I have a Ph.D. in management, and a post-graduation in public policies for social equality. I also have the PMP and Project DPro certifications in project management, the latter focused on social development projects. I managed projects with the Brazilian government like social policies to support people in extreme social vulnerability and substance abuse condition or an entrepreneurship formation in "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" program. The latter was documented in several academic papers and had a spin-off in a youth public financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (BID). I have also worked with several NGOs and experienced the difficulties faced to impact society positively. Due to my professional experience in the citizen sector, I concentrated my research on business and social investments. I believe in building a paradigm of collaborative relationships capable of inspiring inclusive and sustainable socio-economic practices.