By Cláudia Pedra
Managing Partner, Stone Soup Consulting

Hoje em dia, em plena pandemia da COVID-19, o que mais ouvimos falar é da necessidade de fazer trabalho remoto. Mas será assim tão fácil gerir pessoas e equipas em trabalho remoto?

Há 11,5 anos atrás quando criámos a Stone Soup Consulting,  discutimos muito como acompanharíamos pessoas, espalhadas um pouco por todo o mundo, em trabalho remoto. Pensámos que seria um dos nossos maiores desafios. 11,5 anos depois o desafio mantém-se, agora com novas condicionantes.

O trabalho remoto tem imensas virtuosidades. Podemos diminuir a nossa pegada ambiental, cortando em deslocações desnecessárias, trabalhar com pessoas em locais remotos e de difícil acesso, e cortar em custos de viagens e estadias. Permite trabalhar de forma flexível, aumentando a produtividade, com uma gestão de trabalho mais eficaz e eficiente. Tem também a vantagem de permitir um maior equilíbrio vida-trabalho, pois podemos acompanhar a nossa família/nossos amigos de mais perto, sem perder tempo nas (por vezes muito complexas) viagens entre a casa e o emprego. 


Língua: Português


December 11th 2019. Today Stone Soup has taken an important step. We have committed to be carbon neutral by 2030, 20 years ahead of the Paris Agreement!

At COP25 in Madrid we have committed together with other 531 B Corporations to accelerate the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030.

These companies are part of the global community of Certified B Corporations, businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability. There are over 3,000 B Corps in the world, hailing from more than 70 countries and 150 industries, harnessing the power of business to solve major social and environmental challenges facing the world today, including the climate crisis. 

This commitment to significant carbon reduction leading to a net zero future by 2030 is part of the most accelerated climate action effort by a large constituency of businesses in the world. It demonstrates true leadership in a time of severe environmental and economic unrest and uncertainty. 

Stone Soup is a certified B Corporation since 2016. In 2018 and 2019, this vocation of improvement, working standards and engagement with our clients - among others - have been recognised by B Lab who has named Stone Soup, twice, as one of the Best B Corps for the World in the Customers category.  


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How can schools create opportunities for children in order to cope with their human development and daily challenges? How can school curricula go from theory to practice and integrate a responsible behavior approach? Today children have many non-academic needs that affect their growth and are not consistently approached by school programmes. Our education systems worldwide do not integrate enough human development aspects that have a permanent impact in our youngsters’ lives.

This webinar will host two investigations carried out by researchers in Lisbon and Hong Kong aiming at understanding two educational local contexts, how they impact youth development and how things can be done better. With a practical focus, the webinar will present these investigations based on two specific projects that are currently carried out in schools of both cities.  














Nuno Archer wins the Stone Soup Award 2019 with the research “Psychosocial development and student engagement in school: a study in basic and secondary education”  

1. This year the Stone Soup Award focused on projects that researched “new educational models with a positive impact on responsible behaviour”. Could you tell us what is your project about? 

 Thank you very much for this award. I feel especially happy because what won the award was the importance of the research theme. Its main goal is to deepen what we know  about the relation between personal and social development and the school as an increasingly important context for the growth of children and young people.

 To better explore the concept of development, the project is supported on the theoretical strength of Erikson’s classical Psychosocial Theory and its optimistic stance of permanent growth throughout the life span. This approach is complemented with the 5 Cs model (connection, confidence, character, competence and caring), plus one C for contribution. This model emerges from the work of Richard Lerner and colleagues, in the line of Positive Youth Development. 

To account for the role of school in development, the research works on the construct of Student Engagement in School. Some of the renewed enthusiasm that this construct in gaining in Portugal (visible in research, international studies and congresses), is linked to the work of Feliciano Henriques Veiga, to whom I thank the inspiring work and the quality and close guidance as adviser of this research