Pedro Neves – Founder and CEO of Global Solutions

Founder and CEO of Global Solutions. Consultant for UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management

Pedro Mateus das Neves has a Mining Engineer Degree from Universidade do Porto, post-graduate studies in Private Equity & Venture Capital from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in Development Studies from Universidade de Lisboa with the research question: “SDGs Why? and For Whom? How to Implement Partnerships to Achieve the SDGs?”. His research areas are Development Policies, Political Economy, and Institutional Innovation, with a particular focus on Sustainable Development, SDGs Implementation, Impact Investing, Innovative Finance, Partnerships, and Transformational Projects applied to Regional and Urban Development, namely Smart and Sustainable Cities. Has published work in English, Portuguese, French, Russian, Mandarin, and Japanese.

Affiliated with Universidade Católica Portuguesa, is a visiting professor and researcher at Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan; Tsinghua University in Beijing and Shenzhen, China; Geneva University, Switzerland; ParisTech, École des Ponts et Chaussés in Paris; IESE Business School in Barcelona; ESAI; University of Lisbon; and, National School of Public Administration in Luanda, Angola.

Founded and is the CEO of Global Solutions 4U based on Sustainable Development in 2010, a consulting firm specialized in SDG issues; Impact Investing, Financial Innovation, and Partnerships for the Development of Cities and Regions. His professional experience includes planning, designing, and implementing Sustainable Development Policies, having originated and managed more than €10bn of investment projects through partnerships in more than 250 cities and 80 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.




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