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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.

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Leadership & People
Interview
SDG
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Interview with Joana Lé - Vice President of The Nova Leadership for Impact Student Club

Joana Lé talks about her role in the club as well as the work of LFI.

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Economics
Opinion Article
SDG
4

Charts of the Month - December '21

The Lykeion author Tim Purcell talks us through Inflation, A Generational Shift in Fund Flows, Looking Forward to the US Dollar and Oil, and a Little Lykeion Fun

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Economics
Opinion Article
SDG
4

Charts of the Month - January '22

The Lykeion author Tim Purcell talks us through the Fed Funds Rate, Yields & Mortgages, The Growth Equation, Sustainability to Impact and Tennis.

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Management
Opinion Article
SDG
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101 in Sustainable Finance

Manuel Antunes explains why the success or failure of this new investment framework will highly depend on data availability and accuracy, something that needs to significantly improve before sustainable finance can really become mainstream.

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Management
Opinion Article
SDG
12

Measuring Sustainability

Manuel Antunes explains why claiming an ESG investment as an “investment for good” is, today, still an exercise of wishful thinking.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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The Carbon Story: Credits, Offsets, and Sinks

Manuel Antunes elaborates on how different carbon programs mechanically work and what they are intended to actually accomplish

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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Green Bonds' Premium & Sustainability-Linked Debt

Manuel Antunes explains why green bonds have a premium and what sustainability-linked debt is solving for.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
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Carbon Markets: Trading and Voluntary Schemes

Manuel Antunes clarifies the differences between trading and voluntary schemes, as well as pointing out what's great and less so about them.

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Sustainability
Opinion Article
SDG
7

The European Energy Crisis

Manuel Antunes explains how this crisis centers on the intersection of bad weather for wind energy generation and decades of poor policy planning.

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Management
Opinion Article
SDG
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Too much ESG, too little impact

Manuel Antunes elaborates on why labeling impact funds correctly matters more than you might think.

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Environment
Opinion Article
SDG
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COP26: The Glass ‘Half Full’ and ‘Half Empty’

Manuel Antunes goes beyond the headlines and highlights the good and bad of COP26.

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Innovation
Project
SDG
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SDG Journey Program: a new initiative to identify Nova SBE’s SDG Ambassadors

Two CEMS’ representatives joined Role to Play to draw a new program that promises to unite the community to contribute even further for the SDG Agenda. They are Melusine and Charlotte. Get to know them and the project!

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Health
Opinion Article
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Expanding leadership and management at medical schools: a must have – an opinion from a clinical perspective

Professionals in the field have demonstrated the need of better training to deal with the clinical reality. Should medical schools team-up with business schools to make their curricula more multidisciplinary?

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Marketing and Sales
Research insight
SDG
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Marketing with Purpose Insights with Carmen Lages

Professor Carmen Lages takes us through the talks from the Marketing with Purpose International Colloquium, a joint organization by Nova SBE and the Amélia de Mello Foundation that we will be recapping in following posts.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
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ZONA DE IMPACTO, EP 1: Ending world poverty through migration

Is international migration the best way to fight poverty in the world? What are the benefits for those who welcome migrants? How to reduce irregular migration to Europe? These are some of the topics discussed by Rita Neves, Vítor Cavalcante and Cátia Batista, based on the research they developed through NOVAfrica both in Portugal and in Africa. Listen to this debate in this first episode of Zona de Impacto.

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Innovation
Project
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MAZE Impact: 4 years of Social Impact Bonds

Portugal has been leading the way for social innovation worldwide and is now the third country in the world with more Social Impact Bonds. Learn more about this innovative tool that aligns incentives of private investors, social organizations, and public sector entities.

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Health
Opinion Article
SDG
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Baby steps towards transparency in Portugal: disclosing financial transactions between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals

The public is becoming increasingly aware of the need for transparency in the financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals. Ana Moura discusses Portugal’s improvement efforts and leaves an insight on what is still to be done on the topic.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
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Portugal, Social Balance 2021

“Portugal, Balanço Social” is a yearly report which aims to draw a socioeconomic portrait of Portuguese families and provide a basis for cross-sectional discussion on poverty and social exclusion in the country. This second edition was launched this January and you can learn more about it here.

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Leadership & People
Interview
SDG
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The need for personal and professional life balance

In an interview with Pontos de Vista, Silvia Rodriguez speaks about her leadership journey and the importance of finding a balance between personal and professional life, integrating fulfilling and meaningful projects, and embracing a journey of continuous growth and development.

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Education
Interview
SDG
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Daniel Traça: “Times change and the world demands that we change ahead”

In an interview with Jornal Económico, Daniel Traça speaks about the responsibility that University has to help the future become more optimistic and how Nova SBE wants to set an example. The focus on new areas of science and societal challenges, proximity to companies, and the innovation ecosystem are parts of the strategy.

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Leadership & People
Podcasts
SDG
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Leadership and team management: “The new leader knows how to take advantage of flexibility.”

In the first episode of the podcast “Business@Speed” by PHC Software, Pedro Neves discussed the impact and future of leadership at a time when human capital management is particularly important. Some of the topics addressed include the importance of understanding how companies can respond to the challenges, which mistakes should not be repeated, and the solutions that can facilitate this entire process.

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Economics
Podcasts
SDG
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ECONOMY: Is the future exclusively in cities?

Over time, history has shown that cities continue to be perceived as the El Dorado of hope for so many people who, having a difficult life in places far from the big cities, look to them as the remedy for their problems. But is it really in the cities that the solution relies upon? Cátia Batista addresses this topic and explains why there is no single answer because, just like countries, cities, and people are not all the same, circumstances also determine the possible solutions for each one.

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Innovation
Podcasts
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Sustainability: Is it the future?

In this episode of the Podcast Cruzamento Daniel Traça speaks about sustainability, our country's opportunities in this area, and the creation and attraction of talent.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
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Pandemic impacts on access to cross-border medical services (medical tourism)

Faced with treatment unavailability in their countries, patients have historically travelled to USA seeking for help. This movement, known as medical tourism, has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent freezing of borders. Irving Stackpole, gives us an analysis of the variables affecting the medical tourism market and its predictions for the post pandemic period.

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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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