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Presentation of the results of the Business4DEV Project

On the 12 th of September, the results of the Business4SDGsProject will be presented by CESA – Centre for African and Development Studies, under the coordination of Professor Luís Mah (ISEG). 

The presentation will take place from 09.00 to 13.00, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Auditorium 3).

The project is financed by Camões – Institute for the Language and Cooperation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

A balance of progress to date and a debate on what is left to do will be carried out at this seminar, which will count with the presence of various professionals with national and international experience.

There will be simultaneuos translation.

Free entrance, subject to enrolment here


09.00 – 09.30
The Practice of Innovation 4 Development
Aleem Walji 
CEO of the A​ga K​han Foundation,​USA (Washington, USA)

09.30 – 10.00
Business4SDGs: ​Presentation of the results
Innovaztion for ~the Objectives of Sustainable Development (ODS)
Luís Bernardo

10.00 – 10.30
An Overview of Private Sector Engagement 4 Development
Shannon Kindornay
, Director​ of Policy, Research, and Practices – Canadian C​enter for International C​ooperation ​(Ottawa, Canada)

10.30 – 11.00​
Drivers of Sustainable Practice in Business Operations
Laura Kelly
, Director​ of the Shaping Sustainable Markets Research Group, I​nternational I​nstitute for the E​nvironment and D​evelopment (London, United Kingdom)

11.00 – 11.30 | Pause

11.30 – 13.00


Moderator:   Ana Luísa Silva CEsA, CSG-ISEG
António Saraiva, Chairman of CIP – ​the Business Confederation of Portugal
Bernardo Ivo Cruz, Executive Director of SOFID – ​Society for Financing Development
Laura Kelly
Shannon Kindornay
Susana Réfega
, Chair of the Portuguese Platform of NGOs