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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
17

Nova SBE Research Report 2020

Nova SBE published its 2020 Research Report, which showcases a selection of the projects and accomplishments of our research community. For the first time, it demonstrates how each research activity contributes to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
1
8
9

Gold mining in Burkina Faso: Who wins?

While the state benefits more from industrial than artisanal mining, only artisanal mines increase the consumption of local populations. Read through this research insight, co-authored by Victoire Girard, FCT Researcher at Nova SBE, and Rémi Bazilier, Professor of Economics, Patheon-Sorbonne University.

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Sustainability
Interview
SDG
17

Conversas com Impacto Podcast - with Luís Veiga Martins

Luís Veiga Martins participated in a recently launched Podcast - Conversas com Impacto [Conversations with Impact] to talk about Nova SBE's comprehensive and sustainable vision of business and economics, with a strong commitment to walk the talk, through the implementation of impact projects at various levels.

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Sustainability
Interview
SDG
17

Introducing the Nova Sustainable Way of Life: exclusive interview with Luís Veiga Martins

Nova SBE's Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Sustainable Impact & Chief Sustainability Officer was recently interviewed, and talked about our partnership with TOMRA and School's commitment and journey towards sustainability.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
1
10

Atrocities, murders, and untouchability: Measuring caste-based discrimination

How can we best measure inter-caste tension and discrimination in India? In this post, Victoire Girard highlights the limitations of using statistics compiled under the Prevention of Atrocities Act, which was implemented in 1989 to combat caste-based discrimination. She documents that reported murders of lower castes, or even averaged responses regarding untouchability in household surveys, appear to provide more consistent proxies of inter-group tensions across states.

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Leadership & People
Interview
SDG
17

A Caminho de Belém ¬ Road to Belem

Nova Debate recognizes the importance of an informed choice, so we challenged all the seven candidates to the Portuguese presidential elections to be subject to an interview aimed at the youth and conducted by our members. The results? Seven meaningful conversations that makes us understand who the candidates are and what they stand for.

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Finance
Project
SDG
8
17

The Rise of Crowd Funding to Small Business: Dynamic Impacts on Local Credit, Labor Markets, and Investments

Emanuele Rizzo, from the Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center, was granted the Lamfalussy Research Fellowship from the European Central Bank with a research project aiming to assess the impacts of crowdfunding to small businesses on local credit, labor markets and investments.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8
16
17

Do Diverse Political Views Increase Team Performance Value?

The study from Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center compares the performance of politically diverse teams and politically homogenous groups in the asset management industry.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
8
16
17

How Do Firms Respond To Demand Shocks?

The study from Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center examines the response of firms to domestic demand shocks based on the large and unanticipated shock to government spending in European periphery countries during the 2010-2011 sovereign debt crisis.

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Finance
Research insight
SDG
8

Which Entrepreneurs are Financially Constrainted?

The study from Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center investigates the financial constraints faced by different types of entrepreneurs.

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Education
Project
SDG
4
14
15

Summer School in "Spatial Analysis, Land Use and the Environment" in Lima, Peru

Summer School in “Spatial Analysis, Land Use and the Environment”, a partnership between Nova Environmental Economics Knowledge Center and Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru, took place in January 2020.

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Environment
Project
SDG
13
14

VALPRAD

VALPRAD, a research project of Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center, aims to investigate the ecological importance and estimate the economic value provided by seagrass meadows in the Sado Estuary for conservation purposes.

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Environment
Project
SDG
7

Evaluation of the social and environmental impacts of the production of biodiesel from recycling waste cooking oils

Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center research project aims to evaluate the production of biodiesel from recycling waste cooking oils and assess its environmental and social impacts.

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Environment
Project
SDG
13
15

ASEBIO - Assessment of the Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Well-being in Portugal

ASEBIO aims to quantify the impacts on Ecosystem services (ES) and trade-offs considering different policy scenarios affecting land cover change (LCC) for 2040. The project will provide a better understanding on the impact of LCC on ES, biodiversity and human well-being.

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Education
Project
SDG
4

BCG Case Challenge

The BCG Case Challenge is a consulting project designed by BCG to solve a specific NGO's problem, in which Nova SBE students work alongside BCG and the clients' teams to develop concepts, analyses, and recommendations. In 2019/20, the chosen organization was Teach for Portugal. Here you will find different testimonials on what it meant to participate in the Challenge, from different stakeholders' perspectives.

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Environment
Project
SDG
13
15

OPTIMUS PRIME – Optimal Greening of Irrigated Farmland to Achieve a Prime Environment

OPTIMUS PRIME aims to investigate the ecological benefits provided by the ecological focus areas of farmland areas, in order to provide guidelines aiming to increment benefits to ecosystem services and farmland producers.

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Environment
Project
SDG
13
15

Land Use Change in the Urban-Rural-Forest Interface

Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center research project aims to model private agents’ decisions about whether and when to convert their lands either to reversible or irreversible uses for policy purposes.

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Environment
Project
SDG
13
14

The Ocean Economy in Portugal: An Investors’ Guide

Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center developed a guide to provide potential investors with the most relevant up-to-date information on both established and emergent sectors that compose the blue economy in Portugal.

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Education
Project
SDG
4
9
17

New Intensive Training in Data Science, with Le Wagon

Nova SBE has launched its Data Science Bootcamp, an intensive training in Python for Data Science and advanced Machine Learning, in partnership with the world-leading coding bootcamp Le Wagon.

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Finance
Project
SDG
8
10
17

Identifying Crowdfunding Success Factors for Social Projects

Nova SBE Data Science Knowledge Center developed a predictive model that estimates the likelihood of a crowdfunding campaign reaching its goal.

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Economics
Opinion Article
SDG
1
16
17

Two sides of the aid debate and the way forward

In 2019, the developed world sent almost 156 billion dollars on foreign aid to developing countries. However, the debate around aid is fierce. For some this is not enough to ignite development, for others it is a poison trapping these countries in poverty. What is the way forward?

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Environment
Interview
SDG
12
14
17

Introducing the Nova Sustainable Way of Life: exclusive interview with Thomas Morgensten

Thomas Morgenstern, Vice president for Governmental Affairs Europe & Central Asia of TOMRA group, tell us about their ambition to be among the leaders of the resource revolution, which aims to replace the present system based on consumption and waste instead of the recovery of resources. Hear all about the reverse vending and smart solutions for a better tomorrow!

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Leadership & People
Opinion Article
SDG
4

The effects of overconfidence in job market signaling — an experimental approach

Education can work as a signal that workers send to employers to indicate their productivity. Since a worker’s productivity can only be observed after the employer has already hired him, they must rely on signs to predict which salary will be the most appropriate for a worker.

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Health
Opinion Article
SDG
3
11

India: the biggest lockdown in the world

The COVID 19 pandemic stopped the world. Most of the globe entered in quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, some with great success, others not so much. Now, we witness the consequences of the pandemic in one of the most populated countries in the world: India.

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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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