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 edits, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As another year comes to a close, it’s time to look back on it, count blessings and learn from the lessons the year ​has taught us. It’s a ritual that individuals, companies and organizations perform year in, year out. For all of us who promote CSR, Cone Communications offers some revealing insights into what happened in 2013 in that respect.

The company is hosting a webinar on January 16 to reveal some of the top ​CSR ​trends in 2013. “Companies and consumers alike were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change. This year was marked by continued digital innovation, audacious goals, new industry support and...

4 years 4 weeks ago

One of the Christmas season mainstream film releases is the latest Martin Scorsese offering. The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on the biography of Wall Street rogue stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. The movie serves up a heady cocktail of excessive behavior, such as massive drug use, money squandering, debauchery and ​keeping a rollerskating pet chimpanzee in the office.​ ​ ​​The Wolf of Wall Street ​ ​has ​received mixed review​s while the use of a live chimpanzee in a film has been met with dismay by animal rights activists, who accuse Scorsese of abusing Chance (the chimpanzee’s name) by forcing him to...

4 years 1 month ago

(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - Rich and emerging countries have committed $52 billion over a period of three years to help the poorest countries in the world. The money will be put into a World Bank fund which accepts loans instead of grants to encourage donations in a continuing tough economic climate​.

The amount represents an increase of five percent since it was last topped up in 2010. IDA is the World Bank’s main instrument to tackle extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in the world’s poorest countries, where almost one billion people live on less than $1.25 per day.

The funding will allow IDA to ​"​deliver customized and...

4 years 1 month ago

Kids love technology, as most parents these days know. True, too often technology is used for entertainment and to interact with friends virtually, but there’s much more kids can do with it when given the opportunity, which is what happened at the Boston Science Museum last week.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH),a global education leader, partnered with Computer Clubhouse, a digital design studio for urban youth located at the Museum of Science, Boston to host EdMakers: Reimagining Your Education Experience. The event was a day-long program that encouraged local students to use technology to tackle challenges facing education.

Students who attended the...

4 years 1 month ago

The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. ​The grants total​ $700,000​ to be distributed​ to 10 institutions around the world in addition to 5 ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. Developing countries often suffer from a lack of access to the knowledge resources necessary for today's medical practices. Also a major issue in emerging economies is the social and economic support for women who aspire to professional careers while nurturing families.

The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program benefits libraries for innovation...

4 years 1 month ago

All over the world, December 1st was the day to raise awareness of the HIV and those suffering with the consequences of having developed AIDS. In recent years, this date has been carrying a ring of optimism, and this year's observance offered some good news. Recent UNAID statistics have shown that since 2001 the rate of new infections has decreased by 33 percent, thanks to a combined effort of prevention and treatment. New research has raised hopes that a vaccine could become a reality sometime in the future.

However, in some parts of the world, worrying trends have also been registered by UNAID. The organization reports that new HIV infections have been on the...

4 years 1 month ago

A new web platform, Business in Society, has been launched to provide in-depth discussions on major CSR and sustainability issues. It features John ​​Paluszek, a CSR expert and senior counsel at Ketchum consultancy​. B​esides leading the interviews, ​he ​conceived and executive-produces the program.

For the program, ​Paluszek ​conducts 28-minute interviews with experts reporting on the progress being made by business and urging business to establish more innovative approaches and reinforce their commitment to their CSR sustainable development action plans.

​He plans five new upcoming interviews on a range topics, besides the ones already streaming on the...

4 years 1 month ago

A few weeks ago the Philippines was devastated by one of the most severe storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands of people dead and displaced ​another million. The international community mobilized to send help to the country as it tried to rise from the natural disaster. One of the latest companies to announce aid to the country is Tupperware Brands, which has raised nearly $1 ​million to help its sales force members and residents of the Philippines.

The donations will include watertight products to store personal belongings, food and supplies. In addition, Tupperware Brands will make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross to support the...

4 years 1 month ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Testing on animals is one of the most debated topics in the ​scientific community​. Now the ​ issue is set to get renewed momentum as an international group of academics starts to review of the ethics of the use of animals in research. ​The project is the result of collaboration between the Oxford Centre and the British Society for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV).​

The academic document, the first to address the ethics of animal testing at length, will be produced by a working group of 18 international academics from six countries under the leadership...

4 years 1 month ago

Packaging: don’t we all feel that sometimes products have too many layers of paper and plastic around them these days? And don’t we wonder why that is so, since all that packaging becomes trash as soon as it is peeled off or removed from the product that it is enveloping. Often the actual content turns out to look smaller in volume than the wrapping.

If you feel that way, you are not alone. Several initiatives have been working to raise awareness of the waste generated by packaging as well its energy footprint, management of raw materials, shipping, etc. Recently, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), which is a project of GreenBlue, an environmental...