Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
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.

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4 days 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Promoting diversity in companies creates a workplace culture that is more vibrant and equal. ​Many companies are developing specific programs to advance equality and inclusion. Southwest Airlines, for instance, has a Diversity Council and Allstate has increased its procurement spend with diverse suppliers​. ​ The trend now grows stronger with asset management firm​ T. Rowe Price, which in 2014 launched its D&I Strategic Plan to attract, develop and retain talent, value its associates and holder leaders accountable for...


1 week 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - An innovative approach to raising funds for sports has taken root in Indianapolis. Local charity Brackets for Good, which was established in 2012, has raised more than $2.7M for 448 charities through local market tournaments in its home town, as well as Louisville, Washington D.C., Ann Arbor, St. Louis, and the Twin Cities.​ And now they are going national with their competitive approach to doing good.

Every March the organization hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments in philanthropic communities around the...


1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​UK startup ​ARC Marine​ ​has received a starting loan from Virgin Start​Up to design and build artificial reefs to protect indigenous white-clawed freshwater crayfish from the lethal effects of illegal fishing trawlers, which are decimating fish stocks worldwide. The structure will be set up at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock​ in​ Somerset.

​ARC Marine was formed in 2015 to develop solutions for the long-term rehabilitation of damaged reef sea-beds. Since then, it has been developing design...


1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Plastic bottles collected from the streets and landfills of Haiti are being transformed into Timberland shoewear and clothing items as part of a partnership with ​​Thread, a certified B corporation that makes it what it calls the "most responsible fabric on the planet"​.​

T​he outdoor lifestyle brand has announced the ​Timberland X Thread collection​, which they say ​goes beyond environmental sustainability​ as it also ​creat​es​ social value ​in the shape of cleaner neighborhoods and job opportunities.

​​“The...


2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - People who fight cancer need epic amounts of will power to face up the challenges that come with a diagnosis and the tre​​atment, when it is available. It is an uphill battle which cancer survivor​ and motivator​ Sean Swarner ​in April ​will act out literally as his journeys to the North Pole to complete “The Explorer’s Grand Slam".

Swarner will be summitting the seven highest peaks and both poles​. What's more, he will be doing that​ with only one functioning lung, making him the first cancer survivor to complete this route. ​In partnership...


2 weeks 5 days 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...


2 weeks 6 days 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...


3 weeks 3 days 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...


3 weeks 3 days 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 (...


3 weeks 5 days 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...


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