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      Us

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 enabling future generations to meet their own needs in a regeneration and development positive balance.
 

Our Theory of Change

Change is changing.

Change is faster, bigger and comes with greater challenges and opportunities than ever before. 

Our theory of change is based on the interaction between partners, clients, suppliers and communities with a strong focus on the Sustainable Development Goals.

With data-and tech-enabled approaches, we partner with individuals and organizations to drive innovation that really impacts where it matters the most.

We are focused on resolving neglected societal problems, namely with the empowerment of partnerships that combine rd&i, consulting, technology and incubation services. 

Guided only by positive results and impact measurement, our design solutions help organizations manage complexity and build cultures of continuous improvements to ensure sustainable performance and to shape successful change programs.

We believe in making bridges and working shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners to achieve and sustain innovative impact over time.

Impact innovation.

IMPACT INNOVATION  CORPORATIONS

Positive Benefits is composed by a Non-Profit Association and an Enterprise that have a common mission

The impact innovation enterprise was founded in 2009 as one of the first social business in Portugal with rd&I, consulting and technology services working in several countries in Africa and Europe, focus on the work with companies, public organizations in the social innovation, corporate social responsibility and sustainability areas.

The impact innovation non-profit was founded in 2016 in order to deploy the impact investment and incubation services/projects, mostly in Europe and Africa working directly with universities, other non-profits and private impact investors.

A Team of Teams, that are resource catalysts, getting together all stakeholders in a common goal - partners, clients and impact investors, in order to discover societal neglected problems and providing together, high impact solutions. 

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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Mafalda Sarmento

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BOARD

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.

Nuno Frazão

Nuno Frazão
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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.

Pedro Póvoa

Pedro Póvoa
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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. 

Joana Pais

Joana Pais
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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.

Violeta Lapa

Violeta Lapa

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ADVISORY BOARD

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. 

António Côrte-Real Frazão

Anónio Côrte-Real Frazão
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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.

Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho

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OPERATIONAL TEAM

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

Sara Barroca

Sara Barroca

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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.

Martim Lomelino

Martim Lomelino

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

Bernardo Faria

Bernardo Faria

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IMPACT INNOVATION 

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OTHER PROJECTS

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Positive Benefits is committed and dedicated to the highest standards of impact and financial accountability and transparency 

 

Our partners, clients, impact investors and other stakeholders expect that all resources are efficient used,  in order to maximize our impact in the local communities.

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