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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(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​ ​...

2 days 18 hours 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:...

1 week 2 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2016 there will have been 224,390 new cases of lung cancer. Out of that total, there will be about 158,080 deaths, making it the most lethal type of cancer. The organization says one out of four cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

An early diagnosis is key to better survival prospects, but ​preventive care ​is not always available to those who need it. With a view to improving access to...

1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) -​ ​A new survey carried out by the Carton Council of North America has found that 90 percent of respondents believe recycling is important and citizens should try to recycle as much as they can.

The survey interviewed 2,500 adults across the U.S. ​C​onducted by Research+Data Insights​, it listened to people in December 2015 with access to curbside recycling programs in their communities​. The r​esults were weighted to ​make up for​ demographic discrepancies.

Of the total, 61 percent said that recycling should be a top...

2 weeks 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Glass recycling ​in the U.S is not meeting the demands of bottle manufacturers and beverage companies​, who would like to use more recycled glass to save energy and spare the planet. To tackle this deficit, a new industry-led initiative ​has been launched with a view to improving recycling rates of a material that is endlessly recyclable.

Led by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), in partnership with beverage comp​a​nies such as Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, besides names from the glass processing and recycling industry, ​the coalition ​will work​ to create a better glass recycling model that...

2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - For companies directly exploring natural resources to obtain their raw materials, refocusing the business on sustainable practices represents both a challenge and an opportunity to reinvent themselves, improve their bottom line and boost their brand credibility. All of this is in evidence in the latest sustainability report released by Sappi North America, a market leader of wood fiber-derived products, which highlights the company's performance indicators, actions and strategies.

Sappi's sustainability motto is...

2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Germany is a country whose population is highly educated on​, ​and committed to​,​ environmental issues. It is also a country of ingenious minds, ​and sometimes these two aspects of the culture converge, as is the case with ​the folks at Hamburg-based Mellow Boards, a posse of skateboarding engineers who devised a e-mobility engine that can be installed under any skateboard.

The project​ has been making big waves since it​ was ​successfully ​crowdfunded via Kickstarter last year​. At the time, ​the company managed to raise over...

3 weeks 54 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - As Mother’s Day (Sunday May 8) approaches, let's spare a thought for all working mothers in ​​the world. In many developing countries, mothers have to work hard to ​make ends meet and ​bring up a child, often in unfair working conditions.

According to Fair Trade USA, women do a great deal of the work on small farms and plantations​. In fact, ​women produce 50 percent of the world’s food, but own only 2 percent of land​. Often, they do backbreaking work without pay, get no childcare, and suffer discrimination and harassment, ​both on farms and factories.​

One of Fair Trade's missions is help women break out...

3 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Supply chain transparency regarding human rights ​is becoming an increasingly important CSR issue. After ​consulting with more than 400 contributors, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) has published its Pilot Methodology​. In November, it will make public its first round of benchmarking corporations on human rights performance​, starting with the top 100 companies from the agricultural products, apparel and​ extract​ive​ ​industries​.

KnowThe Chain, ​which in January published a pilot benchmark on slavery and...

4 weeks 5 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The world of sustainability often is the background of some pleasantly surprising narratives. One of the latest ones goes like this: automaker helps national parks reduce their landfill waste. The protagonist of this story is automaker Subaru of America, a leader in zero landfill waste, who is now applying its expertise in this field to avoid that waste produced by visitors to some of America’s most iconic parks ends up in a landfill.

Subaru of America was the first auto assembly plant in the...