Rodrigo Tavares is an Adjunct Professor at NOVA School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) where he teaches a Master-level course on Sustainable Finance. He is also the founder and president of the Granito Group, a company that advances the sustainable economy through strategy 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 2011 to 2014 served as Head of the São Paulo State Government's Office of Foreign Affairs. 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). Author of multiple peer-reviewed articles and 4 books, including “Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players” (Oxford University Press). He was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2017), and StartUp Portugal Ambassador (2018).