How is our community changing the course of the future?
To Nova SBE, positive impact shall have a relationship to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Our community is committed to foster dialogue and action, by disseminating knowledge, launching innovative projects, supporting organizations' transformation, and leading by example, as responsible citizens. This is the space that will provide the know-how so that the best and most innovative talent, such as yours, can play its role. If you want to lead the future and be at the forefront of change, this is your way in.
“In a country where only 20% of the poor have a job, it is a priority to improve working conditions, which does not only involve raising wages.”
Ricardo Zózimo in an interview with Rádio Renascença talked about the priorities that should be included in the next State Budget, in the light of what the Pope proposes.Learn more
Recruitment of teachers? What should change
Ana Balcão Reis defended in a debate on Ao Vivo (Público) the possibility of introducing new criteria to the recruitment of teachers. Click here to watch it!Learn more
Nova SBE launches the 4th edition of the Nova SBE Road to Impact Report!
We are pleased to announce that Nova SBE has just released the 4th edition of the Nova SBE Road to Impact Report, a document that aggregates the school's sustainability path during the last year, fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are the universal language regarding how the school addresses impact. The report merges with the Research Report, which compiles the most relevant research projects and studies developed by the school's knowledge centers.Learn more
The Extreme Solution
Click here to read an opinion article by Jéssica Lomba on the topic of Extreme Value StatisticsLearn more
The waste of water in the clothing industry.
This paper was hold by students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The study will focus on the sixth of seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development goals (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all). As the clothing sector is one of the sectors in the industry that waste (responsible for approximately 20% of industrial water pollution from textile treatment and dyeing (Niinimäki, K., 2020)) and consume the most water (79 trillion litres per year), the research will be undertaken on this industry.Learn more
Partnerships for Progress: The Role of Universities in Achieving the SDGs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
This paper was hold by students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The article highlights the crucial role of partnerships between universities, governments, and communities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The article argues that these partnerships can help universities in LMICs to address the challenges of expanding research and academic capacity while maintaining equitable access, promote equitable access to education and research, and design solutions that are responsive to the unique needs and challenges facing these groups. The article also emphasizes that universities in LMICs can act as a bridge between different sectors, facilitating collaboration and cooperation towards the common goal of sustainable development.Learn more
Green Bonds: a step towards a more sustainable Financial Market
This paper was hold by three students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. Undeniably, society’s concern about being green has been growing tremendously for the past years, and environmental awareness is certainly one of the century's burning issues. Consumers are changing their behaviors, opting for sustainable products, and making more aware choices. However, is consumer focused action the best way to make an impact? Is it the most efficient way to reach SDGs?Learn more
Interview to Mami Umayahara, Team Leader of Technical Support team at the Global and SDG Coordination Department, UNESCO
This interview was held, by five students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The purpose of this interview is to know concrete actions led by UNESCO to contribute to SDG #4, Quality education for everyone.Learn more
The importance of data and statistic analysis to the achievement of the SDGs
This paper was written, by a student, as a brief discussion of one of the topics presented in the Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The importance of Data for the achievement of the SDGs is a consensual topic over demographic and organs. Decision-makers require data and statistics that are precise, timely, suitably disaggregated, pertinent, available, and simple to use to properly implement and track progress on the SDGs. Over time, both the quantity and quality of data have gradually increased. Data literacy must be improved at all levels of decision-making, and statistical competence still needs to be strengthened. The data producers and users from various data systems will need to work together on this. In order to solve the complex issues surrounding sustainable development, it will also be necessary to create new methods for producing and using data and statistics.Learn more
The local-for-local open innovation platform Nestlé Hatcher
Our first series dedicated to impact in Africa end with this lively and exciting conversation between Professor Filipe Alfaiate and Mr. João Barreto, the Head of Innovation and PMO at Nestle, based in South Africa. They discussed impact journeys, the BOP market in Africa, opportunities and challenges and in particular, a very interesting local-for-local open innovation platform for all in Africa called Nestlé Hatcher that João designed and launched. Good learnings!Learn more
Chicken and acceptance in Burkina Faso: BOP Marketing
In this episode, we go Burkina Faso and deep dive into how can acceptance be developed for new products at the Bottom of the Pyramid even in situations where consumers are emotionally attached to other products. Check out how grilled chicken in Burkina Faso can teach us about the impact that business can have and how it is different from what NGOs, donors, and Governments can offer.Learn more
Zona de Impacto: Who are the poorest and most vulnerable? And what are the ways to endure the cool winter that is coming?
