Stockholm Get Together, Alumni Book Launch, Social Impact Day and Free movie Tickets


Find bellow a selection of conferences and events taking place next month:

// Nova Cultural Week - Join the Facebook Event here
November 12th to 16th | Carcavelos Campus

Nova Student’s Union invites all alumni to enjoy Nova Cultural Week: exhibitions, cinema session, literature, live music, and much more!


// Social Impact Day - Check the event's agenda here and the Facebook Event here
November 13th, 10.00 am – 08.00 pm | Hovione Atrium

The Social Impact Day will gather some of the most important participants in the social ecosystem – socially impactful organizations, alumni, corporate and institutional partners, and faculty members.


// Book Launch “Em Timor - Histórias de um casal em missão “ with Duarte Castro
November 13th, 07.00 pm | Alumni Lounge, Ming C. Hsu Executive Hall
*Session in Portuguese

Four years after graduating, Duarte Castro, BSc in Management '99, moved to Timor-Leste with his wife to serve for one year as a volunteer with the portuguese NGO Leigos para o Desenvolvimento. Next Tuesday, Duarte will share his adventure, his mission, and some stories of the Timor people he met, at the launch of his book "Em Timor - Histórias de um casal em missão".


// “12 Rules for Life” by Jordan Peterson
November 15th, 07.00 pm | Carcavelos Campus - room TBD
Registration is mandatory - here

Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson will be at Nova SBE next Thursday to talk about the 12 Rules for Life: discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into twelve wide-ranging essays, practical and profound.


// Social Impact Talk with Stanley Anyetei, Impact Investor at Triodos Investments
November 22th, 05.30 pm | Room B010
Registration is mandatory - here

Stanley Anyetei is an investment banker with 15 years experience in the financial industry and currently at Triodos Investments, an impact-investing firm that manages direct investments in a variety of sectors including energy and climate, inclusive development and sustainable agriculture across the globe. After several years working within the banking industry, Stanley is now specializing in financial inclusion in Africa and his new challenge is to work with investors, entrepreneurs and enterprises to create sustainable models in social impact and financial inclusion.


// BPI Conference on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation
November 26th, 09.00 am - 05.00 pm

Nova SBE will host a conference on entrepreneurial finance and innovation. Our guest speakers include Shai Bernstein (Stanford), Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (LSE) and Gustavo Manso (Berkeley), and topics range from the role of accelerators, the contribution of immigrants to innovation, how recessions affect innovation and the impact of financial constraints on entrepreneurship. Stay tuned at the Nova SBE Alumni LinkedIn Group to know all details.


// Stockholm Get Together
November 28th - 06.30 pm | YUC Mexican, 15 Norrtullsgatan | Odenplan Confirm your presence here

Do you live in Stockholm? Are you actually by chance planning to be there late this month? Then you should accept Manuel Antunes challenge and get together with Nova SBE alumni at YUC Mexican next November 28th.


// Rodrigo Leão
November 28th | Jerónimo Martins Grand Auditorium

The Academy of Purpose, an initiative from the Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center, invited Rodrigo Leão to play at Nova SBE’s Carcavelos Campus. Stay tuned at the Nova SBE Alumni LinkedIn Group to know all details.


/// “Carga” – we have movie tickets for you!
November 8th to 21st

Tim Vieira, member of Nova SBE’s Advidory Council and executive producer of the movie "Carga”, invites the alumni community to the cinema. If you are planning on going to the movies some time this month, just write to the Alumni Office asking for a free ticket for two.




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Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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 Book suggested by Nova SBE Professor Carmen Lages.

Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness.

Coming to Our Senses provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

Is Data Science for Social Good Tackling Global Challenges?

Data is transforming the world, challenging the way we think and serving some of the most powerful companies. But, can we use it to serve social good?

The project Data Science for Social Good was born with this purpose at Chicago University, in 2013. A partnership between the Municipality of Cascais and Nova SBE brought the project to Europe in 2017. Its summer program trains data scientists close to the government and ONGs to solve real problem in different areas of public interest, such as education, health or safety through data mining, machine learning and big data.

The final presentations of the 2018 Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe will take place on August 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Nova School of Business & Economics’ Carcavelos Campus, followed by lunch. Get your ticket 2018 for the Summit of the Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe here.

datascience fellows

This event will bring together data scientists and policy and decision-makers from all over the world who have been intensively working together for the last three months to solve some of the most pressing societal challenges of the 21st century. To do this, fellows worked hand in hand with project partners to achieve one common goal:

Join the event and learn if:

  • Can inspectors get to an incident before it happens?
  • Can we know who is at risk of being long-term unemployed?
  • Can we identify who are the children at risk of non-vaccination?
  • How can we promote sustainable tourism solutions?

Dying for a Paycheck by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Miguel Pina Cunha Book suggestion

Are you logged at your business e-mail at your mobile? Do you have your mobile always with you?

Although it is not referred at your job description or at your employment contract, today this is an expected practice at a working environment.

We do all know that due to technology we work 24 daily hours, increasing the stress levels and the burnout causes. However it has an opposite effect on productivity.

Based on robust empirical work, this book reveals the effects of inadequate management and contemporary work culture on people, companies and society while it offers some clues to address the problem.

Hear from the Nova SBE Fellows

Raúl Galamba, MBA ’89, challenged Nova School of Business & Economics to launch a merit-based scholarship to award the best MSc talent in the school. Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence celebrates not only academic excellence, but also proven contribution to society (sports, social causes, entrepreneurship). The program is a talent development platform where fellows are awarded a scholarship and the opportunity to attend a set of activities to leverage their potential and their inspiring contribution to society and the world.

Hear from the 1st generation of Nova SBE Fellows:



The future of our world, of our society, depends on the skills, the values, and attitude we develop in the young generations. This program attracts, trains, and develops young talent to have a responsible impact in the organizations, in our society, and in the world in general. Meet the 2017/2018 Nova SBE Fellows, their background and aspirations and be inspired by how much they accomplish and how they manage to change the world with their deeds.

The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence promotes an ecosystem where energy and creativity turn into deeds, setting the foundations of a future that is based on the values of openness, worldliness, and connectivity that define Nova School of Business & Economics’ mission and inspire students to foster creativity, responsibility and most of all their own talent.

The future begins

Every day someone like you, mindful and willing, joins us in this bold ambition of creating a top school based in Portugal to welcome the world and act upon it. This project is the collective vision of a community of insight and enterprise.

900 individual donors already joined us on building a brighter future. From those, 6% of Nova SBE Alumni got involved with the project and joined forces to invite their fellow colleagues and friends to embark on this journey.



The Classes of MSc in Finance ’11, BSc in Economics ’78 and MBA ‘89 are taking the lead on alumni participation rate thanks to the engagement and enthusiasm of their class representatives. It is remarkable how the alumni involved found on the project the opportunity of telling their stories, honor colleagues or discuss ideas to promote the growth of Nova SBE community.

The progress of this campaign is a milestone in the history of Nova SBE and of Portugal. €5.000.000 + have already been raised by individual donations but we challenge you to join us on building the future. With your contribution history can be made again: accomplish 10% of Nova SBE Alumni involvement by September 2018.

To celebrate this project we are pleased to welcome all the Nova SBE Community to visit the School of the Future and attend the “Hello Carcavelos” Alumni Party in September 29th (get your ticket here).