy 12 AquaTower water filtration systems. These filters source water by eliminating all types of microorganisms that can cause disease. What’s better: with no...

5 years 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The geography of gay liberation since the late 1960s is intrinsically linked to inner city spaces. It was amidst the grit of derelict city centers that gay communities typically emerged and made themselves present in the fabric of some of the world’s most important urban centers. Often, they paved the way for the gentrification of those areas.

The pattern continued for many decades and is still visible in many capitals such as London (Soho, Vauxhall areas), Berlin (Schöneberg), Paris (Le Marais) and San Francisco (Castro), to name but a few....