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Education
Impactful stories
SDG
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PhD Series - Meet Gefra Fulane PhD Alumni in Tropical Knowledge and Management

Gefra Fulane’s research focuses on evaluating the Mozambique screening program for cervical cancer started in 2015. Her research shows that there are implementations gaps and barriers which prevent women from doing the screening.

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Education
Impactful stories
SDG
4

PhD Series - Meet Cátia Alves PhD candidate in Management

Cátia Alves is a PhD candidate in Management and her research focuses on consumer psychology, emotions and creativity.

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Environment
Impactful stories
SDG
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impACT stories #4: Nature & People – A Journey Towards Double Impact

This impACT story invited Catarina Grilo, Director of Conservation and Policy at ANP/WWF. Throughout her career, Catarina's work has been focused on environmental issues at the science-policy interface, the role of science in policy-making, and specifically on the human dimensions of marine conservation and fisheries.

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Finance
Impactful stories
SDG
4

PhD Series - Meet Fahiz Baba-Yara

Fahiz Baba-Yara started his PhD journey in Economics and Finance in 2015. His research focus on finance, specifically how machine learning models help us make better this decision and how we can improve the forecasting ability of these machine learning models. Fahiz is now heading forward to Indiana University as Assistant Professor from next semester.

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Sustainability
Research insight
SDG
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SMEs on their journey towards corporate sustainability management: exploring enabling factors for adoption and implementation

Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center began a series of Master Thesis Showcase. This one was developed by Armelle Duvieusart, advised by our Assistant Professor Ricardo Zózimo.

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Sustainability
Research insight
SDG
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What is the nature and target economics of Casa do Alecrim’s expansion and how to increase Associação Alzheimer Portugal’s social impact?

Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center began a series of Master Thesis Showcase. This one was developed by Manuel Peteleiro, advised by Nova SBE's Professor Miguel Pita.

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Sustainability
Research insight
SDG
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The phenomenon of “greenwashing” in European Business Schools: an exploratory study of student’s perceptions

Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center began a series of Master Thesis Showcase. This one was developed by Fluvia Iannotta, advised by our Associate Professor Adjunct Milton de Sousa.

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Management
Research insight
SDG
16

How Companies in the Regenerative Movement Manage Organizational Tensions: The Case of Guayakí Yerba Mate

Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center began a series of Master Thesis Showcase. This one was developed by Julia Roblick, advised by our PhD Student Tomé Salgueiro.

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Leadership & People
Opinion Article
SDG
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"Woman": Is it a label in the Portuguese enterprise?

Let us dare to challenge ourselves so we are not victims of our prejudices, and let us dare to challenge our organizations and our ecosystem, so that, in the near future, “Woman” is not a label. Mafalda Rebordão, our Alumna, shares her opinion in ECO.

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Management
Impactful stories
SDG
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impACT stories #5: Better Business for a Better World - the B Corp Movement

For this semester’s last edition of the impACT Stories, Nova Social Consulting brought a group of speakers who understood the value of corporate sustainability for their business! What do an investment firm, a family-run vineyard and a B2B digital food marketplace have in common? They are all Portuguese B-Corps!

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Economics
Webinar
SDG
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10
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Unconditional Basic Income: Can we afford it?

The covid19 pandemic has brought back the discussion on Unconditional Basic Income, as a possible solution to tackle some of our current and future challenges. The experiments and initiatives in the US (e.g. Mayors for Guaranteed Income) and the surge in pilots in Europe (e.g. most recently in Berlin) have triggered the debate, and raised new questions about the prospects of implementing such a policy. Watch this discussion jointly organized by CEPS - University of Minho and Nova SBE Economics of Policy.

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Sustainability
Project
SDG
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What changed at Santander

Santander shares best practices of inclusion resulting from their active participation in the Commitment to Inclusion by Inclusive Community Forum

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Leadership & People
Interview
SDG
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Interview with Salvador Mendes de Almeida

Nova SBE Professor, journalist and author, Laurinda Alves interviews Salvador Mendes de Almeida, founder of Associação Salvador, to get to know his impactful story. In this inspiring conversation, we understand how did Salvador find his Role to Play towards building a more inclusive society for all and continues to regardless of the challenges caused by the pandemic.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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The importance of bees on our planet

Insect pollinators are a key element for the equilibrium of the ecosystems that surround us, and bees are an important subgroup because they are responsible for pollinating around 60 to 70 % of the world's total flowering plant species. However, extinction rates have jumped from 100 to 1000 times the normal rates because of many external conditions, like climate change, urbanization. At this point, the questions are the following: is the importance of these little in-sects clear to our society? And, are any measures being developed to avoid these risks?

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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Renewable energy is overtaking fossil fuels in Europe

The structure of energy consumption is changing across Europe Fossil fuels seem to be integrating the whole meaning of their name by increasingly be-coming something of the past. With renewable energy claiming a more prominent place, climate goals are carried through a fresh air of hope.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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"Foodprint" – The Environmental Impact of Human Diet

Food has been increasingly feeding climate change – not just our bodies: it is currently the main contribu-tor to the Ecological Footprint in many parts of the world. The detrimental effects of our dietary pat-terns on Planet Earth's health have even surpassed those of fossil fuels in the transportation sector for a significant proportion of countries. How are our plates flying higher than planes in the pollution land-scape?

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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RheEnergise: the potential of a startup within the energy storage sector

Understanding opportunities and practical examples within the energy storage sector In at least two-thirds of the world's countries, solar and onshore wind power are already the cheapest alternative energy sources. Nevertheless, the sun does not always shine, and the wind does not always blow. One of the main drawbacks of renewable energy is its intermittency

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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
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impACT stories #3: Everything is Possible

Round three for 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗔𝗖𝗧 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 with Salvador Mendes de Almeida, founder and president of Associação Salvador. Salvador is quadriplegic, caused by a spinal cord injury through a motorcycle accident at the mere age of 16 BUT he did not want his condition to hold him back. He created Associação Salvador with the mission of promoting the integration of people with disabilities in society and improving their quality of life.

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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
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impACT stories #2: Are we working on the right side?

The initiative continues: after a successful launch, 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗔𝗖𝗧 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 go into round two so we can all find our #roletoplay​. For more discourse about impact, how to seek it, and how to really live it, Joe Santos, co-founder of Vencer Autismo and international speaker, will inspire each of us to think about the question: “Are We Working on the Right Side?” during his talk.

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Economics
Project
SDG
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FFMS - Study on the Housing Market

After a relatively inexpressive evolution in the 1990s and early 2000s, Portugal’s housing prices have been increasing in the recent past, with several consequences and impacts on society. Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's study aims to analyze different economic and social relevance issues related to the Portuguese real estate market.

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Economics
Project
SDG
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The Impact of IRC in the Portuguese Economy

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's research project contributes to the analysis of the impact that the tax system and its changes have on the Portuguese economic, social, and legal reality.

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Economics
Project
SDG
8

Fiscal Benefits Evaluation

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's project, commissioned by the Portuguese Tax Authority, aims to assess the economic impact of three capital tax benefits.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
8

Essays on financial frictions

For the past forty years, the global economy has faced many challenges, including the increasing complexity and sophistication of financial markets, which created a new type of frictions that were in the origin of several recessive episodes such as the 2008 financial crisis. In her PhD thesis, Erica Marujo analyzes the role of financial frictions as a source of business cycle fluctuations.

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Environment
Project
SDG
14

PESCARDATA2

PESCARDATA2 is a national study that aims to characterize recreational fishing that occurs in Portugal, encompassing two scopes: recreational fishing modalities and sports.

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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.

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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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