Sustainability Summit

Iscte Business School Sustainability Summit
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Towards a Sustainable Generation

2023 Topic: Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change


On October 25th and 26th, the Iscte Business School Sustainability Summit will take place, an event co-organized by the Iscte Business School, Iscte Sustainability and the student groups of Management (NEG), Marketing (NAMI), Economics (NAE), Data Science (NED), Industrial Management and Logistics (NAGIL), Human Resources (NERH) and Finance and Accounting (NEFC), together with Iscte Trading & Investment Club (ITIC) and Iscte Junior Consulting (IJC) organizations.

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During this event, you can participate in various activities: Keynotes, roundtables, workshops, challenges, and other activities.

Stay tuned for the agenda for the two-day event, which will be available on Instagram (@sustainability_summit_iscte; and in the AGENDA 2023 Edition.

If you have any doubts, please contact

AGENDA 2023 Edition

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To register for the following activities, access the form:

  • Climate Fresk Workshop (PT and ENG)
  • Dilemmas Workshop (PT)
  • Sewing Workshop (PT)
  • Plogging (PT and ENG)

25th October

09:00 - 10:30

Opening (Building 2; B203)

Maria João Cortinhal

Maria João Cortinhal, Dean Iscte Business School

Co-organizers representatives

Speaker: "Descarbonizar"


Catarina Roseta Palma

Catarina Roseta Palma, Iscte Business School

Short BIO:

Catarina Roseta-Palma is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She was Iscte's Director of Sustainability from 2018 to 2022. Her main research interests are in natural resource management, especially water, and in environmental policy. She worked as a consultant with Regional Water Boards (ARH Alentejo and Algarve) and INAG (Portuguese Water Authority), as well as the Portuguese Environment Ministry and the European Commission. She was in the Portuguese Commission for Green Fiscal Reform (2014). She is a member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, in whose conferences she regularly participates, and where she was elected EAERE Council Member for the period 2010-2013 (vice-president for 2012-2013). Among others, she is also in the Iberian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERNA), where she was a member of the Board in 2005-2011. She has taught Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Microeconomics at the undergraduate as well as graduate level. She is also involved in executive education programs in the area of Sustainability. 

Round Table on Climate Change


Catarina Roseta Palma

Catarina Roseta Palma, Iscte Business School


Marcelo Penteado, COO Planetiers

Marcelo Planetiers
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André Facote,  CEO Skizo

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Beatriz Guimarães, Sustainability Leader Nestlé

Beatriz Guimarães Nestle
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10:30 - 11:00

Break (Building 2; Atrium 2nd floor and 3rd floor terrace - if weather allows)

Sociedade Ponto Verde Lounge

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11:00 - 13:00

Climate Fresk Workshop (Building 2; C205)

(PT and ENG)

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A workshop to raise awareness of the causes, consequences and side-effects of climate change, based on the work of the IPCC (United Nations). A set of cards leads to the creation of a mural through cause-effect links between each card, deepening knowledge and uncovering new ones, focused on climate awareness.

11:00 - 12:00

Planetiers Meet up | Young Leaders 18/10 (Building 2; B203)


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Sérgio Ribeiro Planetiers
Sergio Ribeiro, CEO & Founder Planetiers

Marcelo Planetiers
Marcelo Penteado, COO Planetiers 

Planetiers would like to invite Iscte students to take part in an exclusive activity:

PWG Young Leaders is a Planetiers initiative to build a solid bridge between the university leaders of the future and the sustainable innovations of today.

It's a one-hour activity to present Planetiers World Gathering's vision of impact and legacy and showcase practical solutions from renowned partners and projects that are part of our global ecosystem.

The meeting aims to promote, mobilize, and sensitize the academic community to participate in the Planetiers World Gathering, the third edition of which will take place from 29 to 31 October in Aveiro.

12:00 - 13:00

Session with Sociedade Ponto Verde (Building 2; B203) 


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Afonso SPV

Afonso Noutel, Sociedade Ponto Verde


♻️ We're Sociedade Ponto Verde and we're challenging you - Wherever you are, always recycle!

Recycling is part of what we do, what we believe in and what we want to be.

Recycling is part of life for all of us, from the youngest to the oldest. It's a responsible and sustainable option that we want to promote to everyone, including you.

Can you assure us that you have already mastered packaging recycling, both at home and in the workplace?

If not, we offer you the solution to make the change. If your answer is yes, we believe in you, but here's an excellent opportunity to improve your knowledge.

Sociedade Ponto Verde presents the online action "Wherever you are, always recycle". This is a session in which we will address essential issues relating to sustainability and packaging recycling.

See you there!

14:30 - 15:30

Dilemmas Workshop (Building 2; C205)


A workshop on how to make certain Human Resources practices more sustainable, based on a debate between participants.

15:30 - 16:00

Break (Building 2; Atrium 2nd floor and 3rd floor terrace - if weather allows)

Sociedade Ponto Verde Lounge

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16:00 - 17:00

Plogging (Building 1; Patio)

(PT and ENG)

🏃🏻 Have you ever considered using your runs or walks to collect rubbish? This activity consists of putting on your running gear or backpack while picking up rubbish around the ISCTE Lisbon campus.

🌱 It's a way of doing sport, preserving the environment and contributing to a cleaner world.

♻️ We'll provide gloves and rubbish bags.

MAP of the activity:

Mapa plogging

26th October

09:00 - 10:30

Opening (Building 2; B203)

Ana Simaens

Ana Simaens, Associate Dean for Engagement and Impact Iscte Business School

Co-organizers representatives

Speaker: "The Implications of Generative AI in the Future of Management" 


João Guerreiro

João Guerreiro, Iscte Business School

Generative AI is reshaping the contours of management as we know it. This presentation explores this transformative shift by going through the genesis of generative models, their role in management strategies, and the ethical challenges they pose. This session will explore their increasingly pivotal role in contemporary management strategies, from content creation to customer engagement. But with great power comes great responsibility. As we navigate the potential of these tools, we will also confront the ethical challenges they pose, discussing the implications for consumer privacy, authenticity, and the broader societal impacts.

Short BIO:
João Guerreiro is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa - Iscte in Portugal. He also holds the position of Vice-Director at Iscte's Business Research Unit (BRU). His research interests primarily revolve around the technological shifts in Marketing, with publications discussing the business implications of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, he has contributed to top journals on subjects like sustainability and cause-related marketing. Some of the journals featuring his work include the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and European Journal of Marketing.

Round Table on Artificial Intelligence 



Ana Maria Almeida

Ana Maria de Almeida, ISTA


João Guerreiro

João Guerreiro, Iscte Business School

Daniela Costa Prime Group

Daniela Costa, Executive Director Prime Group

Inês Vaz Pereira

Inês Vaz Pereira, Partner EY - People Advisory Services

10:30 - 11:00

Break (Building 2; Atrium 2nd floor and 3rd floor terrace - if weather allows)

Sociedade Ponto Verde Lounge

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11:00 - 12:00

Workshop Influencers (Building 2; B203)

Mel Barros

Mel Barros

Salomé Santos

Salomé Santos

Beatriz Beles

Beatriz Beles,

Mariana Silva

Mariana Silva, Fundadora da Ethica,

♻️ Come and learn how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle!

👩‍💻 We're excited to share with you our next workshop: discover how influencers embrace sustainable lifestyles make conscious and eco-friendly decisions!

🧩 Don't miss the opportunity to explore and be inspired by innovative ideas and practical solutions for a greener world!

14:00 - 16:00

Sewing Workshop (Building 2; D105)

(PT | limited to 10 people)

 Elisa Nobre

Elisa Nobre 

Fátima Bibes

Fátima Bibes

Join us on 26 October at 2pm in room D105 for an exciting sewing workshop, suitable for all levels! If you have a sewing machine, bring it with you, and even if you don't, don't let that stop you and come along!

In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn the essential sewing techniques. However, the special touch of this event is the chance to give new life to those forgotten items of clothing in your wardrobe! ✨👚

Remember those trousers you no longer wear or that skirt that's been there for ages? We'll show you how to transform them into something completely new!

This is your chance to unleash your creativity and embrace a more sustainable approach to fashion! Come and change the world with your own hands! ♻️👖

Short BIOS:

Elisa Nobre, a native of Vila Franca de Xira, started at the age of 12 by unpicking her clothes and recreating them to learn how to sew. At 13, she started working at the Copacabana swimsuit factory, where she improved her skills. She has a long history of working on television, in programs such as "Dança Comigo", "The Voice" and "Globos de Ouro".

Fátima Bibes, a native of Redondo, discovered her passion for sewing at the age of 12 when she saw her mother sewing. She learned from videos and later honed her skills with seamstress Elisa Nobre. She specializes in making costumes for dance schools and is also known for making Miss Queen Portugal 2023's dress.

16:00 - 16:30

Break (Building 2; Atrium 2nd floor  and 3rd floor terrace - if weather allows)

Sociedade Ponto Verde Lounge

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16:30 - 17:30

Business Case (Building 2; B203)

In collaboration with Associação CAIS


On the last day of the event, registration for the Business Case – Associação Cais was opened. This contest is about a challenge faced by Associação Cais – a Social Solidarity Association whose mission is to contribute to the overall improvement of the living conditions of homeless, socially and economically vulnerable people in situations of deprivation, exclusion and risk. The challenge is to create the 30th Anniversary Event for Associação CAIS. The specific objectives of this challenge will be shared by email to the registered teams. 

Who can take part? Teams of Bachelor's and/or Master's students. 

What is the contest language? Portuguese.

How many members can each team have? Teams must have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 4 members. 

How is it going to work? 

On 06/11/2023 all the members of each team will receive an email with information about the Business Case and the criteria for evaluating it. The teams will have 15 days to respond. The response must be sent in a set of slides in PDF format (there are no restrictions on the number of slides or specific formatting) to the following email address ( by 23:59 on 20/11/2023.  

What is the deadline for resolving the Business Case? November 6th – November 20th (15 days).

Who will be the jury? The jury will be made up of one member from each of the following organizations: Iscte Business School, Associação CAISIscte Junior Consulting (IJC) and the Núcleo de Estudantes de Finanças e Contabilidade do Iscte (NEFC). 

Business Case Form Registration here

Registrations are open until November 3rd