Rodrigo Tavares

Rodrigo Tavares

Adjunct Full Professor, NOVA School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE)

Rodrigo Tavares is a Full Adjunct Professor (Professor Catedrático Convidado) at NOVA School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE), where he teaches postgraduate and executive courses and conducts research on finance and sustainability issues.

He is also the Founder and CEO of the UK-based Granito Group, a company that advances the sustainable economy through management consulting, financial advisory, and policy & research. He holds over 15 years of experience in government and international organizations working with foreign affairs and economic cooperation. From 2008-2010, he was annually invited by the UN Secretariat to write Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's annual reports on Africa's development. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Head of the Office of Foreign Affairs for the São Paulo State Government, in Brazil.

His academic path includes the universities of Harvard (Senior Research Fellow), Columbia (Research Fellow on a postdoc grant), Gothenburg (Ph.D.), and California, Berkeley (Visiting Research Fellow). He was also an Adjunct Professor at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Brazil (2013-2018). Rodrigo is the author of 4 books on international relations and economic development (published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Lynne Rienner), and multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. He has taken executive courses at Harvard University on negotiation (2006) and on global leadership (2021), and at Princeton University on energy transition (2022).

He is an op-ed columnist for Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil) on the topics of finance, economics and sustainability. He also writes regularly for the World Economic Forum’s website and for Quartz on these issues.