4th Summer School in Sustainability

4th Summer School in Sustainability

Sala 3/Online
14/09/2020 to 18/09/2020
10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 17:00
Portuguese, with possibility of using English


Promote the theme of sustainability and its integration in daily decision-making, with the technical leaders of different organizations and institutions, so as to enable them to respond to the challenges that the construction of a sustainable society implies.

Explore the interconnections between science, economics, management, politics and society and promote the contact between different experts and interlocutors representing different parts of society.

Provide concrete solutions to the most pressing challenges in the area of ​​sustainability, both national and international.

To explore diverse proposals and to establish contact networks for future interventions in order to build a sustainable society.

To acknowledge the Summer School in Sustainability as an initiative of relevant interest to Portuguese society, for its contribution in terms of opening new horizons and providing participants with new tools and capacities to understand the complexity and interrelated nature of current and future societies .

Intended for

Public administration boards (central and local)
Technical staff - companies and business associations
Non-governmental organizations workers
Youth Party Leaders
University students from different disciplinary areas

For each module different speakers will be invited, depending on the topics under discussion. It is expected that at least ten external speakers will be involved.


Module I - To Know and to manage (Susana Fonseca - ZERO)

Equity in the use of resources;
Sustainable public acquisitions
Sustainable Mobility
Agriculture, water, forest and climate change

Module II - Policies and sustainability (Luísa Schmidt - ICS-ULisboa)

Science in the support of political decision
Governance - from local to global
Food and sustainability
How to communicate sustainability

Module III - The role of companies in the implementation of sustainability (BCSD Portugal)

Economic and management models: current and emerging
The Green Economy and the Circular Economy
Sustainability and ethics in Corporate Governance models
The tools available for sustainable management
Finance and sustainability

A field visit will be organized to provide direct contact with a concrete experience.


Shown interest for the heme

 Working positions that require the integration of sustainability and the articulation between environmental, social and economic aspects

Featured CV


Registration until the 15th June: 250 €
Registration after the 15th June: 350 €

Payment upon registration: 30 € (off total tuition fee)

ICS Community and Partners: 50% off on Tuition

The fee paid upon registration is non-refundable

The school will only be held if the necessary quorum is reached.

Coordenador Externo 
Susana Fonseca
Mafalda Evangelista
BCSD Portugal – Conselho Empresarial para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável