By organizing the Nova SBE Sustainability Journey, Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) took another step forward towards the development of knowledge and initiatives that contribute to a more just and sustainable world, which was reinforced with the first edition of the Nova SBE Role to Play Awards, one of the pivotal moments of the event.
One of the highlights of the Nova SBE Sustainability Journey, an event with several conferences and debates dedicated to sustainability, was the launch and awarding of the first edition of the Nova SBE Role to Play Awards. These are meant to distinguish the contribution of the entire Nova SBE community toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda.
The Nova SBE Role to Play Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the contribution of all Nova SBE stakeholders, in different areas, to the SDG Agenda. These awards are the materialization of every contribution that empowers the school’s positive impact. They are named after the Nova SBE Role to Play platform, which presents every project, initiative, and opportunity the school actively works on to achieve a more collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable social and economic reality.
Three categories were identified – PhD thesis, Impactful Alumni, and Corporate Partner Initiative – to launch and award the first edition of the Nova SBE Role to Play Awards and thus distinguish some of the valuable contributions made in sustainability in 2021.
The Impactful Alumni recognition was awarded to João Rafale Brites, Director of Growth and Innovation at How Good, while the Best Phd Thesis 2021 was awarded to Eduardo Costa for the study Essays on Health Economics. The 2021 Corporate Partner Initiative distinction was awarded to the Amélia de Mello Foundation for the 40-year partnership with Nova SBE that has fostered and contributed to proper social mobility.
After this gleeful celebratory moment, the second edition of the Nova SBE Role to Play Awards is already being prepared by establishing an official regulation and launching open applications.
By organizing an event solely dedicated to sustainability, Nova SBE is contributing to a better future, something that is reinforced by these awards that recognize the talent and purpose of this community leading by example.