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      We are  

Enablers that believe in partnerships, making bridges, working shoulder-to-shoulder with our chain of value to achieve and sustain innovative impact over time.

A HYBRID ORGANIZATION

Positive Benefits is simultaneously composed by an Enterprise and a Non-Profit Association. 

 

The impact innovation enterprise was founded in 2009 as one of the first social business in Portugal with rd&i and consulting services working in several countries in Africa and Europe.

 

The impact innovation non-profit was founded in 2016 to complement the existing enterprise in order to deploy the incubation services with impact investors, mostly in Europe and Africa with universities, other non-profits and private impact investors.

A Team of Teams, resources catalysts, getting together all stakeholders in a common goal, with partners, clients and impact investors, discovering societal neglected problems and providing, together, high impact solutions

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MAFALDA SARMENTO

Degree in Industrial Design from ESADE  and Masters in Development studies from ISCTE-IUL. The founder and Board President from PB non-profit and associate partner of PB company is a Social Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, a specialist in Social Innovation. Also collaborating with GIRL MOVE,  IES – Social Business School and evaluator of La Caixa and other impact investors.

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NUNO FRAZÃO

Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology and Master's in Development studies from ISCTE-IUL. The founder and Vice-President PB non-profit and partner of PB company is a Social Entrepreneur and Businessman, specialist in sustainability, Social Innovation and Impact Investment. Also evaluator of the European Commission research programs and other impact investors.

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PEDRO PÓVOA

Master Degree in Environmental Engineering  from FCT Universidade Nova de Lisboa and PhD in Energy from IST-UL. Board Member of PB non-profit and PB company partner is an entrepreneur and Businessman, a specialist in sustainability, Water, Sanitation and Energy.  World Bank consulter and evaluator of the European Commission research programs and other impact investors.

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BOARD

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JOANA PAIS

Undergraduate studies in International relations from Lusiada University, Master's Degree in African Studies from ISCTE and PhD Education, Doctor of Philosophy from Lancaster University. Board Member of PB non-profit and other non-profit organizations. Senior Research Associate @ RECIRCULATE Global Challenge Research Fund from Lancaster University. 

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VIOLETA LAPA

Degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation from Universidade de Lisboa. Board Member of PB non-profit. Businesswomen, social entrepreneur founder and CEO of Oceans and Flow.

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ADVISORY BOARD

ANTÓNIO CÔRTE-REAL FRAZÃO

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Degree in Electric Engineering  from Tecnico Lisboa from Universidade de Lisboa and AESE business management master. General Assembly President of PB non-profit, PB company Associate Partner and TESE Advisory Board. Entrepreneur and Businessman, a specialist in sustainability, Water, Sanitation and Energy. 

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RICARDO CARVALHO

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports from Universidade de Lisboa. Positive Benefits Advisory Board and Social Innovations Sports founder. Businessman, tech entrepreneur: Infordesporto, TIMWE. Cofina Consultant, Global Board Member of Mobile Ecosystem Forum, Startup Lisboa Mentor.

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OPERATIONAL TEAM

SARA BARROCA

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Sports from Lisbon University.  Entrepreneur. Positive Benefits Junior Consultant and Social Innovations Sports manager.

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MARTA ALMEIDA FERNANDES

Bachelor's Degree in Communication Design from IADE and Post-Graduation in Advertising from IED Barcelona. Businesswoman, entrepreneur:  CaUsa, Almeida Fernandes, Miss Can.

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ANA LÚCIA
VARELA

Law degree, with several postgraduate courses in Portugal and abroad, has collaborated with the National Institute of International Relations (IPRI Nova) . Human Rights expert, particularly in the area of ​​immigration and asylum with twenty years of professional experience in these areas, in particular in the care and legal monitoring of NPT, asylum seekers, refugees and beneficiaries of international protection.

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CATARINA
MARQUES

Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at Minho University. Post-graduation in public policy. Social Entrepreneur and specialist in Hybrid Organizations and Social Innovation. Positive Benefits external Consultant and Sustainability program coordinator at Lusíadas Saúde.  MOVE Board President. 

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MARTIM
LOMELINO

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Sports from Universidade da Madeira. Master student in Sports Management from Faculdade de Motricidade Humana and Coaching Course - Football -  UEFA C Licence. Positive Benefits Junior Consultant and Social Innovations Sports manager.

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BERNARDO

FARIA

Bachelor's Degree in Economics from NOVA SBE. Positive Benefits Junior Consultant and Social Innovations Sports consultant.

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ACCELERATIONS, INCUBATIONS AND SPIN OFFS 

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PARTNERS

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CLIENTS

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IMPACT INNOVATION INVESTORS

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