Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center

Empower for Progress

Leadership for Impact (LFI) is Nova SBE's Knowledge Center committed to make a change in societal grand challenges.

As the world grows afflicted by challenges such as poverty, inequality and climate change, we feel the urge to make a stop to this and challenge the way to do things. Steer leadership to social innovation, so we can gradually make the world safer, more socially and environmentally sustainable, and create a positive impact in the way people live. 

That's why we focus on positive leadership research, knowledge and insights that drive society towards progress. We join forces with key partners to also conduct social innovation projects that help in the transition to a more sustainable world.

Let’s foster a new mindset, co-create impactful solutions and build knowledge, together.

Joana Castro e Costa
Executive Director,
Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center

Nova SBE has come a long way in the social scope

Since 2010, Nova SBE is pushing towards social impact, with the mission of being a community dedicated to the development of talent and knowledge that impacts the world.

The Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center is a key piece to achieve that mission, having created projects and programs such as the Master’s in Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Inclusive Community Forum, the Social Leapfrog, amongst other impactful projects.

years of existence
4
years of existence
members
43
members
members in our advisory board
12
members in our advisory board
projects
8
projects
Peer-reviewed research articles published (2020)
13
Peer-reviewed research articles published (2020)
partners
7
partners
engaged students in 2021
+100
engaged students in 2021

Leadership for Impact’s focus on societal problems

Since January 2018, the Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center is leading the way in Nova SBE´s ecosystem to face societal problems. In the next 5 years, LFI will be addressing the following social issues (and their respective Sustainable Development Goals):

  • Inclusion and Diversity – SDGs 4, 5, 8, 10 & 16
  • Strenghtening the Social Sector – SDGs 16 & 17
  • Education for the Future – SDGs 4 & 8
  • Well-being and Health Prevention – SDG 3
  • Inequality and Poverty traps in developed countries – SDGs 1 & 10

 

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Flagship initiatives
Projects

Flagship initiatives

In the Leadership for Impact we apply and share knowledge to foster social change and make our world more empathic and sustainable. We’ve had our hands full with all our projects. Take a closer look and see what we’ve been working on.

What we have accomplished so far
Reports

What we have accomplished so far

Looking back at our path shows how much we have evolved and in which direction we want to continue going. Discover in more details our activities and accomplishments in our Annual Report.

Leadership and social innovation wisdom
Publications

Leadership and social innovation wisdom

Years of research and knowledge in numerous publications by our faculty members. Check their work in the link below.

Who is behind our Knowledge Center
People

Who is behind our Knowledge Center

A leading team makes all the difference. We have highly qualified and enthusiastic people working to make an impact. Get to know their profiles.