A hybrid impact innovation organization composed by an enterprise (founded in 2009)  and a non-profit association (founded in 2016) focuses on rd&i, consulting, impact investment and incubation.  Composed of highly specialized researchers and consulters, with specialized expertise on Sustainability and Social Innovation

to enable the Sustainable Development Goals.



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.


Founded in 2016 complementing the existing enterprise in order to deploy the impact investment and incubation services working mostly in Europe with non-profits and impact investors.



A Team of Teams, catalysts of resources with the objective of discovering societal neglected problems and high impact solutions and to make it happen.

Nuno Frazão

Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from FCT Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Master's in Development studies from ISCTE-IUL. The Positive Benefits CEO is a Social Entrepreneur and Businessman, specialist in sustainability, Social Innovation and Impact Investment. 

Mafalda Sarmento

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from ESADE  and Masters in Development studies from ISCTE-IUL. The Positive Benefits Director is a Social Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, a specialist in Social Innovation. Also collaborating with GIRL MOVE and  IES – Social Business School.



Pedro Póvoa

Master Degree in Environmental Engineering  from FCT Universidade Nova de Lisboa and PhD in Energy from IST-UL. Entrepreneur and Businessman, a specialist in sustainability, Water, Sanitation and Energy. Positive Benefits Advisory Board and Associate Partner, Innovation Manager at Águas do Tejo Atlântico.

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.


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 Junior Consultant and Sustainability program coordinator at Lusíadas Saúde. Experience in non-profits AHEAD, AIESEC, MOVE, Girl Move.

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.

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. 

Bernardo Faria

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

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 consultant.



Sharing a common purpose, as a fundamental part that enables the implementation of impact innovation solutions. Partners, clients, suppliers all part of this chain of value as drivers of positive change and impact investment.

Institutional Partners

partners, clients and suppliers