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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
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Is mobile money changing the rural landscape? Evidence from Mozambique

The introduction of mobile money promoted migration out of rural areas by easing long-distance transfers and increasing resilience. Professors Cátia Batista and Pedro Vicente, Founders and Scientific Directors of Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center, recently reflected on mobile money as an opportunity for financial inclusion.

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Economics
Project
SDG
16

Elderly Fraud Research

Nova SBE Behavioral Lab's research program tackles two important questions: Are older people more likely to be chosen as targets of fraud? And are they in fact, more likely to succumb to fraud, if targeted?

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Health
Project
SDG
3

Conquering Cancer: Mission Impossible

Pedro Pita Barros, Nova SBE Health Economics & Management KC Scientific Director, is a member of the Mission Board for EU Mission on Cancer, developed under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with an ambitious goal: “By 2030, more than 3 million lives saved, living longer and better”.

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Health
Project
SDG
3
17

Does the Past Have a Future? A Study About the Impact of National Health-Care Services on Traditional Medicine in Indonesia

Researchers from Nova SBE Health Economics & Management Knowledge Center explore the impact of the increase in healthcare services provision on the demand for traditional practitioners in Indonesia.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
5
8

No Ordinary Leaders - Analyzing Female-Headed Households in Palestine Refugee Camps

Pedro Pita Barros, KC Health Economics & Management Scientific Director, analyses the characteristics of being a female head of household in terms of health outcomes and family expenses in Palestine Refugee camps in Lebanon.

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Economics
Project
SDG
8
16
17

What Legacy do We Want to Leave for the Next Generations?

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's project aims to spark a debate on the impact of today’s decisions on future generations’ well-being.‍ It is part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Sustainability Programme, which promotes research on economic, social and environmental sustainability.

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Digital & Technology
Project
SDG
8
16
17

The Impact of the Regulatory Environment on Digital Automation in Professional Services

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's project explores the current state of play in digital automation and the potential for further automation in engineering, architectural, legal, and accounting services across the EU.

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Environment
Opinion Article
SDG
13

Buying and selling carbon credits from nature, a good deal to support biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts?

The use of carbon credits from nature to finance conservation and restoration efforts are growing. This approach holds incredible potential, on paper, but has major challenges to overcome — our MSc. Student Pierre-Guillaume Amiel explores this further in this article. Maze-Impact is a venture by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Nova SBE's corporate partner.

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Sustainability
Webinar
SDG
4

impACT stories #1: The Other Side of Impact with Meg Pagani

ImpACT Stories is Nova Social Consulting's new initiative to spark our ecosystem and our community's impact journeys, finding our #roletoplay at Nova School of Business and Economics and beyond.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
4
9
10

NOVAFRICA evaluates PROFUTURO in Angola

Pedro Vicente spoke to Geração Digital (RTP Africa) about the impact study of ProFuturo, a program for introducing technology in a school environment, carried out by Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center in about 40 Catholic schools in the city of Luanda, Angola. The work showed that where ProFuturo introduced technology, there were improvements in children's performance, teachers were more motivated, and there was more interaction in the classroom.

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Digital & Technology
Opinion Article
SDG
9
12

From health aid to stock management, which makes artificial intelligence

Health and retail are two of the sectors that stand out for applying the so-called artificial intelligence in Portugal, in contrast to banking, which is more "afraid" because it is a more regulated sector. It can help more accurate diagnoses, and, in the future, it will change the way we move.‍

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Leadership & People
Project
SDG
5
8
17

Take advantage of all the talent

Carla Sequeira, CIP Secretary General, wrote about the ‘Promote’ project in Jornal Económico. This project is developed by CIP with a training partnership from Nova SBE, aiming at conscious companies that want to have greater diversity in their leadership positions and female leaders with this ambition.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8
16
17

Does leadership learn? Study shows that 52% of managers consider “being born with a leader profile”

The Leadership Observatory Report 2020, developed by Nova SBE and in partnership with Haddad Foundation, has been referred to in a recent Executive Digest article.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
4
16
17

Impact on sustainability: a shared mission

With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which address social and environmental challenges, but also economic dimensions that ensure income, the United Nations paved the way for a new metric for the progress of humanity. Our Dean explores the role of universities in creating a more sustainable future.

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Africa & Development
Interview
SDG
1
10
17

Fleeing migrants. "These people are desperate"

Cátia Batista, scientific director of the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center, calls for policies to welcome and integrate migrants.

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Economics
Opinion Article
SDG
8

Does more confinement mean more or less savings?

More radical containment strategies may harm the economy in the short term but have more desirable economic and social consequences in the medium and long term. The exposed article results from the partnership between Jornal Económico and Nova Economics Club, the group of students of Economics of the Nova School of Business and Economics.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
1
10

More redistribution? Yes, please.

OECD data show that in Portugal, it can take up to five generations for descendants of a low-income family to reach the national average income. Mariana Esteves, Researcher at Nova SBE, explores the topic of redistribution in Portugal.

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Opinion Article
SDG
8
17

The impact of the European funds on impact

Portugal 2020 was (and still is) the Partnership Agreement between Portugal and the European Commission regarding the amount of European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-2020. Portugal has received around 25 billion euros in total, of which were invested 150 million euros in ​​social innovation through the Estrutura de Missão Portugal Inovação Social (Portugal Social Innovation Mission Structure).

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
1
10
17

Portugal, Social Balance 2020 Report

This year’s edition of the Portugal, Balanço Social [Portugal, Social Balance] includes a special chapter dedicated to the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with the greatest economic fragility and poverty situations. It also brings together several datasets to assess the pandemic crisis on health, education, the labor market, savings, consumption, and indebtedness.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3

Medical Worker Migration and Origin-Country Human Capital: Evidence from U.S. Visa Policy

RESEARCH SEMINAR | Under the the theme Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center welcomes Caroline Theoharides, from Amherst College to present her work on medical worker migration and brain drain.

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Entrepreneurship
Research insight
SDG
8
1
9

Can Microfinance Unlock a Poverty Trap for Some Entrepreneurs?

RESEARCH SEMINAR | Under the the theme Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center welcomes Cynthia Kinnan, from Tufts University to present her work on microfinance and entrepreneurship to unlock poverty.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
16
10
17

A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice

RESEARCH SEMINAR | Under the the theme Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center welcomes Pamela Jakiela from Williams College to present her work on credit constraints, targeting young women in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
3

Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone

RESEARCH SEMINAR | Under the the theme Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center welcomes Anne Karing from Princeton University to present her work on Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization in Sierra Leone.

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Digital & Technology
Research insight
SDG
9

Data Science vs. Humans: who do we trust in the decision-making process?

There is no doubt that data science applications are becoming a part of organizations’ lives and, consequently, the lives of us all. As technology itself evolves and becomes more effective in detecting patterns and preferences, should we let it tell us which direction to follow? Will data science algorithms make human intuition obsolete?

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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.

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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 roletoplay@novasbe.pt and we will  help you. 

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