This episode touches on poverty in Portugal, which has increased during the pandemic, and energy poverty, a theme that will be felt again this winter in many Portuguese households due to their bad conditions and the increase in energy pricesLearn more
Thirst Project Nova SBE: Newsletter March
This is a quick read (2-3 minutes) on what are the new ways of approaching the fight against thirst not only around the world but also in Thirst Project Nova SBE. Get to know the new projects of this team of more than 20 students of Nova SBE that constantly try to move people into helping in this cause, also know how to help and how scientific innovation is playing a part on this matter.Learn more
Finanças para Todos, NovaSBE Finance Knowledge Center’s new program
A program created in partnership with CFA Society Portugal with the support of FidelidadeLearn more
Design Thinking Roundtable podcast has a new episode!
Listen here to the new episode “Tales of the Field with Tonya Gayle, Executive Director of Green City Force (GCF) and an advocate for economic justice for young people of color”Learn more
Psychometric evaluation of the Mental Health Quality of Life (MHQoL) instrument in seven European countries.
Click here to access Iryna Sabat’s new article!Learn more
Unlocking innovation in healthcare: The case of the patient innovation platform.
Click here to read Pedro Oliveira’s new publication on California Management Review!Learn more
Knowledge Centers' first annual meeting!
Last September Nova SBE organized the first Annual Meeting of the Knowledge Centers (KCs).Learn more
Nova Junior Consulting at the Finnish Embassy
Nova Junior Consulting collaborates with Aalto University School of Business on a project to identify business opportunities for Finnish companies in the energy sector in PortugalLearn more
NovaSBE's students at the UNESCO's Earth University
After winning the "Team Up for Climate" competition by Fundação Egis, a group of NovaSBE's students was invited to present their project at UNESCO's Earth UniversityLearn more
Tales of the field- a new series in the Design Thinking Roundtable
Anne-Laure Fayard launched the first episode of Tales of the Field, a new series in the Design Thinking Roundtable PodcastLearn more
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Symposium
Last July, the Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute hosted the inaugural The conference brought together academics from around the globe doing research on topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation. You can check the agenda below. Research topics included: 1. Can road access spur rural entrepreneurship? [presenter Lakshmi Naaraayanan (London Business School) and discussant Francisco Queiró (Nova SBE)) 2. The Finance Wage Premium and Entrepreneurship [presenter Isaac Hacamo (Indiana University) and discussant: Ramin Baghai (Stockholm School of Economics)] 3. Credit Market Equivalents and the Valuation of Private Firms [presenter: Niklas Hüther (Indiana University) and discussant: Nick Hirschey (Nova SBE)] 4. Going Public and the Internal Organization of the Firm [presenter: Merih Sevilir (ESMT-Berlin and Halle Institute for Economic Research) and discussant: Ekaterina Gavrilova (Nova SBE)] 5. Do Startup Patent Acquisitions Affect Inventor Productivity? [presenter: Joan Farre-Mensa (University of Illinois at Chicago) and discussant: Pranav Desai (Nova SBE)] 6. Customer Data Access and Fintech Entry: Early Evidence from Open Banking [presenter: Will Gornall (University of British Columbia) and discussant: Fernando Anjos (Nova SBE), an annual academic conference to discuss research on entrepreneurship and innovation.Learn more
Nova SBE at the Youth and Innovation Forum
Daniel Traça participated in the Youth and Innovation Forum at the United Nations Ocean Conference.Learn more
New Careers and Volunteering Opportunities page just lauched!
This Careers and Volunteering Opportunities page can be found in NovaSBE's Social DatabaseLearn more
We all have a role to play. What is yours?
We know how much potential each member of our community has. From staff to researchers, from corporate to non-profit organizations. Whether you are producing relevant research, an idea that could be turned into an impactful project, or you're becoming an expert in a sustainability-related field. We want to help you discover your purpose and share it.
We are committed to every single person, and your voice can make a difference.
Join us and help us inspire tangible change.
Create and get involved in real projects now!
Here, you can choose to participate in ongoing initiatives or propose new ones to the community. At the end of each academic year, you will get your Global Commitment CV, with your measured contribution to the UN SDG. If you do not have an @novasbe.pt email and you would like to get access to this platform, please email us at email@example.com and we will help you.GET INVOLVED