Editorial from
Sustainable & Impact Department @ Nova SBE
December 29, 2022
4. Quality education

4. Quality education

Ensure access to inclusive, quality and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

8. Decent work and economic growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

17. Partnerships for the goals

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

Research Report is now included within the Nova SBE Road to Impact Report

And you can click here to read it!

Nova SBE’s Research Report with all the significant research projects developed by the school’s research unit is, for the first time, included within the Nova SBE Road to Impact Report, which displays the school’s activities and performance toward sustainability.  The report presents the diverse programs, projects, and initiatives that allowed Nova SBE and its community in 2020/21 to answer some of the biggest challenges humanity faces nowadays and consolidate its journey to co-create a more collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable social and economic reality under the SDGs Agenda contribution and goals. Read or download the Nova SBE Road to Impact Report here.

Sustainable & Impact Department @ Nova SBE

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A new decade full of challenges

Becoming the first continent in the neutral world is the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity of our times. Portugal was one of the first countries to answer this challenge by approving its 2050 roadmap.

Nice Dress in the Closet, Big Weight in the Shoulders

Dressing up fashionably is becoming an increasingly mindless task. Shop windows change every two weeks with new collections and t-shirts may cost as low as 5$. Amazing, right? You can be on-trend without ruining your budget. Besides, according to some well-known economists such as John Maynerd Keynes, you are contributing to the growth of your economy the more you consume. 

The importance of data and statistic analysis to the achievement of the SDGs

This paper was written, by a student, as a brief discussion of one of the topics presented in the Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The importance of Data for the achievement of the SDGs is a consensual topic over demographic and organs. Decision-makers require data and statistics that are precise, timely, suitably disaggregated, pertinent, available, and simple to use to properly implement and track progress on the SDGs. Over time, both the quantity and quality of data have gradually increased. Data literacy must be improved at all levels of decision-making, and statistical competence still needs to be strengthened. The data producers and users from various data systems will need to work together on this. In order to solve the complex issues surrounding sustainable development, it will also be necessary to create new methods for producing and using data and statistics.

What changed at Santander

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


Partnerships for Progress: The Role of Universities in Achieving the SDGs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This paper was hold by students in the following of Global Impact Mindset: UN SDG Module of NOVA SBE. The article highlights the crucial role of partnerships between universities, governments, and communities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The article argues that these partnerships can help universities in LMICs to address the challenges of expanding research and academic capacity while maintaining equitable access, promote equitable access to education and research, and design solutions that are responsive to the unique needs and challenges facing these groups. The article also emphasizes that universities in LMICs can act as a bridge between different sectors, facilitating collaboration and cooperation towards the common goal of sustainable development.

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