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Sofia Santos

Sustainability Champion in Chief (CEO)

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Consultant for the French Development Agency on sustainable finance in the context of Central Banks and National Strategies
Guest lecturer at ISEG and co-coordinator of various courses at IDEFE
Consultant for the United Nations Green Climate Fund for Africa
Member of the investment committee of the Portuguese Fund for Social Innovation. Technical specialist in Green Economy and Sustainable Finance in the office of the Minister for the Environment (2018-2019)
General Secretary of BCSD Portugal (2016-2018)



  • PhD in Management: "The role of banks in promoting sustainable development" (Univ. of Middlesex, UK)

  • MSc in Economics (Univ. of London, UK)

  • Degree in Economics (ISEG)

Specialization areas

  • Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Non-financial reporting 

  • ESG risks

  • Sustainable and climate finance 

  • Circular Economy 

  • Sustainability Strategy


  • Training in Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry (UNEP FI; 9.5/10)

  • Training in ESG Analyst, Environment, Social and Governance Risks (EFFAS; grade: Certified ESG Analyst)

  • Executive training in Scenario Planning (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford - UK)

  • Training in The Environmental and Social Risks of Lending (UNEP FI; 4.4/5)

  • Training in AA1000 Standard (AccountAbility)

  • Certificate of Pedagogical Competence (CCP)

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