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Impactful Alumni: Meet João Duarte and Bárbara Coimbra

Meet João Duarte, founder of Impulso and Bárbara, Impulso's Community Manager. Impulso is a community of 850+ entrepreneurs and small businesses that prosper through collaboration. Their work is focused on creating opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow together.

Transforming shopping during Covid 19 in low income township in South Africa

In this episode, we look into Yebo Fresh. A startup that in its first year had to re-invent itself when lock-down first hit in South African, and, as a consequence, saw their volumes grow by thirty times almost overnight. Listen to the impact journey of this a groundbreaking enterprise supplying township communities with affordable on-demand business and home grocery deliveries – something unheard before!

Over one century of Pharmaceutical Innovation - Incremental Innovation and Strategic repositioning of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).

Not just only for your common headache! This century old product has an exciting story to tell about reinvention and staying relevant in today’s pharma market.

Who are the poorest and most vulnerable? And what are the options to endure the very cold winter that is coming?

In this 5th episode of the Zona de Impacto podcast, we talk about poverty in Portugal, which has increased in the pandemic, and energy poverty. This subject will be felt again this winter in a significant way in the homes of many Portuguese due to the bad thermal conditions and the vertiginous rise of energy prices. Listen to the analysis by Nova SBE Economics Professor Susana Peralta, together with students and researchers Mariana Esteves and Catarina Pintassilgo

Overcoming Competitive Pressures: “Making” vs. “Milking”

A fresh take on the classic theme of generic business strategies. A research insight written by Professor Afonso Almeida Costa.

Nova SBE Sustainability Journey'22

Check out how Nova SBE gathered more than 300 participants, 30 companies, and 60 speakers for the Nova SBE Sustainability Journey – an unprecedented collection of educational programs, conferences, and debates dedicated to sustainable development and the positive impact the school is committed to having on people, societies, and the planet.

Let's discuss students' evaluation?

In the last two years, because of the covid-19 pandemic, national exams did not count towards the conclusion of secondary subjects but only towards access to higher education. Does it make sense for this to become the rule from now on? The topic is analyzed and discussed in this episode of Zona de Impacto by researchers and students from Nova SBE Catarina Ângelo and Pedro Freitas, and Professor Ana Balcão Reis.

Using PROMs to evaluate care for people with chronic conditions

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) allow patients to report their health status before and after treatment and can be used to assess the quality of care. A number of countries collect PROMs from those with acute health problems and use this information in routine performance assessment. We address these challenges in our analysis of care delivered to patients with inflammatory chronic rheumatic disease in Portugal.

Impactful Alumni: Meet Bárbara Leão de Carvalho

A woman of multiple skills and initiatives that breathes impact and sustainability. We recorded two videos on different projects that she brought to life; this is one of them - an Impact Investment Fund. Join us and meet her.

Inspiring and building schools to break the poverty trap Uganda and Nepal

In this episode, learn about the exciting journey of 264. Education and its inspiring founders and how they build schools to tackle the source of poverty in impoverished communities in Uganda and Nepal. Wanting to provide every child with a fair chance in life no matter, this enterprise builds local partnerships at bottom of the pyramid. What are the limits, challenges, and opportunities lying ahead?

Incubating the Future in Africa

Learn how a business incubator is unleashing the power of business in Africa to bring prosperity in 10 countries through inclusive agribusinesses. This insightful journey with the enterprise 2SCALE was researched and put together by Lisa Antonissen, Luis Fernando Sosa Flores, Robert Fezer, Viktoria Schwarze, Tomás Ferreira Do Santos Laranjo.

Educating the Future of Madagascar

In this episode, we look into tensions and complexity for founders with a Western mindset encountered while setting up their impact enterprise in a BOP market (Madagascar) in the education sector. An analysis rooted in a frank and open conversation discussing the target group, affordability, scalability, and ethical concerns with the co-founder of the enterprise Future Madagaskar.

Mindsets have evolved, but women continue to be discriminated in the labor market. Why?

The statistics are known. Women have a higher qualification rate than men, but they earn worse (for equal jobs) and are more precarious. When it comes to reaching positions of responsibility, their lives are more difficult (and the bigger the companies, the worse). The topic is old, solutions take time to take effect, and the issue raises concern among young people. Marta Everard and Rita Mendes, Nova SBE students and members of the Women on Board club, explain how they envision their future work.

ZONA DE IMPACTO (2): Mental Health is not only our problem, it's also of organizations

Anticipating the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of higher education students, Nova SBE reorganized its student support services. Maria Penas and Mário Vaz, students at Nova SBE, talk about how covid-19 affected their entry into higher education.

Thirst Project Nova SBE: Newsletter April

This is a quick read (2-3 minutes) on what are the new ways of approaching the fight against thirst not only around the world but also in Thirst Project Nova SBE. Get to know the new projects of this team of more than 20 students of Nova SBE that constantly try to move people into helping in this cause, also know how to help and how scientific innovation is playing a part on this matter.

Sustainability and Impact Global Series (1): Innovation to Defeat Hidden Hunger

Nova SBE innovating in the teaching of impact and sustainability! A Master's course is inviting students to design and develop podcasts as their final assignment where they apply the theoretical content to a real enterprise solving unmet needs of the Bottom of the Pyramid.

Charts of the Month - March '22

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

Why Does This Chart Matter?

The number of recessions has declined since the Great Depression - is this a good thing?

Nova SBE students develop inspiring projects to "disrupt beauty 2030"

Nova SBE Students Once Again Among the Semifinalists of L'Oréal Brandstorm.

Why do female perceptions on climate change matter?

Our alumna Inês Maria Gonçalves led a team of young women to develop a consultation on girls' unique views and perceptions of climate change.

Thirst Project Nova SBE: Newsletter March

This is a quick read (2-3 minutes) on what are the new ways of approaching the fight against thirst not only around the world but also in Thirst Project Nova SBE. Get to know the new projects of this team of more than 20 students of Nova SBE that constantly try to move people into helping in this cause, also know how to help and how scientific innovation is playing a part on this matter.

What is the role of science and technology in ESG and Sustainability?

Listen to the new Podcast Cruzamento with Filipe Alfaiate, an award-winning entrepreneur focused on low and middle income countries and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Nova SBE.

“Responsible Minus Irresponsible (RMI) - A determinant of equity risk premia?”

Read the ESG-related thesis of a student that recently won a CFA Society Portugal award.