Impactful stories
Editorial from
Martim Pipa
Alumnus and Former TA at Nova SBE; Currently Consultant at Deloitte
November 16, 2022
17. Partnerships for the goals

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Collaboration between Nova SBE and companies creates value in the local municipality of Cascais

Economic 1st responders & the perspective of an Alumnus, who acted as a Mentor in representation of Deloitte, partner of this initiative

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought numerous economic challenges to our country and, in particular, to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to mitigate these challenges, Cascais Municipality launched a program of direct and specialized support to the local business ecosystem.


This program –Economic 1st respondents - aimed to ensure a set of services specialized in tax, legal, operational and management matters throughout the crisis management cycle facing SMEs, namely in emergency response, economic recovery and business normalization. To respond to each of these axes of the crisis management cycle,a multidisciplinary team was created, consisting of elements from the Cascais Municipality, Deloitte, DNA Cascais, AECC and Nova SBE.

The know-how and competencies that each entity brought to the program were fundamental to its success. Together, we were able to:

i) Create an SME supporting line, which helped numerous companies and individual entrepreneurs;

ii) Organize webinars to raise awareness on the kind of existing measures and support at their disposal; and

iii) Disseminate the reports/tools developed by the 50 Nova SBE students under the supervision of Deloitte and DNA Cascais, within the scope of the Role to Play initiative.

The collaboration with Nova SBE and, in particular, with the students who were involved was areal privilege. For the way they collaborated within and between teams, how they voluntarily embraced the challenges, for the immense creativity shown in each project, for their ability to remind us that we all can be change agents and, above all, for the direct and positive impact that this project achieved, at such unprecedented and adverse times in our economy.

Martim Pipa
Alumnus and Former TA at Nova SBE; Currently Consultant at Deloitte

Keep reading

Follow the leader: Using videos to make information on resource revenue management more relevant

Under the theme of Economic Development in Africa, the NOVAFRICA@Nova SBE seminar series hosts a variety of international speakers. This seminar invited Christa Brunnschweiler, University of East Anglia.

Refugees: In desperate need

Cátia Batista, scientific director of Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center, was invited by SIC Notícias to express her opinion on the irregular migration to Portugal.

Essays on job and unemployment protection: the impacts on unemployment duration, wages, and fertility

In her PhD thesis, Marta Lopes analyses the impact of job and unemployment protection on unemployment duration, wages, and fertility.

Charts of the Month - March '22

Gas Shortages, Oil Exports, LatAm VC Investments, YTD Sector Returns, GBTC Conversion, Impact vs ESG, and the Foo.


Peak performance: Kilimanjaro leadership quest

In September 2023, Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) made history as 16 faculty and staff members embarked on an extraordinary journey — the Kilimanjaro Leadership Quest. This ambitious project saw the team conquer Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, imparting invaluable leadership, teamwork, and sustainability lessons.

Subscribe our weekly newsletter

By subscribing to the Nova SBE Role to Play newsletter, you can stay up-to-date on the latest articles posted on the website.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

We all have a role to play

We are on a mission to be a community dedicated to the development of talent and knowledge that impacts the world.

With just ten years to go, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver the 2030 promise. We want to take a stand and we are calling on our community to showcase how they are contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, whilst influencing more and more people to unravel their role to play.

Here, you will find four different ways your ideas can flourish, dialogue can be enhanced, and action can take place. You can choose one or all four, and Nova SBE will be there to support you all the way and guarantee tangible change.

We all have a role to play, and this is your way in.